Criterion is planning a 1/21/14 restoration release of the film. This new restoration will supposedly be 197 minutes in length, and include a lot of extras. The restoration is being done by Robert Harris. The set will include 5 discs; 2 blu-rays and 3 dvds. More info. can be found on Criterion's website
Terrible news. The approximately 2 1/2 hour re-release is a far better version of the film. The full length version is overloaded with dialogue given to the actors just to keep them happy, because they were counting their lines. Criterion has its head up its butt as usual.