First Trailer for 'Encore' Cut of Coppola's 1984 Film 'The Cotton Club'

September 12, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Cotton Club Encore Trailer

"We're here!" Who's ready for another round at The Cotton Club? Lionsgate has debuted a new trailer for The Cotton Club Encore, which is the official title for a "new iteration" of Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 film The Cotton Club. With his team at American Zoetrope, Coppola set out to create an updated version that would more closely resemble the original intentions of the film. This new version, shown only at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, features additional scenes such as an extended Gregory Hines & Maurice Hines tap performance, Lonette McKee's brilliant rendition of "Stormy Weather," the originally envisioned ending, and more. Set in the 1930s, the film centers around the The Cotton Club, a famous night club in Harlem. Starring Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, & Lonette McKee, with Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Laurence Fishburne, & Gwen Verdon. This new cut will play at the New York Film Festival then open in theaters, before arriving on Blu-ray this fall. Check it out below.

Here's the re-release trailer (+ poster) for Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club Encore, on YouTube:

The Cotton Club Encore Film

The Cotton Club Encore Poster

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the jazz music that made it so famous. In this lavish, 1930s-era drama, Harlem's legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide. Now, Francis Ford Coppola's extraordinary film is brought to vivid new life in The Cotton Club Encore. Featuring never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the many storylines, this remastered and beautifully restored version represents Coppola's fully realized vision of the film. The Cotton Club is directed by iconic American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and was first released in late 1984, only a year after he made Rumble Fish. The screenplay is by William Kennedy & Francis Ford Coppola. This new cut of the film will first premiere at the New York Film Festival, then play for a limited run in select theaters starting October 11 this fall. Visit the official website.

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I love the dialogue. Plays like a modern film.

DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2019


Good luck to Francis as here he is again attempting to re-work and re-cut an old movie in hopes it'll play better this time around. I don't know why he isn't able to be a bit more like Scorsese and keep working and making original films. Oh well. Like I said, good luck to him. There's a lot of hyperbolic marketing going on here, but that's part of the business and the business is to make money. Sell that product with blah blah blah....Cotton Club just wasn't very good back in the day and I think it's going to be a tough sell in today's market for sure. I've no intention of seeing it...nor the current or next version of Apocalypse Now that just came out. Come on, Francis...make a new movie, eh?

thespiritbo on Sep 12, 2019


I was never very fond of this one. Saw him once and didn't quite impress me. Of course, it may mean something else for others. And besides, another attempt from this director to earn the money that was lost in the past?

shiboleth on Sep 13, 2019


lol. "didnt impress me". Brah you know shit about movies. Get bend 😉

Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 14, 2019


Wow, and I didn't impress you. Too bad, huh? Yeah, the world is full of people telling others what knowledge is, especially about movies. You won't mind if I ignore that? But honestly, I can hardly remember it anymore (the movie) and I have no interest in refreshing that memory. All that, which works for me and obviously not for some others, I do remember is that this film was trying too much to be a fancy and just another puffy history piece. But hey, you do enjoy it, I have no problems with it ...

shiboleth on Sep 14, 2019


Good reply, shiboleth...I gladly am not able to read this Sascha guy's posts because I blocked him because he's such a dick! I can tell with your response to him he's the same ole dick However, I must say...I am impressed by your take on the Cotton Club re-release money grab....that's got to mean something with Bo being impressed...righto cheerio?

thespiritbo on Sep 14, 2019


First, let's skip that thing with Sascha guy. Hopefully, he'll have something better to say in the future. Or not. As for the Cotton Club. Yeah, I'm glad that Bo is impressed, I really am. But, really, I always had a hard time with that film. Believe me, there was always something very frivolous about it for me. I saw only some silly extravaganza in it and nothing else. I could go on and look for more words to describe it, but it simple just don't fare well in my imagination. But if I managed also to make you feel well in that process, regardless the fact you were not the prime target, I'm still glad for that too ... So yeah, definitely, stay cool and cheers back to you, good old Bo ...

shiboleth on Sep 15, 2019

8 don't let the Bo's impressed thing go to your head...I was making a joke back at the reference that someone busted your chops by not being impressed by your I always nose is growing

thespiritbo on Sep 15, 2019


Hahahahaha ... See ya, hear ya ...

shiboleth on Sep 16, 2019



thespiritbo on Sep 16, 2019


Yay!!!! Despite it's flaws, it's still one of my the music and the dancing....can't wait for the blu-ray! comes out on my birthday!!!!!!!!

Lesley Siedt on Sep 14, 2019

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