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Paramount Pictures has provided ComingSoon.net with a few select Blu-ray titles for our holiday giveaway, including It’s A Wonderful Life in 4K UHD, Scrooged, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Paramount Presents: Trading Places, Office Christmas Party, Sonic The Hedgehog Limited Collector’s Edition, and Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, CODA: The Death of Michael Corleone! The first prize winner will receive the complete set, and the second and third prize winners will each receive a copy of Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, CODA: The Death of Michael Corleone. All you have to do to win is email your name with the subject line “HOLIDAY” to [email protected] and three winners (must be within the U.S.) will be selected by December 11!
Paramount Pictures’ new edit and restoration of Francis Ford Coppola’s final film in his epic Godfather trilogy features a new version of The Godfather: Part III, achieving Coppola and screenwriter Puzo’s original vision for the finale.
Coppola’s masterful film adaptation of Puzo’s novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family and the saga is rightfully viewed as one of the greatest in cinematic history. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, The Godfather: Part III was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film follows Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.
Coppola and his production company American Zoetrope worked from a 4K scan of the original negative to undertake a painstaking, frame-by-frame restoration of both the new Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone and the original The Godfather: Part III.
In order to create the best presentation possible, Zoetrope and Paramount’s restoration team began by searching for over 50 original takes to replace lower resolution opticals in the original negative. This process took more than six months and involved sifting through 300 cartons of negative. American Zoetrope worked diligently to repair scratches, stains, and other anomalies that could not be addressed previously due to technology constraints, while enhancements were made to the original 5.1 audio mix. These thorough restoration efforts were not immune to the coronavirus pandemic: midway through the project, all work—even the search for the negative—shifted to the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles and was completed by Zoetrope and Paramount remotely.