Variety is reporting that the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is headed back to the big screen in 1,000 North American locations starting on Oct. 25 with 10 minutes of additional footage, including four new scenes.
“Audiences have shown tremendous support for this movie, and we look forward to offering them another opportunity to see the film as it’s meant to be seen — in theaters on the big screen — with more sights and sounds of the sixties from Quentin Tarantino as an added treat,” – Adrian Smith, Sony’s president of domestic distribution
Tarantino’s first assembly cut of the film clocked in at four hours and 20 minutes. However, the theatrical ran just over two hours and 40 minutes. This means there are a ton of scenes that Tarantino left on the cutting room floor. Including scenes starring Tim Roth as Jay Sebring’s butler, James Marsden as Burt Reynolds, and Danny Strong as Dean Martin that never made the final cut the movie.
The news of this re-release come right after the reports of Chinese censors cancelling the film’s October 25th release in the country due to the displeasure of the portrayal of Bruce Lee in the film by his daughter Shannon and Tarantino’s refusal of re-cutting those said scenes.
I for one had no issue with Lee’s portrayal in the film. The whole movie was set up as a fairy tale and some liberties were taken on the way Hollywood and it’s members were portrayed. But I know some of you out there took issue with it as well and that’s fine too.
As much as I loved the movie, I don’t know if it really needs to be re-released. I could have just waited to see that extra 10 minutes on Blu-Ray. Maybe it’s just to help it for its Oscar push.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood returns to theaters October 25, 2021. And while no official released date has been announced for home release, it’s rumored to be coming out around November.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing the re-release? Did you see it in the theater at all already? Or will you wait til DVD?