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Old 04-11-08, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
At this point I'll be waiting for the Blu-ray.
I bet this is the case for alot of re-releases. Double dipping is going to dry up a little I suspect. Why buy the dvd again when you know the Blu-ray is around the corner. I will also be holding out for a blu-ray release.
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Old 04-11-08, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
At this point I'll be waiting for the Blu-ray.
This set is my number one spot for most wanted Blu-rays.
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Old 04-11-08, 09:58 AM
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Color me stupid, but wasn't the Godfather restored already when it came to DVD a few years ago? Can some one help me out.

And I really am waiting for Robert Harris to restore It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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It was restored for the initial dvd release, but not too well - good enough for 480p, but it would look horrible in 1080p.
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Originally Posted by slop101
It was restored for the initial dvd release, but not too well - good enough for 480p, but it would look horrible in 1080p.
From what I've read, the extent of the "restoration" was just using manual digital touchups on the sub-par transfer for removing larger scars from the image. It wouldn't really surprise me if the transfer was leftover from the last laserdisc release since it does not look like it's from '01.


Now that specs are out, I'm really hoping they split the first film over two discs to allow for optimal compression. Of course, if it's on BluRay, that's a moot point...
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Old 04-11-08, 12:44 PM
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Why is it so damn hard to include the original sound mix? I don't give 2 shits about 5.1, especially The Godfather. Whoopty-do.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
At this point I'll be waiting for the Blu-ray.
And at the rate Paramount is heading towards releasing anything on Blu-ray, you may be in for a MAJOR wait!
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Old 04-11-08, 05:32 PM
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I'll wait. Seen these movies more times than I can possibly count. No problem waiting. Years even. It'll just be that much better.
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Old 04-14-08, 02:20 AM
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Since they paid big $$$ for a photochemical restoration of the original film elements, where's the fucking theatrical 35 mm re-release?
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Old 04-14-08, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickMcCart
]From what I've read, the extent of the "restoration" was just using manual digital touchups on the sub-par transfer for removing larger scars from the image. It wouldn't really surprise me if the transfer was leftover from the last laserdisc release since it does not look like it's from '01.


Now that specs are out, I'm really hoping they split the first film over two discs to allow for optimal compression. Of course, if it's on BluRay, that's a moot point...
what I've read is that the film's have been transferred via 4K, then downrezzed to standard 2K.

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Color me stupid, but wasn't the Godfather restored already when it came to DVD a few years ago? Can some one help me out.

And I really am waiting for Robert Harris to restore It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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Old 04-14-08, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Giles
what I've read is that the film's have been transferred via 4K, then downrezzed to standard 2K.
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My post was referring to the original DVD. That's why I said it didn't even look like something that had been remastered in 2001.

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Old 05-09-08, 09:59 PM
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ASC Magazine on Godfather Trilogy Restoration
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Old 05-09-08, 10:48 PM
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Great article. Thanks. I've always wondered how they went about restoring films.

The article suggests a September re-release of the trilogy on DVD.
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Old 05-10-08, 09:26 AM
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going to be released in june hope the us release gets here soon also.. also picture of the case....

Title: The Godfather Trilogy (IMDb)
Starring: Marlon Brando
Released: 2nd June 2008
SRP: 29.99

New Bonus Material


* Godfather World (10:56)
* The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (29:42)
* When The Shooting Stopped (14:16)
* Emulsional Rescue - Revealing the Godfather (19:03)
* The Godfather on the Red Carpet (4:02)
* Four Short Films on The Godfather: GF vs. GF Part II (2:15); Cannoli (1:37); Riffing on the Riffing (1:38); Clemenza (1:55)
* Hidden Easter Egg: Cosa Nostra & Coppola





http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...r-trilogy.html
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Old 05-10-08, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
Interesting article. What does it say about the state of original film elements if even the Godfather was in such shoddy condition?

Shouldn't this really be called "The Harris Restoration"?
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Old 05-11-08, 08:03 AM
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Guess I should throw my I & II DVDs up on ebay
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Old 05-11-08, 01:16 PM
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I hope they are all re-issued with DTS ES surround sound.
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Nice read. I can hardly wait to see this in beautiful high-def (hopefully)!
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Old 05-12-08, 08:18 AM
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Why are things still mum on a Blu-Ray release?
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Old 05-12-08, 09:06 AM
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for those who hadn't read the ASC article the region 1 release is slated for September
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Old 05-12-08, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Rad14
I hope they are all re-issued with DTS ES surround sound.
I hope they bother to put in the original mono mix.
The new 35mm prints that have been struck have it, so why not?
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Old 05-13-08, 03:11 PM
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Yeah, include that too if you want...
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Old 05-14-08, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Rad14
I hope they are all re-issued with DTS ES surround sound.


why?
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......But if anyone can do it, it's Harris.
I'm still waiting on the work he is supposed to have done on "The Quiet Man".
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Old 05-14-08, 12:18 PM
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isn't he also supposed to do at some point 'It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World'
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