If you didn’t catch “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” over the summer, you missed out on another Quentin Tarantino love letter to the films he adores. With a stellar ensemble cast that included the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie, the film portray’s a dreamy late 1960s Hollywood which loosely follows the events leading up to the Manson murders. As with most Tarantino films, there’s a lot of meandering and magnificent dialogue, along with a shock of gruesome violence.
Now the retro picture that runs at 2 hours and 41 minutes is being beefed up to 2 hours and 50 minutes for a new cut. And it’ll be coming back to theaters since this move is apparently back in style. It’s understandable why. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” pulled a similar move of putting their film back into theaters with new footage after it became the most successful Spider-Man film ever at the box office. Tarantino’s film has also been a big success at the box office, especially when considering that it went up against the aforementioned Spider-Man movie. It’s also pretty clear that such a picture will be pushing for Academy Awards so it helps to get voters a little more interested come Fall than the Summer where Tarantino’s movie debuted.
Fandango broke the news about this new Extended Cut with an additional 10 minutes of footage. Adrian Smith, Sony’s president of domestic distribution, opened up about why the re-release is happening:
“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.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will be going back into 1,000 theaters this weekend as the Extended Cut.