Tarantino’s box office smash-hit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is returning to cinemas, according to Variety. Releasing on October 25, the new screenings of the film contains ten minutes of extra footage. Considering the original length, it seems like the icing on the cake to this Hollywood epic. However, the showings will open in 1,000 locations across North America, which sucks for us Europeans. Even then, it’s best to check if the film will be showing in a theatre near you.
This seems like a smart move when considering that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s second highest-grossing film. Also, Sony Pictures may need the extra cash after Tarantino announced he wouldn’t re-cut the film for Chinese audiences. Therefore, the release in the market has been delayed.
Sony Dotes on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
In a recent statement surrounding the re-release, Sony Pictures seemed to feel strongly about the new footage. Sony’s president of distribution, Adrian Smith, said in the statement:
“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,”
The question is: are people ready for the release so soon? While Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a bankable film, the film only recently finished its run at theatres. However, there are many Tarantino aficionados out there who would be willing to see the movie again.
Another reason for this new run could be the Oscar buzz surrounding the film. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood needs to remain relevant, going into the Oscar season. This is important because a barrage of Academy pandering films are on the way. So, Tarantino’s latest flick needs to remind people that it wants to be in the run.
The re-release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due October 25.
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