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Old 03-24-22, 10:13 AM
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
There's a feature on the bonus disc that talks about the new restoration for 2022. I suggest you watch that to understand their thinking behind it.
I don't have the disc, but this post (not from Harris) in that HTF thread is interesting:

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/com...2#post-5098877

I'd really like to see a behind-the-scenes blow-by-blow of what happened with the color/grading here. If you watch the Full Circle feature on the disc, there's a schism between the statements of the restoration producers and the statements of the colorist. The producers talk about honoring Willis' original cinematography, using the 2007 restoration as a reference, and they emphasize the intended "brassy" look with "4 points yellow, one point red" color timing. Then the colorist takes over and starts boasting about how he "improved" the look of the film by purifying the colors (he mentions adjusting orange to red) and pulling back highlight detail that was previously blown-out.
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Old 03-25-22, 01:52 PM
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I haven't watched mine yet, but I'm more opposed to the grain-removal/smoothing over (which, as we know, removes fine detail) than the color modification. My guess is this might have been a Paramount directive...they want something "sharp and bright" for their permanent streaming on Paramount +. That certainly seems to be why they sunk money into updating Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which now looks like something shot last week as opposed to 1979.
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Every day The Godfather 4K Trilogy drops in price in my Amazon cart by 5 cents. It's now at $69.77. Waiting for it to hit less than $65 bucks.
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

Only 96 more days to go to hit your price point.
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

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Only 96 more days to go to hit your price point.
Slow and steady wins the offer he can't refuse.
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Old 04-22-22, 10:55 AM
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

Deep Discount had it for pre-order, with coupon code, for $58.49. You missed out on that weeks ago. You gotta keep track of those bargains in the sub-forum.
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BTW, I have ZERO issues with the new color timing - it retains Gordon Willis's intent while still taking advantage of what 4K HDR can provide.

And the new cut of Godfather III is excellent (I know many will disagree!).
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Deep Discount had it for pre-order, with coupon code, for $58.49. You missed out on that weeks ago. You gotta keep track of those bargains in the sub-forum.
Or, you know, it was mentioned in this very thread.
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Or, you know, it was mentioned in this very thread.
Shit, that, too.
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BTW, I have ZERO issues with the new color timing - it retains Gordon Willis's intent while still taking advantage of what 4K HDR can provide.

And the new cut of Godfather III is excellent (I know many will disagree!).
I always liked Godfather III overall. I'm looking forward to this new cut even more now.
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I always liked Godfather III overall. I'm looking forward to this new cut even more now.
I never really understood people absolute hatred for it. It is definitely the worst of the three films. Sure it has some terrible acting as well as some terrible overacting. Sophia Coppola is absolutely terrible, but I never hated it. I enjoyed it the few times I have watched it. Obviously nowhere near as many times as 1 or 2, but I watch it each time I get a new set of the films, and then I usually put it away for a while and watch 1 and 2 periodically.
I'll check out Coda at some point. Maybe I'll watch all three before too long.
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Is there a domestic (U.S.) release that has the 4K UHD discs along with he Blu-ray discs – and isn't in the big book/box?
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Originally Posted by SightandSound View Post
Is there a domestic (U.S.) release that has the 4K UHD discs along with he Blu-ray discs Ė and isn't in the big book/box?
Doesnít appear so. Looks like the German and Italian sets have the films on both Blu and 4K, but the sets released in other regions appears to just have the films on 4K and the special features on Blu:

Rewind @ www.dvdcompare.net - Godfather (The) (Blu-ray 4K) (1972)
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On 10/11/2022 you can get the steelbooks but if you buy them all it will probably cost more than just buying the box set


Paramount just put up an offer SteelBook collectors can't refuse with all three films in The Godfather Trilogy getting individual 4K UHD SteelBook releases on October 11th.

Full details aren't known yet but they appear to just be single discs possibly with no alternate cuts - simple repackages of The Godfather Trilogyset already on the market.













https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...preorder/46935
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Those steelbooks look way better than the cardboard crap they previously released.
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Nah, I'm good with the smaller crappy cardboard set.
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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

I think the very first DVD set in the cardboard box was the best looking disc set of all DVD, Blu and 4k.
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Is this the version you are reffering to when it first came out on DVD in 2001?

I still have it though I would never watch those movies in SD ever again.



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Re: The Godfather Trilogy - 4K UHD

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Is this the version you are reffering to when it first came out on DVD in 2001?

I still have it though I would never watch those movies in SD ever again.




Yeah, I have the second DVD set that was released but whenever I see that first one in the stores I think itís the nicest looking packaging.

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