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Martin Scorsese's newly edited The Wolf of Wall Street will hit theaters Christmas Day

Oct. 29, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Uncle Marty made it happen! After being presented with the options to push THE WOLF OF WALL STREET to next year and out of the Oscar race or trim the three plus hour film, Martin Scorsese has found a way to get the running time of his film down to a manageable length and will slide into the December 25th release slot vacated by Kenneth Branagh's JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.

The Leonardo DiCaprio movie looked like a surefire contender for awards season. Moving it into January or later next year would surely have lessened the changes of a nomination in 2015, but would anyone really overlook a Martin Scorsese movie even if it were released off-season? I highly doubt it. Other rumors had which would definitely have hurt the box office potential for the movie.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET follows the career of Jordan Belfort, the Wall Street broker who was involved in a major securities fraud case that included members of the Mafia. Scorsese's film has a huge cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee. It remains unknown whether the trimmed material will be saved for a Blu-ray release but with Scorsese I doubt that will happen.

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12:43PM on 10/30/2013

marty's method

I think i read somewhere that Marty most likely submitts the super violent first cause he knows the cuts requested will leave him the actual violent content he wanted in 1St place. The board would have requested cuts to what he actually wanted but he hits them with uber violence & they go with getting that out instead of key scenes he wants.
I think i read somewhere that Marty most likely submitts the super violent first cause he knows the cuts requested will leave him the actual violent content he wanted in 1St place. The board would have requested cuts to what he actually wanted but he hits them with uber violence & they go with getting that out instead of key scenes he wants.
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11:36AM on 10/30/2013

Another reason for the re-edit

Not so much cause of it's 3 hour plus running time, but because this is supposedly one of Scorsese's most violent films. Apparently up there with Taxi Driver, and maybe even stronger. The ratings board and studio forced Martin to re-edit the film and tone it down. Fingers crossed for a future Director's Cut, which I don't think Scorsese has ever done.
Not so much cause of it's 3 hour plus running time, but because this is supposedly one of Scorsese's most violent films. Apparently up there with Taxi Driver, and maybe even stronger. The ratings board and studio forced Martin to re-edit the film and tone it down. Fingers crossed for a future Director's Cut, which I don't think Scorsese has ever done.
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11:00AM on 10/30/2013

god dammit

3 hours + would've been a much more reasonable length... will still be there in the theatre though, but I reeeeally hope he also puts together an Extended Director's Cut for the blu-ray!!! Did it with Gangs of New York right I think? so there's a chance.... fingers crossed!
3 hours + would've been a much more reasonable length... will still be there in the theatre though, but I reeeeally hope he also puts together an Extended Director's Cut for the blu-ray!!! Did it with Gangs of New York right I think? so there's a chance.... fingers crossed!
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11:40AM on 10/30/2013
There was no Director's Cut release of Gangs of New York, and it looks like there never will be. Scorsese is not one to do Director's Cut releases.
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There was no Director's Cut release of Gangs of New York, and it looks like there never will be. Scorsese is not one to do Director's Cut releases.
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7:43PM on 10/29/2013
Great news. December can't get here soon enough!
Great news. December can't get here soon enough!
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4:15PM on 10/29/2013
Please, please, PLEASE let there be a Director's Cut at some point!
Please, please, PLEASE let there be a Director's Cut at some point!
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4:07PM on 10/29/2013
Fuck yes
Fuck yes
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3:39PM on 10/29/2013
Thank you Santa Scorsese!!!!
Thank you Santa Scorsese!!!!
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