A new clip from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has arrived online. Sony Pictures released the clip to honor the movie's digital release, which the studio decided to make available a few days early as something of a surprise for those who may be looking for something to watch this weekend. As for the clip, it should truly delight those who have always wanted to see one of the world's finest actors, Leonardo DiCaprio, make a cheesy music video.
The clip features an extended look at one of the most attention-grabbing scenes from the trailers. We see Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton taking a little swing at a music career with a song called 'Green Door', performing on an old NBC variety show called Hullabaloo. It looks ripped directly from the 50s, with Rick cutting a rug, while a few background dancers do the lion's share of the work in that department. This sequence was only featured very briefly in the theatrical cut of the movie, so finally getting to see a bit more of it play out is pretty amusing. Especially since this is pretty far removed from what we're used to seeing DiCaprio do.
In the movie itself, this clip is glimpsed when Rick Dalton takes a meeting with Al Pacino's Marvin Schwarz, who is looking to cast the journeyman actor in spaghetti westerns. They briefly go over some of the finer points of his career, including a couple of his feature efforts, and his show Bounty Law. They briefly touch on this musical part of his career, but we don't get to see all that much of the bit in context. Considering the movie was already clocking in at just shy of three hours, it's understandable that Quentin Tarantino would decide to cut this out.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in 1969 Los Angeles at a time when everything is changing. It centers on TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around the industry, which they hardly recognize anymore. The stacked cast also includes Margot Robbie as late actress Sharon Tate and Mike Moh as martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Though, Lee's depiction in the movie has stirred up some controversy and may have ultimately gotten in the way of the movie securing a release in China.
This turned out to be a huge hit for both Sony and Quentin Tarantino, as the movie has been met with open arms from both critics and audiences alike. To date, the Hollywood period-piece has grossed $371 million worldwide and is eyed as a serious Oscar contender. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is available on Digital HD now, with the Blu-ray/DVD and 4K Ultra HD release set to arrive on December 10, which will include over 20 minutes of additional footage. Be sure to check out the newly released clip from Sony Pictures for yourself.