The idea of watching reedits of The Godfather I and The Godfather II, made into a seven-hour-long footage, is surely tempting.
The 424 minutes-long The Godfather Epic is a remastered edit of the first two films of the classic, iconic and immensely popular Godfather trilogy. Featuring edited cuts from The Godfather I and The Godfather II, Epic includes footage that hasn’t been shown in the original films. Aired on HBO, Epic is also available on HBO Go and HBO Now.
HBO will air it once again on January 23.
However, ScreenCrush recommends that for those who haven’t watched the movies yet, Epic might not be a good idea for an experience of the two greatest movies ever made.
According to HBO.com, “Beginning in 1902, the film reveals the compelling saga of the Corleone family–led by patriarch Vito (Marlon Brando) and later his youngest son Michael (Al Pacino)–from its Sicilian beginnings to its rise as the most powerful crime family in America.”
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and co-starring Robert Duvall, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte and Lee Strasberg, the movie is based on the novel by Mario Puzo.
The Godfather 1 was released on March 15, 1972, and The Godfather II was released on December 12, 1974.