The New Extended Version
extended version of the film was screened on May 18 and 19 2012 at the Cannes
Film Festival. This version adds 26 minutes of footage to the film and has a total running time of 255 minutes. The
restoration was carried out by the Cineteca di Bologna.
Two of Sergio Leone's children, Andrea and Rafealla, were involved in
the project. It was screened twice at Cannes and was also given a
public screening in Bologna on 24 June. It will be shown at the Locarno
Film Festival in August and is being released in France in September
2012 but there is no confirmation yet on releases in other countries or
whether it will be released on DVD.
The extra footage includes: