‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’ Gets Deluxe Home Release

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Brad Pitt, Leonard DiCaprio and Al Pacino in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood is getting an elaborate Special Collector’s Blu-ray edition with plenty of extra scenes and other goodies. The title, also available on DVD and as a traditional Blu-ray, arrives on Dec. 10 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Filmmaker Tarantino made his directorial debut with 1992’s Reservoir Dogs. Since then, he’s been sparing in his releases, which includes such films as Pulp Fiction (1994), the back-to-back Kill Bill movies (2003-04) and Inglorious Basterds (2009).

2019’s Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood – starring Tarantino veterans Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt – is described as a visit to “1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.”

The film is Tarantino’s second biggest of his career, with a dynamic $367 million at the worldwide box-office, behind his 2012 picture, Django Unchained ($425 million).

The DVD and other formats are being released on Dec. 10. The 2-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Collector’s Edition includes seven additional scenes, an all-new, exclusive mini edition of MAD Magazine – inspired by the film – a 45 rpm vinyl record with two of the soundtrack’s tunes (complete with a turntable adaptor), a collectible vintage poster from the film, and more. Pre-order it here.

Both DiCaprio and Pitt are being touted for Academy Award nominations. While their Dalton and Booth characters are fictitious, among the real-life characters in the film are Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee. Oh, and Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski and Charles Manson.

[It’s been revealed that, for Golden Globe consideration, if the film is nominated, it will vie in the Best Comedy or Musical category.]

Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

The film also stars Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Margot Robbie, Damian Lewis, Bruce Dern, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Perry (in his final film; he died March 4).

“I love that stuff… you know… the killing,” says Pacino, who plays a film producer. “Lot of killing,” agrees DiCaprio’s character.

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood opened July 26 in the U.S. where it has performed solidly at the box office. As of October 27, it had earned $140 million in North America, placing it at #16 overall for 2019. It opened internationally on August 8 where it’s picked up another $228 million. The combined total of $368 million places it at #19 overall for the year.

Its Rotten Tomatoes score is a robust 85% positive. The Los Angeles Times called it “[A] richly evocative, excessively foot-fetishizing, inescapably terrifying and unexpectedly poignant movie.”

New York Magazine wrote: “It’s the most fun the director seems to have had in years, but it’s also, oddly, his most compassionate picture in more than a decade.”

Without giving anything away to those who haven’t seen it yet, the film packs plenty of tension.

And like any Tarantino film, moviegoers are enjoying its soundtrack – from Columbia Records – with classic rock favorites that are expertly weaved in. The trailer for Once Upon a Time includes Paul Revere & the Raiders’ “Good Thing.”

Watch the Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood trailer

The soundtrack also includes the Bob Seger System’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin Man,” Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels’ “Jenny Take a Ride,” Deep Purple’s “Kentucky Woman” and the Box Tops’ “Choo Choo Train.” See the complete listing below.

Watch a brief clip with Pitt, Russell and DiCaprio

And if you’ve got the Raiders’ “Good Thing” stuck in your head…

Related: We talked to the Raiders’ Mark Lindsay about the making of the song and those wild times

Related: The dance scene from Pulp Fiction

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