Paramount Pictures is re-releasing Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic The Godfather in theaters for its 50th Anniversary. This will be a restored 4K version of the film in Dolby Vision, and to promote the event, the studio has released a new trailer for you to watch.
The movie will get a limited theatrical release beginning February 25th, 2022 exclusively in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theatres in the U.S., as well as in international territories around the world. Coppola shared in a statement:
“I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life. 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.”
The description for the event reads:
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.
The Godfather received ten Academy Award nominations, and won three, including Best Picture. The film’s amazing cast includes Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conte, Talia Shire, and Al Lettieri.
The Godfather 50th Anniversary re-release in select US theaters on February 25th and then it will be released on Blu-ray / VOD on March 22nd.