Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of THE GODFATHER: PART |||, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola brings a definitive new edit and restoration of the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy-Maria Puzo's THE GODFATHER CODA: THE DEATH OF MICHAEL CORLEONE.
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), now in his 60s, seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. That successor could be fiery Vincent (Andy Garcia)…but he may also be the spark that turns Michael's hope of business legitimacy into an inferno of mob violence. The film's meticulously restored picture and sound, under the supervision of American Zoetrope and Paramount Pictures, includes a new beginning and ending, as well as changes to scenes, shots, and music cues. The resulting project reflects author Mario Puzo and Coppola's original intentions of THE GODFATHER: PART |||, and delivers, in the words of Coppola, “a more appropriate conclusion to THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER: PART ||.”
- " Allows us to take in the full scope of Michael Corleone's (Al Pacino) tragic journey – from optimistic military veteran to cruel crime boss to emotionally shattered old man. " – Zaki Hasan
- " That The Godfather, Part III works up any grandeur at all is a tribute to the luridly baroque plotting of Coppola and Mario Puzo and the fierce and apparently ineradicable residue of artistic honor still left inside Coppola. " – Jeff Simon (Buffalo News)
- " The film is a slow fuse with a big bang – one that echoes through every family whose own tragedy is an aching for things past and loved ones lost. " – Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine)