In an early announcement to retailers, Music Box Films is going to release the nine-hour edition of Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed trilogy on November 22nd, a month before the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. When Tattoo and its sequels were released in the United States last year, they were edited versions of the six-part Swedish mini-series.
With the extended release, American audiences will get to see more than two hours of footage that were excised. New footage includes characters and plot developments never seen in the film versions. In comparing the run times of both the original U.S. releases and these extended cuts, here is the difference in run times.The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (U.S. – 152 minutes; Extended – 184 minutes)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (U.S. – 129 minutes; Extended – 185 minutes)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (U.S. – 147 minutes; Extended – 183 minutes)
The Extended Cut release will also include the extra “Millennium: The Story”, a 53-minute documentary detailing the phenomenon of the “Millennium” trilogy and the personal history of author Stieg Larsson up until his tragic death before The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Cover art is still to be revealed and the trilogy is not yet available for pre-order.
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