“Godfather should have never had more than one movie,” Francis Coppola has told Movieline in an interview. Meaning what? That The Godfather Part II never should have been made? Or that the Corleone family saga should have been released in an epic, all-in-one sequential form from the get-go? Either way it’s a silly and unrealistic thing to say.
I’ve always wanted to see a decent DVD mastering of the Godfather Saga — the beginning-to-end version with added footage that showed on network television in the late ’70s. Why doesn’t Paramount Home Video put it out? Where would be the harm? Hasn’t Coppola said somewhere that he prefers this way of absorbing the Corleone history above all?