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PHE Press Release: The Godfather (I & II) Individual Blu-ray Releases

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 11 2010 - 05:18 AM

   HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Director Francis Ford Coppola’s Best Picture 
Academy Award® winners and cinematic masterpieces THE GODFATHER® and 
THE GODFATHER® Part II will arrive on February 2, 2010 in sparkling high definition individually on Blu-ray for the first time as part of Paramount Home Entertainment’s exclusive “Sapphire Series”.  Having recently undergone a meticulous restoration overseen by the director himself, the films have been returned to their original glory through an extensive frame-by-frame examination and restoration utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, which required more than a year to complete.  
   Two of the most influential films in modern cinema history, THE GODFATHER® and THE GODFATHER® Part II each will be presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital along with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Both Blu-ray discs also include the original, provocative director’s commentary.

About Paramount Home Entertainment 
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

Street date: February 2, 2010
Pricing: $39.99 U.S. each
Runtime: 177 minutes (The Godfather®)
                  202 minutes (The Godfather® Part II)
U.S. Rating: R (The Godfather®)
                      R (The Godfather® Part II)
Canadian Rating: 18A (The Godfather®)
                                14A (The Godfather® Part II)


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