“The Godfather Trilogy” on 4K: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

Get ready to buy the Godfather saga once again. After mammoth VHS sets, the DVD collection and multiple Blu-ray releases, the entire trilogy has been meticulously restored once again in 4K, just in time for the first film's 50th anniversary.

Francis Ford Coppola has spent much of the last decade looking back. He turned out new director's cuts of The Cotton Club, Dementia 13 and Apocalypse Now. And in 2020 he turned his eye to The Godfather Part III, which was never in the same league with the first two films in the series. Now the full trilogy will be released yet again, this time in Ultra HD with a slew of bonus features. The extras include a new introduction by Coppola, a featurette on the preservation process, never-before-scene 8mm footage from the production, and all the previously released extras. Both versions of the final film - The Godfather Part III and The Death of Michael Corleone - are also included. Superfans can nab a limited collector's edition, which features everything mentioned above, as well as a hardcover book with archival photos from all three films.

The Godfather Trilogy arrives on 4K Ultra HD on March 22.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.