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Martin Scorsese says he doesn't anticipate releasing an extended cut of The Wolf of Wall Street

01.06.2014
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When THE WOLF OF WALL STREET was originally delayed from November to Christmas 2013 we heard the reason was because director Martin Scorsese was trying to find a way to cut the running time down from a four hour plus cut. Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker were able to get the movie to one minute under three hours. This leaves the question that Scorsese fans have been asking: will we get to see a director's cut of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET clocking in at over 240 minutes? Likely not.

In an interview with Gold Derby, Martin Scorsese discussed the original cut of the movie versus the eventual theatrical version was not a matter of a director's cut but rather the first cut was a rough draft of where he wanted THE WOLF OF WALL STREET to go.

what happened from the four hour to the three hour version, is that finally I got the pace I wanted to. I finally got it going. I finally pushed and pushed and pushed and put the energy straight through the picture, and so it made it tighter."

Scorsese compared the process to his early film ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE which came in at 195 minutes originally and ended up being only 105 minutes when all was said and done. I would imagine that when THE WOLF OF WALL STREET hits Blu-ray that we will see some deleted scenes, but likely not restored to the movie for an alternate take on the film. As muvch as I enjoyed THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, I still think it could have stood to lose another thirty minutes. Maybe Scorsese got lost in the same excess he was lampooning on screen.

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Source: Gold Derby

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10:50PM on 01/06/2014
30 minutes too long? Nah, this movie had the perfect running time for what it was. Loved every second of it. Give Leo his Oscar already.
30 minutes too long? Nah, this movie had the perfect running time for what it was. Loved every second of it. Give Leo his Oscar already.
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6:57PM on 01/06/2014
The thing is already 3 hours long but man, it was a blast. I'm still coming off of it. Contact High: the movie.
The thing is already 3 hours long but man, it was a blast. I'm still coming off of it. Contact High: the movie.
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5:12PM on 01/06/2014
Easily 30 minutes too long but I don't care because I loved it. It fully immersed me in the movie.
Easily 30 minutes too long but I don't care because I loved it. It fully immersed me in the movie.
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5:07PM on 01/06/2014
This was a great movie. Personally I wouldn't change it at all, it may have been long but it told the story and got the point across perfectly. The end result was just a great piece of film art and another reason why Scorsese is a film genius!
This was a great movie. Personally I wouldn't change it at all, it may have been long but it told the story and got the point across perfectly. The end result was just a great piece of film art and another reason why Scorsese is a film genius!
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4:48PM on 01/06/2014

Long enough

A very brisk 3 hr movie and even though I feel like 20-30 mins could be lost without major consequence, so many of those mins have memorable and/or entertaining scenes I'm not sure where I'd start with the cuts.
A very brisk 3 hr movie and even though I feel like 20-30 mins could be lost without major consequence, so many of those mins have memorable and/or entertaining scenes I'm not sure where I'd start with the cuts.
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4:24PM on 01/06/2014
That's too bad. I could have easily have watched more of this film even after the three hour mark. Such a quick three, very entertaining hours of film.
That's too bad. I could have easily have watched more of this film even after the three hour mark. Such a quick three, very entertaining hours of film.
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