Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Francis Ford Coppola’s Re-Made “Godfather III” Now Called “Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone” Priced to Sell for $14.99


Francis Ford Coppola’s remade “The Godfather Part III” has hit Amazon as blu-ray DVD ready for advance purchase.

Now called: “Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone,” Coppola’s re imagined film is priced to sell at just $14.99. That price seems very low considering it’s an event release of something that’s highly anticipated. But I guess they figure we know the story already.

“Coda” will give Coppola to right the wrongs of the original, awful final chapter of “The Godfather.” It would be unprecedented if he fixed “III” so that it really fit with chapters 1 and 2. This could be the great director’s crowning achievement.

The original film clocks in at 2 hours, 42 minutes. The new one says 2 hours, 38 minutes, so maybe 4 minutes have been trimmed. We’ll have to wait and see. Release date is December 8th.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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