139 min / Italy:238 min / USA:227 min (extended version)
so basically, what we get here is the third one, the 227 min version, which still misses out on 11 minutes of footage.
according to imdb.com, the 227 version (the restored one) still misses out on the raping scene.
According to an interview given by Sergio Leone’s son in november 1998, Regency and Warner are planning to reconstruct and re-release Sergio Leone’s original 250-minutes director’s cut and have requested the missing footage from him. Among the missing sequences that may be restored to the film are:
Noodles as a kid comes back home after the failed attempt to steal the drunk’s clock and finds that his father has eaten all his dinner;
Noodles and Max rob a black trumpet player and steal his wallet and trumpet;
Old Noodles (De Niro) notices a black car following him after he leaves Riversdale Cemetetery, and he takes notes of the license plate. The same black car is later seen blowing up in front of senator Bailey’s house
Noodles gets drunk after his failed attempt to rape Deborah; he picks up a hooker but falls asleep in the bed instead of having sex with her;
An old Jimmy O’Donnel (Treat Williams) meets senator Bailey and convinces him that suicide is his only way out.
so chances are, that we even see this 250 min version, but i doubt that.
also, it is always a problem to restore the longest cut, if problems like these appear:
The so called director’s cut does not exist in a finished state. Nino Baragli never edited the extra scenes and the cast didn’t sound loop their dialogue to those extra scenes.[/quote]
I think we get something a little bit longer than the 227 version, MAYBE the 236, but I don’t think that we get the 250 min version, as much as I’ve heard.
BESIDES, at amazon.com it sais 226 minutes.
but dont trust amazon, they said its 2.35:1, but as far as i know it’s 1.85:1
CHECK OUT THIS LINK:
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[quote]The final version to be mentioned is an Italian television version at 4 hrs 25 min. It is said that no English-language equivalent footage exists of the footage unique to this version. In any event, Sergio Leone did not envision these scenes as part of theatrical presentations, and an eight-hour cut seems unlikely to have been intended.[/quote]