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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Peeters, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. David Peeters

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    I just purchased the discs and have not had time to watch them. My question is, why does the Godfather Part II span 2 discs? the film is 200 minutes long if i'm correct, is a single sided dual layered disc not capable of supporting films that long? Thanks!
     
  2. Tom Ryan

    Tom Ryan Screenwriter

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    No, a dual-layered, one-sided disk CAN hold that much, but it could take a hit in video/audio quality, and what with the commentary and their desire to keep the a/v quality the highest, Paramount ELECTED to put the film on two discs. A good decision, I say.
    -Tom
     
  3. Richard Kim

    Richard Kim Producer

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    Also, if I'm not mistaken, GFII had an intermission break when it was shown theatrically.
     
  4. David Peeters

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    Ok, i'm happy now [​IMG] Thanks guys!
     
  5. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
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    FYI, the disc swap is after Don Fanucci's last scene a little over 2 hours into the film. Disc two plays immediately upon spinning it up without any menus, logos, or FBI warnings.
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  6. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    quote: Disc two plays immediately upon spinning it up without any menus, logos, or FBI warnings.[/quote] That caught me off-guard, but it was a nice touch.
    I'm very glad Paramount/Zoetrope split the film over two discs. Godfather 2 has some of the darkest, dingiest photography ever featured in a major film. And particularly in the "young Vito" sections, the image has a lot of grain. Without a consistently high bitrate devoted to video, I'd hate to think how it would look.
    M.
    [Edited last by Michael Reuben on October 09, 2001 at 03:12 PM]
     
  7. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

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  8. Tom Ryan

    Tom Ryan Screenwriter

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    Rob.....there's a bit of a shortcut with the LOA DVD....if you hit the menu button right when you put the disk in, then select the first chapter, it skips the warning...
    -Tom
     
  9. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Second Unit

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    Oops, wrong thread
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    This screen has been formatted to fit your movie.
    [Edited last by Yohan Pamudji on October 09, 2001 at 04:58 PM]
     

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