There’s an old saying that the proper length for a good film is just as long as it needs to be. Judging by that, maybe the extra 20-30 minutes that Zack Snyder is editing back into Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will be enough to make it a good film. If it doesn’t, the new run time of 151-minutes is going to make it seem even longer and more drawn out than it already feels.
Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for the extended cut, which they are calling the “Ultimate Edition.” You can see it below. Before the film’s arrival on Digital HD June 28 and on Blu-ray July 19 it will get a one-night-only screening in select theaters next Monday, June 27. and by select , we mean select, as there are only a dozen theaters participating –
- Austin – Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
- Chicago – Showplace ICON
- Columbus – The Gateway Film Center
- Houston – River Oaks Theatre
- Burbank – AMC Burbank 16
- Hollywood – ArcLight Hollywood
- New York City – AMC Empire 25
- New York City – Angelica Film Center
- Philadelphia – Ritz V
- Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge
- San Fransisco – Sundance Kabuki Theatre
- Washington – E-Street Cinema
I have to admit that this is a rather eclectic group of theaters. Some venues are big houses that show all the standard Hollywood fare like AMC Empire 25 in New York City. Others – like the Ritz V in Philadelphia and the Angelica in New York City – are more art houses were you are more likely to see indie and foreign films rather than a bloated superhero blockbuster.
Tickets are available only through the through the DC All-Access app, so act quickly if you want to get in on this.