The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone coming to Blu-Ray and Digital on Dec. 8

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of The Godfather: Part III, director/screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola has re-edited the final film in his epic Godfather trilogy.

You can watch an exclusive interview with Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino and Andy Garcia (see above featurette) about the new version of The Godfather: Part III, now entitled Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.  The film historian Leonard Maltin delves into why Coppola wanted to revisit the film, the reason for the new title, and Pacino and Garcia’s reactions to seeing the re-edited film for the first time.

This new version of the film achieves Coppola and screenwriter Puzo’s original vision for the finale, which has been meticulously restored for the finest presentation of the Corleone saga’s last chapter.  The story follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire. Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone will be available on Blu-ray & Digital December 8 from Paramount Home Entertainment. It will also be released in select theatres on December 4.

Rating | R for violence and language