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Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's [Blu-ray] [US Import]

4.6 out of 5 stars 385 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 385 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00KSOOSZ6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,577 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Once Upon a Time in America has a chequered history, having been chopped from its original 229-minute director's cut to 139 minutes for its theatrical release. The longer edition presented here benefits from having the complete story (the short version has huge gaps) about turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants in America finding their way into lives of crime, as told in flashback by an ageing Jewish gangster named Noodles (Robert De Niro). On the other hand, it's almost four hours long, and this sometimes-indulgent Sergio Leone film is no Godfather. Still, it is notable for the contrast between Leone's elegiac take on the gangster film and his occasional explosive action, as well as for the mix of the stoic, inexpressive De Niro and the hyperactive James Woods as his lifelong friend and rival. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

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Sergio Leone's original vision comes to life in this fully restored Extended Director's Cut. Twenty-two minutes of never-before-seen footage have been returned to this chronicle of brutal and passionate underworld history, deepening the characters and enlarging the work of its astonishing cast. Robert De Niro and James Woods play lifelong pals whose rise as crime kingpins unravels in death and corruption. Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams and Louise Fletcher (the latter three showcased in recovered scenes) also star. The newly added 22 minutes of extended scenes bring us closer to Leone's original vision of the film, but due to the limited availability of 35mm work prints, the new inserts could not be restored to the same quality as the rest of the film. --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.


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