The Godfather – the epic and seminal 1972 gangster film – is being re-released theatrically to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola (Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Dementia 13), adapted from Mario Puzo’s novel who also co-wrote the screenplay.
The ensemble cast features Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conte, Talia Shire and Al Lettieri.
“No movie changed Hollywood more than The Godfather. From the bestselling novel by Mario Puzo to box-office blockbuster, its influential legacy endures to this day.
Starring Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning performance as the patriarch of the Corleone family, this first installment in the three-movie saga paints a dramatic portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America.
Balanced between the Corleone’s commitment to family as well as the ugly crime business in which they are engaged, it features career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan, Talia Shire, Diane Keaton and Robert Duvall.
“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “With this 50th-anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic trilogy.
It’s also gratifying to celebrate this milestone with Paramount alongside the wonderful fans who’ve loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time.”
Paramount Pictures will re-release The Godfather theatrically in Dolby Vision in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres in the US, plus some international territories on February 25th 2022.
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital and 4K On-Demand releases will follow on March 22nd.
Trailer in 4K: