Once Upon A Time In Hollywood--Tarantino Says Four-Hour Cut Could Release In A Year

Including more scenes of Charles Manson.


Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood released in 2019 to critical acclaim, and is nominated for five Golden Globe awards. The film released in cinemas clocked in at 161 minutes, but there's reportedly a four-hour cut that Tarantino assembled and was happy with--and it may eventually see a cinema release.

Collider, which hosted a screening of the movie on January 3 which Tarantino and stars Brat Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio also attended, is reporting that a longer version of the film might eventually release. This comes directly from Tarantino himself, who admits that the film was difficult to edit down because they "like(d) everything" in the long cut.

When Pitt asked Tarantino if fans would eventually be able to see the longer cut, he responded "Hey look, it’s all good so once this whole thing is said and done, maybe in a year’s time, we probably will."

Damon Herriman, who plays Charles Manson in the film, has previously told Entertainment Weekly that he filmed more scenes as the cult leader than what made it into the film, so it's likely that an extended version would feature more of him.

It's not uncommon for movies to be excessively long in their first cut, but four-hour versions of films rarely see release. Quentin Tarantino's longest film, Kill Bill, was split into two parts for release; the full version, called The Whole Bloody Affair, runs for 215 minutes.

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