I watched "The Godfather - A Novel for television" this weekend on AMC (they had a marathon where they showed the entire thing (about 8 hours) back to back to back). It's the program that breaks the first and second movies into pieces and shows them in chronological order. I've noticed on previous threads discussing the upcoming DVD release that people are hoping that this version of the movies will be on DVD soon. My question - does anyone out there think that the chronological movie is a sufficient substitute for Godfather I and II? Or is it the redheaded stepchild of the Godfather clan (besides III, that is), done to get some TV cash into the studio's and Coppola's pockets. What are the redeeming qualities of the chronological movie besides making the second movie's plot a little easier to follow? Were deleted scenes, etc, added for television? Just a random post because I was bored. "...and may their first child be a masculine child." - Luca Brasi, long-time sleeper with the fishes.