I was one of the few in this country to see the uncut and full length original version of "1900". The original distribution plan for the United States was to release the film in two parts, each about 3 hours in length; and which would require filmgoers to pay for two separate admissions on consecutive days/nights. Theater owners were not excited about that alternative, nor were the studios. The film was thus unfortunately edited to fit into a shorter time frame. The 6 hour version was absolutely spellbinding, possibly among the very best films that I have ever seen. Perhaps one of these days an enterprising cable channel will decide to air that version.
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