The Godfather Saga

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  1. Jul 3, 2007 #1 of 21
    A-1

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    On Bravo 7/9/2007 3pm cst. Check your listings.

    This is one to have both 1 and 2 of the Godfather trilogy in chronological order with extra footage. This is one you can not buy and it only comes around once in a blue moon.

    Any fanboy of the Godfather should have this.

    enjoy
     
  2. Jul 4, 2007 #2 of 21
    A-1

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    Thanks for the move.
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  3. Jul 4, 2007 #3 of 21
    anom

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    Ugh. Take two great movies, chop them to bits and mash them together in chronological order.

    No thanks.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2007 #4 of 21
    A-1

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    Francis Ford Coppola re-edited the two films together adding some previously unseen footage (but also toning down the violence, sex and language for television). Some scenes included that were not in the theatrical versions of the film include Don Fanucci being attacked by street thugs, Vito Corleone's first encounter with Hyman Roth, Michael's reunion with his father after his return from Sicily, and Sonny's taking charge of the family after his father is severely wounded.

    The Godfather Saga is also known as The Godfather: The Complete Novel For Television and The Godfather 1902-1959: The Complete Epic. Coppola reportedly did this project to raise money for Apocalypse Now, which was severely over-budget at the time.

    Coppola would again re-edit all three "Godfather" movies (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III) in chronological order for The Godfather Trilogy 1901-1980. This version incorporated deleted scenes not included in the first re-edit. It was released on VHS in 1993 but has yet (as of 2007) to appear on DVD.

    I say it is worth it.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2007 #5 of 21
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    The only part of your post that is your own work.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2007 #6 of 21
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    Thanks for the notice. The deleted scenes from this can be seen on the trilogy DVD set. It'll be interesting to see them edited back in.

    FYI, my TiVo has the Saga listed as a two-parter. Be sure to record both.
     
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    Sorry i didn't put the from wiki but i figured it was a given.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2007 #8 of 21
    anom

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    This isn't exactly a selling point.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2007 #9 of 21
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    anom have you ever seen it? It is really well done. And only comes around maybe once in 5-10 years. If you are a fan of the Godfather this is a must record, all i am saying.
     
  10. anom

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    Well, by all means if people are interested, they should watch it. I'm not interested, mainly because a big part of the genius of Godfather 2 is the way the parallel stories of young Vito and Michael play off of each other. This re-edit would rob the audience of that , and in it's place we'd get (I think) the "Vito" segments of Godfather 2, followed by Godfather 1 pretty much as it was originally shown, then the "Michael" segments of Godfather 2, right?

    Would you re-edit Citizen Kane so that his life is presented chronologically with no flashbacks? The narrative would be ruined. Would you re-edit Memento so that each sequence is presented in the order it happened?
     
  11. A-1

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    Have you seen it?
     
  12. anom

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    Can you really not tell by reading my post?
     
  13. tem

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    I saw it the other day and it was kinda lame. The extra scenes really don't add anything essential, IMO.
     
  14. A-1

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    ambiguous.
     
  15. jradosh

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    Count me in as a 'non-fan' of the re-edited 'Saga'. There was a reason the story was told the way it was, and for the director to remake it is disingenuous at best.

    no sold.
     
  16. Anubys

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    Any time something is edited for language/violence, I'm out...I want to watch things the way they were intended to be seen...not a big fan of censorship to protect someone's delicate psyche...
     
  17. nedthelab

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    I agree that the chrono ordered GF is a big waste - dont tinker with something that is so well done to begin with.
     
  18. Fofer

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    -bump-

    The "saga" re-edit airs again (in two consecutive parts, totaling 9 hours) on BRAVO on Monday, 8/27.
     
  19. nedthelab

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    I saw this about 15 years ago and at first was intrigued about telling the story from the start of Vito and the rise of Michael - but in hind sight it more of a repainting of the Saga - now if they do a third and Tie in GFIII then I shoot the TV
     
  20. Langree

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    I'd be interested in seeing the re-edit, but not on Bravo, or any other channel that chops movies up for commercials or "toning down".

    I also don't watch the Sopranos on A&E.
     

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