March 11, 2011

4 Hour 48 Minute Cut of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In America Coming

There was previous news that Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair would be playing at the New Beverly and likely hit stores soon after. Now there is some more amazing director's cut news. Variety reports the children of director Segrio Leone have got a hold of the rights to Once Upon A Time In America. Originally the film was expected to be two films as Leone shot around 10 hours of footage. It eventually hit Cannes in 1984 with the running time of 229 minutes but the studio had him cut it down to 134 minutes for the theater release. They will release a new cut that comes in close to 5 hours and will premiere at Cannes 2012 which will lead to a release on Blu Ray/DVD. I think more Leone is good thing I wouldn't be shocked to see more of films getting re-cuts like this in the future.

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