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'Godfather: Part III' Anniversary Cut Gives Classic Picture "New Life," Says Francis Ford Coppola

Godfather III - 1990 -Andy Garcia-Al Pacino
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'Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone' will get a limited released theatrical Dec. 4 and arrive on Blu-ray and digital on Dec. 8. 

The upcoming anniversary cut of Godfather: Part III gives the classic mob picture a "new life," says Francis Ford Coppola. The writer-director makes the comments in a new mini introduction that accompanies the Blu-ray release of Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.

Coppola changed the end of the beginning of the film and reordered a number of scenes to deliver the movie that he and the late Puzo originally envisioned for the 1990 Oscar-nominated picture.

"In musical terms, a coda is sort of like an epilogue. It's a summing up, and that is what we intended the movie to be," Coppola says in the intro.

Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone will get a limited released theatrical Dec. 4 and arrive on Blu-ray and digital on Dec. 8.

Watch a trailer for Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, below.

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