Revolution was rush-released in December 1985 for the Christmas market and for Academy Award consideration. Dissatisfied with the version of the film released to theatres, Hugh Hudson would revisit the film years later, and released a new cut on DVD ; Revolution: Revisited , in 2009. This has an added narration by Pacino (recorded for this release, though it was meant to be in the original version) and numerous scenes have been trimmed or deleted outright (running at 115 minutes, the Director's Cut is approximately 10 minutes shorter than the theatrical version). Also of note is an included special feature: a conversation with Pacino and Hudson discussing the film being rushed for a . Christmas release, being trashed by the critics and other issues relating to making and releasing Revolution .