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Godfather Part III, The

The Coppola Restoration
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sophia Coppola & Raf Vallone

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.0
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
All the feature films contain audio commentary tracks by Francis Ford Coppola. The Supplemement Discs (Discs Four and Five) contain all special features and are mislabled. Disc Four is labeled as containing the 2001 archival supplements, but indeed it actually has the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 13135
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Violence and Language
(Retail Price): $72.99
(DVD Type): Five-Disc Set: DVD-9/5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 170
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1990
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/23/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Francis Ford Coppola
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nominated for seven Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
Again, while resolution is better than the previous release, there are times when the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is too soft. Black levels are noticeably improved, but near-black shadows appear crushed. Contrast is enhanced, with much better balance. Browns and greens dominate the color scheme, and while color brightness has been improved it still appears desaturated. Edge enhancement isn

The Dolby

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