It’s been 50 years since the theatrical release of “The Godfather,” a film that is widely considered to be the best movie ever made. The film was a sensation and it had an enormous impact on popular culture in America and around the world. Just take a look at the ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes for more on the lasting popularity of this masterpiece.
The film featured an amazing cast, including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and the amazing Diane Keaton. Each of them helped bring to life iconic characters with the help of director Francis Ford Coppola.
This mob drama was based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name and focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone, played by Brando. His youngest son Michael is played by Pacino and the film revolves around his journey to join the family business.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the film, “The Godfather” will have a limited theatrical release beginning February 25, 2022. All three films in the epic trilogy have been meticulously restored under the direction of Coppola and will be made available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on March 22, 2022.
We’ve all seen these movies many times, but the opportunity to see it in the theater is a special treat. If you’ve been living under a rock or you’re young and just haven’t gotten around the seeing it yet, you have an amazing opportunity to see this for the first time in the theater.
“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” director Francis Ford Coppola said in a statement. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic trilogy.”
“It’s also gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount alongside the wonderful fans who’ve loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time,” he added.
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