Cinemark is the coolest theater chain in the nation this week. The Godfather will play in 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums for one night only on Thursday, March 1 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 release. The press release touts that the film print is “meticulously restored using 5.1 digital surround sound and re-mastered using state-of-the-art technology.” I am very jealous of those of you located near a Cinemark XD chain. However, The Godfather: Part II—my favorite in the series—will get the same treatment on April 19. That’s enough time to plan for the 2-hour drive out to Hadley, Massachusetts.
You can check locations and showtimes at the Cinemark site. Read the press release after the jump.
Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) Blu-ray for $25 (60% off). I don’t really think I need to convince you to get this box set if you don’t already have it. Even if you already own the DVD box set, the Blu-ray has a far better transfer and new special features. The Godfather movies aren’t movies for kicking back and relaxing, but they’re absolutely worth watching when you have the time to sit down and appreciate them, and this box set is the best way to do it. I’ve had this sitting on my wish list for over a year, and this was too good of a deal to pass up.
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We’ve previously featured the impressive screenprint posters by artist David O’Daniel and today he’s released a new batch that’s probably going to empty your wallet a little bit. His new limited edition posters are for Seven Samurai, The Lady from Shanghai, The Godfather (parts I and II), La Dolce Vita, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I picked up O’Daniel’s Chinatown poster back in February and the image online doesn’t really do credit to the level of detail and high quality of the print. Also, the prices aren’t outrageous. Hit the jump to check out all of the new posters along with their prices and details.
Last August, we showed you some incredible posters Olly Moss did for the Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow. The posters were only available at the screening event…until now. Tomorrow, February 3rd at a random time, Mondo will be selling Moss’ posters for There Will Be Blood, Rocky, Jackie Brown, Convoy, The Godfather: Part II, and On the Waterfront. Like all of Moss’ work, these posters are stunning and I imagine competition will be fierce to pick one up. All of the posters measure 18″ x 24″ but editions and pricing vary.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement.
The Alamo Drafthouse’s 2010 Rolling Roadshow Tour is something very cool for movie lovers. The tour goes across the country showing free screenings of classic movies outdoors in the places they were filmed and/or where they take place. So this year, for example, you’ll be able to catch Dirty Harry at San Francisco’s Washington Square Park or The Blues Brothers at Chicago’s Joliet Prison. Oh, and each screening usually features special guests, merchandise, and more. How freaking cool is that?
It’s about as cool as these posters artist Olly Moss drew up for each film on the tour. If these posters are on sale at the event and you don’t pick one up, then there’s something wrong with your brain. I cannot stress how gorgeous these posters are so just hit the jump to check them out. I’ve also included the tour schedule after the jump as well. Rolling Roadshow 2010 kicks off this Friday at Los Angeles’ Del Amo Fashion Mall with Jackie Brown.
The “Little Golden Books” are a series of children’s books that have been published since 1945. Such titles in the series include Sesame Street Together Book, Donald Duck’s Toy Train, and Winnie-the-Pooh Meets Gopher. Artist Josh Cooley took a new approach to the Golden Books by keeping the style and doing away with the G-rated fare in favor of The Professional, The Godfather: Part II, and T2: Judgment Day. The result is pretty great and you can check it out after the jump. Click here to check out more great art from Cooley.
The Simpsons is still plenty capable of putting together a very entertaining half hour over two decades into its run, and this Sunday’s episode “Stealing First Base” was particularly suited for film geeks. First, the episode’s delightfully gruesome “Itchy & Scratchy” short serve as an extended parody of the Philip Glass-scored Koyaanisqatsi as well as a brief mocking of 3D. Later, a Bart kiss inspired a montage of famous romantic scenes in film history–including Spider-Man, WALL·E, Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek among others–which itself was a take on a reminiscent scene in Cinema Paradiso in borrowing Ennio Morricone’s beautiful “Love Theme” from the film.
Hit the jump to check out the clip and a list of the movies referenced. [via Upcoming Pixar]