Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America is About to Get Even More Epic

onceuponatimeinamerica_thumb.jpgSergio Leone has been deceased since 1989, but thanks to his children Andrea and Raffaella Leone, we are still going to see a new, more definitive cut of his classic crime epic Once Upon a Time in America. Apparently the new cut will restore 40 minutes of new footage to the 229 minute version of the film and will now clock in at a little under 4 1/2 hours. The new cut will be supervised by Fausto Ancillai, the sound editor on the original film. Given that Leone shot over ten hours of footage, maybe his children's children will boost the running time to 5 or 6 hours in another 30 years? [Variety]



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  • daveedt says:

    Near the end of the film, when Deniro sees elizabeth Mcgovern...
    James Woods looks out to his son....was that really Deniro's son? This was when Woods calls Deniro to "kill" him, but deniro wouldn't. Woods, instead walks into a trash compactor. I don't remember their characters names, so im using the actors names. ....

  • Quirky- says:

    One day I hope technology will allow them to retroactively improve Elizabeth McGovern's acting in this film...or to recast her role.

  • amimo says:

    they are already were they wanted

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