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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: simon_foulkes on August 26, 2003, 03:07:59 PM



Title: Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: simon_foulkes on August 26, 2003, 03:07:59 PM
Can anybody tell me how long the longest cut of this film is that they've either seen or read about.

I thought I read somewhere that a 4 hour (!!??) version was found in some form or other and that there was the possiblity that this material would be used for a future DVD edition.

Has anybody heard the same? (Or did I imagine it ...)

I think the longest I've seen is about 2 hours 40 mins


Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: The clint on August 27, 2003, 06:34:39 AM
I think I read somewhere that an Italian version running 169 minutes was the complete version. Leone shot other scenes that were in the original script but later changed the script so these scenes would be out of context in the movie. Personally I don't mind just sticking with the 165 minute (159 minutes due to PAL speedup) version.


Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: Groggy on August 27, 2003, 04:54:54 PM
Can anybody tell me how long the longest cut of this film is that they've either seen or read about.

I thought I read somewhere that a 4 hour (!!??) version was found in some form or other and that there was the possiblity that this material would be used for a future DVD edition.

Has anybody heard the same? (Or did I imagine it ...)

I think the longest I've seen is about 2 hours 40 mins

The original cut was somewhere around three and a half hours, though I can't tell you exactly how long.  There was also a three-hour version that was released, if I remember correct (I could be wrong).


Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: Jupa on December 06, 2003, 03:56:57 AM
No one seems to have a definite answer to this question.I asked this once on the old forum,and then,too,many answers had "I think","I've heard","If I remember right" in them.


Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: train man on December 10, 2003, 12:05:23 AM
[Hi  I have an Italian copy and it is 175 minutes .Its the current DVD

I thought I read somewhere that a 4 hour (!!??) version was found in some form or other and that there was the possiblity that this material would be used for a future DVD edition.

Has anybody heard the same? (Or did I imagine it ...)

I think the longest I've seen is about 2 hours 40 mins
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Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: The clint on December 12, 2003, 11:05:30 AM
Oh, I hope they're not adding anything that was originally cut out of the film. What Leone cut out must not be put in again, even after his death. However it would be nice as additional material on DVD and see what he cut out and why.


Title: Re:Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: Jupa on January 02, 2004, 03:20:18 AM
Yes,it would have been nice if the DVD had included the deleted scenes as an extra.


Title: Re: Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: The Well on March 29, 2013, 04:59:46 PM
You all are out of the range  :) since I had the following 10 hour version dream:

Coming along a shopping street a Friday evening, a winndow shop poster cought my attention; it said: a 10 hour so far unreleased version of OUATITW now available! If you buy today you pay only $30! I thought it was a trick, but couldnt resist and brought it to my "sweetwater" house. Just checked it by inserting into the DVD player and it really showed the 10 hour playing time. So I did planning for the Saturday's schedule.

Getting up on Saturday earlier than obviously and preparing for the launch of this performance, I felt a desire for a coffee; my wife does not drink it, so I make it by myself; now I asked her "did you make coffee?" and she, knowing that "something's gonna happen", answered "this time I did".

I started watching the film at about 9 AM; had been staring for 5 hours, home theatre loudness squeezed up, had to make a break for a light lunch. Had finished watching at about 9 PM, completely relaxed and anxious to dissipate this ultimate experience to anybody interesting.

The last sound I remember was the laugh of my wife "the 10 hour version? ha ha, an ancient dream"!; then I woke up into the reality of the 159 min version (my DVD)

P.S.1

would appreciate if anybody possesing any version longer than 160min or so (3 to 10 hours), be so kind sharing it  :)

P.S.2

this is not a fun, but a real tribute to the pace of this flm and its strive to capture the time; this to be extended in other thread


Title: Re: Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: Senza on April 01, 2013, 05:19:51 AM
We can always dream, just like Noodles in OUATIA  :)


Title: Re: Longest version of OUATITW ?
Post by: The Well on April 05, 2013, 02:36:21 PM
We can always dream, just like Noodles in OUATIA  :)

yes, exactly, as Claudia C. told it in the OUATITW bonus DVD, people like to dream and a film is about the dreaming  :'(   but can't help and still dreaming  that 10 hour dream of mine  ;)