Originally released in 1984, The Cotton Club has been restored by its Oscar winning director (Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather films) for its 35th Anniversary.
The Cotton Club Encore arrives in theaters for three months before it is released on DVD and Digital.
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. It was the jazz age. It was an era of elegance and violence. The action was gambling. The stakes were life and death.
Featuring never before seen musical sequences and scenes that deepen and enrich the storylines, this version represents Coppola’s fully realized vision of the Cotton Club.
Coppola’s original version earned $26 million at the U.S. box office in 1984, based on a $58 million budget. The film was largely panned by critics and audiences alike.