Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is returning to movie theaters. Sony Pictures has announced the special re-release will include over 10 minutes of new footage, which the studio says will “bookend” the film. 1,000 cinemas across the US and Canada will show the theatrical cut beginning Friday, October 25.
The extra 10 minutes of bonus material will include four deleted scenes. A representative from Sony Pictures cited the reasoning for the extended cut as “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.” However, this re-release conveniently comes in the thick of awards seasons, just as Sony revs up its Oscar campaign.
Indiewire reports, that the studio has confirmed it’s running both its leads in this year’s Oscar race — Leonardo DiCaprio is entered for “Best Actor” and Brad Pitt for “Best Supporting Actor.” Another cinema run certainly won’t hurt their chances.