The Godfather: Part III Is Getting a Do-Over—and a New Ending

Al Pacino is (still) all in the family in The Godfather: Part III (1990).
Al Pacino is (still) all in the family in The Godfather: Part III (1990).
Paramount Home Entertainment

When it was released in 1990, director Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather: Part III was met with a mixed critical and commercial reception. Picking up the story of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), who was last seen in 1974’s The Godfather: Part II, many fans felt let down.

Now, they might want to consider giving the movie a second look. Variety has announced that in December, Paramount will release a newly edited version of the film, supervised by Coppola, that will also include a new ending.

The new version, titled Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, is said to be closer to what Coppola and The Godfather author and screenwriter Mario Puzo had in mind for the closing chapter of the film series. According to Coppola, the film will feature a new beginning, ending, and scenes that have been “rearranged.” Coppola calls it a “more appropriate conclusion” to the saga, which he never considered to be a trilogy. The third film, he says, was intended to be more of a coda, which is now reflected in the title.

Coppola also stated that the edit might change public perception of the performance given by his daughter, Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola, who was 19 at the time she played Mary Corleone, Michael’s daughter. The younger Coppola received fairly abysmal reviews for her acting at the time of the film’s release.

Owing to the ever-changing theatrical landscape, it’s not known whether the new version will make it to theaters, as Paramount has suggested, or whether it will screen at drive-ins. Either way, the studio also plans on a digital and DVD release.

Paramount had spent years trying to get a third film off the ground, at one point suggesting that Sylvester Stallone write, direct, and star. Stallone declined.

[h/t Variety]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Beep, Beep, Richie: You Can Own the Pennywise Costume From It

You'll float, too.
You'll float, too.
Profiles in History

Some of the most iconic moments in horror are coming home—if you’re a winning bidder. Profiles in History is launching their latest Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction on November 12 and November 13 that has a number of key props and costumes from some of the spookiest movies ever made.

For Stephen King fans, the complete Pennywise costume worn by actor Bill Skarsgård in 2017’s It promises to liven up any living space. The white satin outfit was distressed by the production team to better represent Pennywise’s sewer-dwelling proclivities. It even comes with a red balloon. It’s expected to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000.

The winning bidder gets a free balloon.Profiles in History

One of the most viscerally shocking scenes in horror movie history was John Hurt’s experience with a Chestburster in 1979’s Alien. That entire mechanical contraption, which allowed the Xenomorph to spring forward from his torso, is being offered here and comes complete with a pneumatic rig and flexible rubber tail. It could sell for between $40,000 and $60,000.

The Chestburster prop horrified audiences in 1979's Alien.Profiles in History

For a lighter touch, the costume worn by Fred Gwynne in the 1960s sitcom The Munsters is also on hand. This bespoke suit was purposely tailored small to make Gwynne—who played the oversized Herman Munster—seem larger. It even has green stains from his make-up. It could fetch $30,000 to $50,000.

Herman Munster's costume from The Munsters was sized small on purpose to make actor Fred Gwynne look larger.Profiles in History

You can also grab a complete Wolf Predator costume from 2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, estimated to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000—an expensive but very worthwhile addition to your Halloween display.

The Wolf Predator costume from 2007's Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.Profiles in History

A variety of props and costumes will also be available, from an animatronic zombie used in The Walking Dead ($12,000 to $15,000) to a ghost trap from 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 ($40,000 to $60,000) to a Chucky doll from 1988’s Child’s Play before he underwent what the catalog describes as a “psychopathic metamorphosis.” You can bid online at the Profiles in History website.