This is what I like to see. We have fantastic news that the Godfather 1 & 2 will be re-released in theaters. We get the following scoop from IMDB:
Cleaned-up 35mm versions of the mafia epics – directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro – will be screened at September’s Gotham Film Forum in New York before hitting movie theatres across the U.S.
The work has been carried out by Robert A. Harris, under the direction of Coppola and original cinematographer Gordon Willis. Harris – who also worked on a Lawrence of Arabia restoration – claims his job was made tougher because high demand for prints of the movies had left the original negative in poor condition. He tells Daily Variety, “(It was) the worst I’ve ever seen in a picture from the modern era.”
I am very much in favor of re-releasing films. I think there are a ton of classics that would appeal to modern audiences; and we want to see them. In an age of remakes, I think that the re-release is a welcome change of pace, and the correct way to pay tribute to gems of the past.
I am excited to see both of these films in theaters and hope that a trend develops.