Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray director Ridley Scott's latest film The Counselor (2013), starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz. The release will be available for purchase on February 11th.
A talented lawyer (Fassbender) known for doing the right thing for the wrong people decides to put his connections to the test by diving into a treacherous drug deal for some quick cash. But The Counselor soon learns that having it all could mean losing everything. Based on a script by award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy.
Unrated Extended Cut (220 minutes)
Theatrical Version (162 minutes)
Truth of the Situation
Update: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has acknowledged an error in the official press announcement that was dispatched earlier today. Below are revised running times for the Unrated Extended Cut and Theatrical Version of The Counselor.
Unrated Extended Cut Blu-ray Run Time: 138 minutes
This makes me hesitant. Typically Ridley Scott writes off the editions of his films labeled "Extended," and only swears by those specifically labeled "Director's Cut". I'm assuming then this is a distributor decision. Wonder which cut is the closest to his vision...
I saw it in theaters. Wasn't planning on it but I needed to kill time between leaving somebody's house and going to work and it fin in perfectly. Wish it hadn't. Everyone was reprehensible, and they talked on and on and on in such an unnatural philosophical way, as if they were contemplating life's mysteries while drug dealing or something. Not a good movie. It's depressing as hell. A version that's an extra hour longer? YIKES.
There's definitely not going to be a 220 min. version. Obviously, this is a typo of some sort. I mean, come on guys...
This movie is one of Sir Ridley's mediocre, or even bad ones. I was pretty disappointed with this. Nothing in this movie was really appealing, not a character, nor a storyline. A longer version is not going to make that better.
Judging by the trailer the movie seem to be your standard generic thriller/action/drama Hollywood fare with minimal substance and entertaining enough so you won't feel cheated for spending 15 bucks on a ticket.
The last time Scott made good film worth revisiting was Gladiator..and the latest(probably last) great film he made was Blade Runner. I'm sad to say that since Gladiator his movies have been....dull, not even bad, just boring.
This movie was absolutely terrible. If there is a longer cut, I might watch because it may make more sense and make for a more entertaining film. But the theater cut of this movie was awful. And I love me some Ridley Scott.
@dannalexcon This is generally Ridley Scott's problem. He has excellent visual sense, he really knows how to craft a film visually, but his scripts are often weak in comparison. His best works are usually ones where style and substance are equal in value, films like Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator (and I'm sure there are a few more).
@JackTwist...It's sometimes even the case that it's not his preferred version when it's officially labeled a "Director's Cut." The 2003 re-release of Alien that's on been on DVD and Blu-ray for over 10 years is offically called a Director's Cut, but he's been on record as saying that that labeling is completely for marketing reasons, and that he actually prefers the theatrical version.
Haven't seen this yet. Love RS. I'm sure Scott will comment on the BD somewhere which is his preferred version(s). Many seemingly bad theatrical releases have been rescued by truer directors cuts, so I hope that is the case here, if the film was really the mess I hear it is here.
Too bad the term directors cut is usually misused as a marketing gimmick.
I saw it in the theater and what made the film weak for me was the predictable story line along with, I feel, a dark ending. It's a straight forward film with no real surprises plot wise and you simply watch it knowing what will most likely happen next. Despite the cast turning in solid performances (minus Cameron Diaz's "windshield scene" lol), there isn't much of a script for them to act solidly for. Unless the Director's Cut helps improve the story and develops the characters better for the whole film entirely, there really isn't much reason for buying this blu-ray. If the longer cut only adds in deleted/extended scenes then that really isn't going to help the film much.