Following in the wake of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut” releasing in cinemas and hitting 4K UHD disc, the master director is now taking a similar approach with one of his more misunderstood films – the 1984 crime drama “The Cotton Club”.
A new cut, dubbed “The Cotton Club Encore,” will premiere at the 2019 New York Film Festival ahead of an October 11th limited theatrical release and then a Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release on December 10th.
Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne and Nicolas Cage star in the lavish 1930s-era drama is set around Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club which becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide.
The new take has been fully remastered and features “never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the storylines” as it represents Coppola’s fully realized vision of the compromised original film which narrowed its focus entirely on Gere’s character at the expense of Hines.
Coppola co-wrote the script with William Kennedy, and check out the re-release’s trailer below: