Does anyone know where I can find the original uncut version of Veljko Bulajic's The Battle of Neretva (1969), in which Welles played a pro-fascist Chetnik senator? This big-budget epic followed the exploits of Yugoslav partisans fighting the Nazis during the Second World War. (It co-starred Yul Brynner, who died on the same day as Welles.) The original 175-minute version was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. Unfortunately, when The Battle of Neretva was released in North America, it was cut to 102 minutes, making it rather chaotic. Several of Welles' scenes were cut.
In a sense, The Battle of Neretva reteamed Welles with his Citizen Kane composer Bernard Herrmann, who wrote a rousing score for the film. Around this time, Herrmann made scathing comments about Welles in a BBC television interview.