- Oct 14, 2008
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Robert Harris, Coppola, and the Cinémathèque Française are working on a "fully restored" version of the film that will include Carmine Coppola's score. The length should probably be similar to Brownlow's restoration, but not much detail has been provided since they made the announcement many years ago. Part of the restoration includes tinting, cleaning up of the negative, and fixing tears, wobble, etc.. Not sure if there will be large amounts of new material, but since this restoration is using the archives of the Cinematheque, it's possible we may have new material scattered here and there. I would also assume that a theatrical run, much like Coppola did in the 80's, would be considered along with a full-orchestra experience and then a release on Blu-ray (hopefully 4k) afterwards.Really hope you are right about Napoleon — but the one Francis Ford Coppola wants to limit us to, or the complete multi-hour spectacle they have in other countries?
https://www.cinematheque.fr/article/662.html is an interesting place to start.