Godfather: Extended Edition HD, The

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Godfather: Extended Edition HD, The
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Tagline:
The complete epic now in HD.
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Original Release Date:
1972
Original Running Time:
175
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
201
Time Added:
26
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Brief Synopsis:
The epic Saga is now complete with all available footage restored back into the original film in full hd for the first time.
Intention:
To create a version of The Godfather that seamlessly integrates the deleted scenes back into the original film. Using the 2012 AMC-HD restoration of the Godfather saga, I have been able to add these scenes back to the original film in HD for the first time.
Additional Notes:
A few short sequences that were not present in either the Theatrical cut, or the AMC-HD broadcast are not HD but have been sourced in the best available quality.
Other Sources:
The Godfather saga - AMC 2012 restoration.
Release Information:
  • Digital
  • Digital
Editing Details:
Edited using 'Adobe Premiere Pro'. AMC watermark removed with 'Remove Logo Now'. Three scenes were scaled from SD to HD using 'Super-Resolution' from infognition.
Cuts and Additions:
Added the following deleted scenes:
- Vito asks Sonny if he is paying attention at the wedding.
- Tom informs Vito Genco will not last out the night.
- Michael and Vito leaving the wedding.
- The men visit Genco on his deathbed.
- Tom sees Woltz giving a pony to an actress.
- Tom sees the actress in Woltz's house.
- Connie and Carlo argue/ Vito decides to send Luca Brasi to reason with Woltz
- Michael and Kay call Tom from a hotel room.
- Extended footage of Luca brasi walking to the meeting with Bruno and Sollozzo.
- Sonny gets a call after his father is shot.
- Sonny informs his mother of his father's shooting, takes control of the family.
- Extended Footage of Michael driving home.
- Rocco and Clemenza talk about the Paulie hit before getting into the car.
- Clemenza makes a stop to call sonny and eats lunch.
- Michael and his bodyguards come across communists marching in Sicily.
- Fabrizzio asks Michael about America.
- Extended Footage of Michael walking through Corleone.
- Michael visits his father's childhood home in Sicily.
- Extended Connie Carlo fight scene.
- Bonasera prepares to meet Vito at his funeral parlor.
- Michael wakes up after Apollonia's death.
- Michael speaks with Vito after his return from Sicily.
- Extended Footage during the Tessio/Clemenze/Carlo/Tom meeting with Vito and Mike.

Cuts:
- Short audio trim when Tom Hagen is dialing the phone for less fade-to-black.
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Overview - Stellar work assembling various outtakes and scenes from various editions.

Video - 1920 X 1080 AVC. Odd bit of TV business at 1:16. Fade to blacks seemed longish at some points.

Audio - 317 kbps AAC. 2 Channel stereo. No subs, aside the hard-coded during Italian language sequences. Good use of sound for transitions. Dialogue clear (aside from Brando, and unfair to nitpick for that).

Narrative - This is a rich, immersive experience. It has been a decade since I’ve watched the original. This version has all sorts of extras seamlessly edited in. Everything a Godfather fanatic could desire.

Enjoyment - Very much so. The additions act layers in an already textured quilt. They are not necessarily game changers, but Genco Abbandando gets a respectful farewell and Clemenza … man, any extra scenes featuring Clemenza is great by me.
This is over three hours, so switch off the phone and settle in. Rushing will demean this, a terrific edit.

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What an amazing watch. The Godfather is an all time great and seeing footage I'd never seen before was a real joy. A/V editing is seamless, couldn't tell where the deleted scenes had been inserted. My only critique is that the original film & deleted scenes have occasional A/V issues, but nothing major.
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A belated review since I watched this in 2018 and now again as a prelude to watching the new Part 3 Coda. So I wanted to refresh.
I have to say, I can't get enough footage of these movies and for me this version is like eating more of your fave food even after you feel full. I just can't help it.

I can't mark this down for the inherant issues that some of the source material has, coz that's as good as you will get so by it's own merits, this is my go to version: PERIOD. If you want't it all, it's here and seamless.
Thanks

I look forward to part 2 (if I can get it).
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This is the Godfather, can it be even better? Well, it seems it can and all the extended scenes feel as seamless as they should thanks to this editor's amazing work. Watch this and thank him for taking the time to recover those lost scenes that make a unique film even more amazing.

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Great to have all extended scenes finally integrated in HD! Highly recommended.

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