The Godfather’s 50th Anniversary Trailer Celebrates New 4K Theatrical Run

It looks like fans of the director Francis Ford Coppolafilm from 1972 The Godfather will soon be able to see the film on the big screen. Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the film’s upcoming limited cinema release, as well as the trilogy’s restoration to home media.

The trailer shows classic scenes from the film Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone and Al Pacino as Michael Corleone. It also shows how the movie has been remastered in 4K. It highlights that the film is considered one of the best films ever made, as well as its Oscar for Best Picture. The film will have a limited cinema premiere in Dolby Vision at AMC Theaters on 25 February.

Paramount spent thousands of hours restoring the trilogy, ensuring that it remained true to the film’s original look and feel. “We felt entitled to restore these films, and a little awe each day we worked on them,” he said. Andrea Kalas, Paramount Archives senior vice president. “We were able to see first hand how the ingenious cinematography, score, production design, costume design, editing, performances and of course screenwriter and instruction became famous more than the sum of their parts. It was our commitment to honor everyone of the unique work of filmmakers. “

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The last restoration of the trilogy was done back in 2007. All the work of restoring the film was overseen by Coppola. The crew reviewed over 300 cartons of film to find the best possible resolution for each image. Over 4,000 hours were spent repairing film stains, tears and other irregularities in the negatives. In addition, over 1,000 hours were spent on color correction. The restoration also brings the original mono numbers back to the first film, as well as its 1974 sequel The Godfather Part II. The restoration was carried out over the course of three years.

“I’m very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative career, “said Coppola.” It’s also very gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount along with the wonderful fans who have loved it for decades, younger generations still finding it relevant in day, and those who will discover it for the first time. “Coppola co-wrote the manuscript Mario Puzo, who wrote the 1969 novel on which the film is based. The film also stars James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton.


The Godfather will have a limited cinema release in Dolby Vision at AMC Theaters in Dolby Vision. The restoration of the trilogy will also be available on home media on March 22nd. Fan can currently watch the trailer below:


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