August 5, 2019

'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Might Get a 4-Hour Cut on Netflix

There's a rumor that a 4-hour cut of "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is headed to Netflix. Are you ready for more nostalgia? 

We've been loving watching The Hateful Eight in installments on Netflix. The extended cut really helps within the episodic nature. And each episode break only allows tension to grow as you go. It's a brand new interpretation of Tarantino's eighth movie and has given me a deeper appreciation for what he's trying to do inside the movie. 

It has a Murder, She Wrote vibe with a lot more cursing and violence. 

I loved seeing Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in theaters. It clocks in at almost three hours, but I felt like Tarantino was fully in control of each section of the film. Knowing that almost another hour and twenty hit the cutting room floor totally intrigues me. 

We know James Marsden played Burt Reynolds and we never got to see him. 

It's hard not to theorize about the other gems we might have missed. 

Well, Netflix might have a solution...

Is Tarantino Coming to Netflix? 

As Tarantino finishes up his movie career, claiming he'll stop at ten, I wonder if Netflix allowing him to drop and re-edit his movies is part of their long game for him to make binge-able series they can debut for him. The most recent nugget to this theory comes on a recent episode of The Mutuals podcast. 

In the interview, actor Nicholas Hammond said Tarantino may deliver a 4-hour cut of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to Netflix: 

"The promise is that like his other film, The Hateful Eight, they just done a 4-hour Netflix version. And I think they’re talking about doing the same. There are some actors like Tim Roth, wonderful actors, who never even made it into the film. I mean, their entire roles got cut."

This is great news all around. Figuring out the Roth role, seeing Mardsen, and knowing we can steep ourselves in a longer cut of the movie are all promising ideas. 

Neither Netflix nor Tarantino have confirmed or denied Hammond’s comments, but I wonder if this is all part of snatching up Tarantino's future as much as it is about his present. If you are a streamer who has already gotten Scorsese, wouldn't you set your sights on another generational voice to help secure that you stay relevant late into the 2020s? 

It'll be interesting to see if Tarantino leaves filmmaking and, if he does, how he chooses his next venture. 

Certainly, any channel would love to have him, but does Netflix now have the early lead? Let us know what you think down in the comments.     

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No thank you, Netflix.

August 6, 2019 at 12:30AM

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Sketkh Williams
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Why? It’s just an extended version of the movie (like a dvd extra) If Tarantino agrees...

August 6, 2019 at 8:51AM

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There’s no story in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” While QT still remains one of my favorite directors, I could barely get to the end of the “Once...”. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some great scenes, like the BL scene and the scene at Spahn ranch. But why would you want to add another hour+ to a movie with no story?

August 7, 2019 at 4:54AM

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K W
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To GIVE it a story and make it better, maybe?

August 7, 2019 at 6:22PM

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There's whole sections shot on Riverside in Burbank where they recreated "The Money Tree" bar out of the now "Formans" bar that wasn't included ...
I'm looking forward to seeing ALL the scenes that were shot in my neighborhood.
It was GREAT being part of this one.

August 7, 2019 at 6:20PM, Edited August 7, 6:21PM

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I thought I did see Tim Roth in there, but only briefly. Anyway- I'd go for a 4 hr version. I didn't think it felt too long at all in the theater and really enjoyed the lazy pace as it gradually built up the conflict towards the end.

August 8, 2019 at 5:15PM

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Douglas Bowker
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Darn, weren't no Splosions' Darned if I'm a gonna watch it on Netflix

August 15, 2019 at 2:02PM

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