Cinematical has been passed along these images which are making the rounds and demonstrate how Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather looks following a print restoration before its run at the New York Film Forum beginning tomorrow (the second one has been included after the jump).

Christopher Campbell made the initial mention of the plans for showing that film and Part II over the next few weeks, leading up to their Blu-Ray release on September 23rd (fans of Part III will just have to tough it out). Mind you, these comparsion shots are indicative of only the print, and not necessarily what those discs will look like.



What more can be said? The films themselves are great, and now they should look (and sound) just as great for the first time in a long time, and if I had the chance, I'd probably make a point of catching the restoration myself. Any of our NYC readers planning to make the most of this opportunity?