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BLU RAY PQ: MOLTO BENE,
This review is from: The Godfather Coppola Restoration [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Just finished watching all three Godfathers. Here's my brief lowdown on the blu-ray transfer (whether you want it or not):
Godfather 3: This has been remastered rather than "meticulously restored" like the other two films. It looks fine for the most part. Not a great hi-def film but perfectly adequate - except for some brightness fluctuations amongst the 'blacks' in a couple of scenes.
Godfather 2: This has been restored to a point that matches the quality of the third film. I've never seen it looking better. I was noticing subtleties for the first time.
Godfather 1: The original negative must have been in helluva state. The picture quality was variable. Out of the three films this would win the prize for the most grainy scenes. That said: It ain't all as bad as that. (A few scenes look like they could have been shot yesterday.) But if the other films were like it, it wouldn't be worth getting the blu-rays - just stick with the dvds.
There's also an interesting new 20min doc on the restoration process which explains what a state the first two films were in. (It took the pulling power of Spielberg to have them restored.) The irony is - the new interviews with the filmmakers recorded in HD look better than the actual films they were restoring!
In short - I have no regrets with my purchase as I wasn't expecting a miracle. So go and find the best on-line deal you can, and make them an offer they can't refuse.
Il vostro amico,
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2014 21:34:15 GMT
The new HD interviews looked better than the restored films, well duh lol
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