Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ To Have A 4-Hour Director’s Cut On Apple TV+

If there’s a filmmaker who has set the standard for multiple Director’s Cuts, it’s Ridley Scott. You can count on one for just about everything he does, and that will extend to his upcoming historical drama, Napoleon. While the theatrical cut is expected to clock in at around 157-minutes, the extended version will be in excess of 4 hours, and Scott is telling you how to see it.

Scott revealed to TotalFilm that his Director’s Cut of Napoleon will be 4 hours and 10 minutes long. If you think that means you’ll need to get the extra small soda to avoid multiple bathroom trips, don’t worry, because Scott and Apple have a solution for that…

“I’m working on it. It was four [hours] 10 [minutes] this morning,” Scott said of the Director’s Cut. “And so what will happen is, we’ll screen [the theatrical cut] first with Sony, and then it has its run, and then the perfect thing is that [the director’s cut] goes to streaming, and we have four hours 10 minutes.”

That’s right. The extended version of Napoleon will be on Apple TV+ streaming, so pause the film, take a breather, and come on back to watch Phoenix conquer the world, with Vanessa Kirby by his side.

Napoleon opens in theaters on November 10th, and we’ll have to wait and see about an Apple streaming date. It’ll likely depend on how the film does in theaters.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.