The Cotton Club Encore
4K Digital Restoration
Richard Beggs is an Academy Award winning sound designer credited for his work on more than sixty films, including The Cotton Club, Apocalypse Now, One from the Heart, The Outsiders, and Rumble Fish.
Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins,
This newly recut, restored, color-corrected version of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1984 vision of 1930s America—centered on the historic Harlem nightclub the Cotton Club—serves as a necessary corrective to the original release, reinstating many of the excised musical numbers and secondary stories that timid investors complained made the film “too long” and “too black.” Where the first cut was more gangster, less club, this version, “full of casual wit and visual invention,” returns the music—and the musicians behind it—to the tale (Dave Kehr).