Once Upon A Time In America: Extended Director’s Cut…1984 Italy/USA crime drama by Sergio Leone set for UK Blu-ray release on 20th October 2014

Posted: 15 October, 2014 in New Releases
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Once Upon Time America Directors uk Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italy/USA crime drama by Sergio Leone.
With Robert De Niro, James Woods and Elizabeth McGovern. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: BBFC details not yet published for the Extended Director’s Cut:

  • 2014 Warner R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 20th October 2014

Censorship and version history

Started life in Italy as an 250 minute preview cut. This was edited down to the Director’s preferred version of 229m.

The BBFC cut this by 10-16s for UK releases until 2001.

The BBFC cuts were waived for 2002 release.

US theatrical releases were shortened to 192 and then 139m but the Director’s Cut has been used for home video.

The original 250m version was restored (to 256m) for a showing at Cannes in 2012. This wasn’t initially distributed outside of Italy for rights reasons. However this was eventually released in the US in 2014 as the Extended Director’s Cut.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Once Upon a Time in America

Promotional Material

Extended director’s cut of Sergio Leone’s classic crime drama. In 1968, gangster Noodles (Robert De Niro) returns to New York after 35 years in exile. His return prompts memories of his and three others’ rise to power from the streets of New York’s Lower East Side during Prohibition. The film also stars James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern and Treat Williams.

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