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Old 11-24-2015, 12:24 PM   #1561
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Why do you want to see it in mono? The 5.1 is from the exact same sound elements, but much better quality.
Has this been confirmed? I thought I read somewhere that some of the gun shot effects had been changed
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:20 PM   #1562
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Why do you want to see it in mono? The 5.1 is from the exact same sound elements, but much better quality.
The Godfather has a very good 5.1 mix. It's seems faithful to the original mix while expanding it into multiple speakers.

That said, the original mono should always be included. It's an integral part of the film's history, it's the only sound mix created by the film-makers at the time of making it, and many do prefer to watch films exactly how they were exhibited.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:36 PM   #1563
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:38 PM   #1564
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:51 PM   #1565
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i'm still trying to figure out if i should try to sell dvd version and get bluray boxset or just get 1st 2 godfather movies since wasn't fan of part 3 btw
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:20 PM   #1566
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i'm still trying to figure out if i should try to sell dvd version and get bluray boxset or just get 1st 2 godfather movies since wasn't fan of part 3 btw
I recommend getting the box set - the bonus features disc is full of some great stuff (including a short documentary on the restoration of the first 2 Godfather movies), and even Godfather III is worth having if only for Coppola's commentary, which is pretty fascinating. Plus, the box set is pretty reasonably priced. I was no fan of Godfather III and I'm very glad I bought the box set, no regrets at all.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:31 PM   #1567
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Also, I always encourage people to give Part III another chance if they only saw it once. My opinion of it has gotten much better after several viewings.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:39 PM   #1568
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I'm not a fan of Part III by any stretch but I give it a watch every few years all the same. It definitely has its moments and who knows, maybe one of these days something will click.

I mean, I have been saying that for like twenty years so I'm not totally loving those odds but who knows.

But yeah, another vote for the set instead of I & II individuals.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:52 PM   #1569
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Highly doubt anything new here.

The chronological version has been out for a few years...I suspect they took this one and spliced in the deleted scenes.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:45 AM   #1570
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Highly doubt anything new here.

The chronological version has been out for a few years...I suspect they took this one and spliced in the deleted scenes.
Incorrect.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:41 PM   #1571
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The first time I ever saw the first two films, someone at the cinema had had the bright idea of putting them on as a double feature. We, all unsuspecting, didn't know the running times when we rocked up for a session starting at 9:00 p.m. or thereabouts (necessary because of the ratings, I suspect). And when the lights came up for a second time, and we realised that a) it was only the Intermission of the second film, and that there was an unknown length of time still to go, and that b) it was already well after 1 in the morning ... almost everyone groaned and most of the audience gave up and went home.

I stuck it out, but it wasn't fair to either film. It took me another couple of times seeing them both before I could shake that feeling that they went on forever.
My girlfriend had taped the TV showing of the Saga. We started watching it one night about 10pm to have something to view. I was so into the film, that I stayed up all night watching it. She, otoh, bailed after 2 hours... That will always be my preferred way of watching the Godfather, in chronological order.

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:28 PM   #1572
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I picked up this set for £10 in a charity shop after quickly checking the Blu-ray.com rating.

Got it home and loved what I saw of the first ten minutes of the first picture. Popped in the supplementals disc to check out the new featurettes, particularly the resotration of the film for this release.

It was a very interesting documentary which clearly described how

* The negatives for part I and II were virtually destroyed due to the popularity of the film and the demand for prints to be struck.

* That it was decided that the negative itself could not be restored and that an IP could not be made and photochemically corrected from it.

* That they located a vintage print that was establised as being as good a reference for colour timing as they were going to get.

*That parts of that print actually came from dupes which did not really represent what was on the negative, which is why the print was not restored.

* That the negative was very carefully scanned and that major damage was digitially fixed before the whole filme was colour corrected digitally

* That brightening the film, as previous home video and TV versions did, was pointless since the film was designed and shot so that the darkness on the negative is just that. There is nothing to brighten or be revealed, which ensured that theatre prints looked just the way Willis and Copolla intended them to look.

* That Coppola himself forgot how good it looked until going through this process

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The first couple of dozen of posts on this board, post-release, seemed to be saying things like

* They just scanned a restored print
* Copolla didn't remember what the film was supposed to look like
* That they didn't do any restoration

And then dozens of bandwagon jumpers keen to say they wont be buying this "botched" job.


So afterward I decided read other reviews to get their impression of the work done. Blu-ray high-fi digest just casually say that it's been brightened too much and that the black levels are poor but it's the best it as looked. At least they didn't do what they did with the Halloween 35th Anniversary BD and state that they suspect it was an old master which somehow magically gave up about 100% more grain and almost none of the dirt and scratches seen on any of the previous home video versions of the film.

What gives? Are they all trolls or is there some sort of disease that prompts people on blu-ray.com to take any excuse to imply that people like Robert Harris are inompetent or that Copolla is ignorant (compared to them) and run a mile with it?

I suspect that in the case of some sites reviewers, unless they personally know someone who was involved with a transfer, they are inclined to insinuate that a master has been recycled and that the grass would be greener if....
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:51 PM   #1573
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Aye, Gordon Willis shot his stuff so it could only be printed within a very specific range, and like a lot of cinematographers from the era they were under no illusions that the answer print was probably the last time that the film would actually look like they intended.

That both the 'Prince of Darkness' AND Coppola signed off on this superb restoration should be enough for most people, it's not a case of one getting the jump on the other to push their own bizarre view of what the movie should like, e.g. Storaro's infuriating insistence on 2.00:1 cropping for Apocalypse Now, or Friedkin riding roughshod over Owen Roizman's photography on the first French Connection BD.

As for the new HDR grade of Godfather...that's another matter entirely.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:12 PM   #1574
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:51 PM   #1575
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What gives? Are they all trolls or is there some sort of disease that prompts people on blu-ray.com to take any excuse to imply that people like Robert Harris are inompetent or that Copolla is ignorant (compared to them) and run a mile with it?

It's the same psychology behind conspiracy theorists. It's all about little people feeling empowered by the belief that they know better than the powers-that-be. You see it every day on this forum.

The other big one you constantly see here is the criticism of an improved product to validate the inferior one. There are obviously cases where the "upgrade" is inferior to the earlier release but that's rare and you see the same people playing logical gymnastics to defend the disc they already own as the superior version.

This stuff certainly not exclusive to this forum but there's something about this forum that draws out more nuts than I've ever seen anywhere else. It's not uncommon to see the Blu-ray.com forums used as a punchline on other home video forums and Facebook pages.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:54 PM   #1577
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It's the same psychology behind conspiracy theorists. It's all about little people feeling empowered by the belief that they know better than the powers-that-be. You see it every day on this forum.
Yes, there are a lot of self-proclaimed experts on this site that spend way too much time here rather than enjoying the movies.
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