Godfather: La Fine, The

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Just when you thought you were out, Wraith pulls you back in!
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Original Release Date:
1990
Original Running Time:
153
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
172
Time Added:
19
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Brief Synopsis:
An improved preservation of the The Godfather Part 3 Director's Cut using La Coda color grade as the basis, with extra stuff too.
Intention:
To take The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone and restore to it the disastrous change to the ending and opening, restore all the removed material (except 9 secs) . All subtitles were re-made and expanded to match the fonsts of the Godfather Magnum Opus and Copolla Restoration. This stand alone version allows viewers to watch the theatrical or extended versions of Pprts 1 and 2, and them conclude with La Fine.
Additional Notes:
IMHO La Coda works fine as a standalone, BUT, the truncated ended and opening montage changes are tonaly disastrous and hamfistedly executed if you listen carefuly to the muic. It's just plain awful. I started by wanting to correct this. In fact, I completed this edit BEFOR I dove into the Magnum Opus. (https://ifdb.fanedit.org/godfather-michaels-opus-the/). It was this edit that led me to make The Godfather Magnum Opus. It is this edit that forms the second half of The Godfather: Michael's Opus. For those that prefer the Theatrical structures, here is the standalone of PArt 3, FIXED. This is the longest version of Part 3 you can find anywhere. I hope you enjoy it.
Other Sources:
The Godfather Part 3 CD
Godfather Part 3 DVD Extras
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
The Godfather Part 3 Theatrical cut 153 min, has never been released to home video. The original DVD release at 161 min was an expanded Directors Cut, and the recent La Coda was shorter. This reverses the changes made to La Coda, corrects an glaring continuity error when Michael speaks to the Archbishop in the opening. This scene is in The Vatican, not in New York. A new establishing shot was added, and 60 secs of additional dialogue restore with HD visuals, available here for the first time.
Cuts and Additions:
The Godfather Part III additional scenes/Shots
- 6 shots newly added to the CODA version of Part 3
- All material removed from La Coda is added back and graded to approximate the grade of La Coda (19 mins)
- New Opening Titles
- Restored opening
- Additional dialogue between Michael and the Cardinal NOT SEEN IN ANY OTHER VERSION in HD!!
- Corrected continuity establishing shots
- More thorough translation of subtitles, all fully re made and expanded
- 4 secs removed of Mary' making and odd face (yet again)
- Restored ending
- 5 secs removed from finale
- Kay lighting a candles in remembrance (used under the credits for the Novel for television)
- An in Memoriam sequence during the end credit from The Trilogy version (rebuilt from scratch in HD)
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All I can say is just wow!!!! This is one of the best edits I have seen done to the Godfather!! Very well done!!! I highly recommend this edit! Very enjoyable overall!

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First things first-- holy FUCK is the editing spectacular. Every scene seems like it's in the exact right place. Kay lighting the candles after the credits is a nice touch. Only a few times does the audio have a small glitch in which a syllable a character utters is muted, but other than that, it's spectacular. There are also new subtitles for scenes entirely in Italian, and they look great.

I have no doubts this edit came out exactly as Wraith intended, given how good it looks and plays. Personally, though, I would have loved to have seen additional edits to change some of my personal least favorite parts of the film that can be fixed through editing. I personally would have cut out the infamous "my lucky coat" line, which can be done with relative ease, as well as kept Michael muted as he screams after Mary's death (as opposed to him being muted, then unmuted, as in this cut and the original). I also would have liked to have seen the text from the end of Godfather Coda after Michael's death, as the point it makes is relevant and poignant. I also wish some scenes that were cut from Coda were also cut from this version, as the film still feels overlong. If someone made a shorter version of this very edit through this method, it would be much more enjoyable.

There are also some problems that Wraith unfortunately couldn't fix, and do not impact my score, but I think are important to those who want to see what this edit's about. There's no changing Sofia Coppola's performance (expect in 4 cut seconds of her making an odd face), or the absence of Tom Hagen, which is only being due to Duvall's refusal to be in the film, whose presence would have made the film better.

This is probably the best version of the Godfather 3 out there right now. Wraith's editing is nearly invisible, and the picture quality is smooth throughout.

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As with your work on the previous two Godfather epics, the work done here is simply magnificent.

Bravo!

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