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A semi-happy ending for 'Once Upon a Time in America'
A semi-happy ending for 'Once Upon a Time in America'

Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut Warner Bros., $14.97; Blu-ray, $34.99 The long, tortured history of Sergio Leone's 1984 masterpiece reaches a semi-happy end with the release of a new 251-minute, restored version on DVD and Blu-ray (with a Richard Schickel commentary track and a documentary). Leone's ambitious adaptation of Harry Grey's novel "The Hoods" stars Robert De Niro and James Woods as longtime friends who experience shifting fortunes in their criminal enterprises between the 1920s and the '60s. After the long version of the movie with its artfully jumbled chronology won raves at Cannes, the American distributors hacked it...

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