The IMDB’s Studio Briefings is reporting that restored versions of both “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part 2” will be getting limited releases in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The first movie will be released the week of September 12th, followed by “Part 2” the week of the 26th.
Francis Ford Coppola has been supervising the restorations along with his cinematographer Gordon Willis and Robert Harris, a film preservationist who restored “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Personally, I can not wait to see “The Godfather” on the big screen for the first time. It is one of those movies that completely deserves to be released in theaters for every generation. It is a real shame that it is only getting released in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For more info, including some small changes in the films, you can find the original report here.