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Prometheus Blu-ray to Get Fifteen Minutes of Deleted/Alternate Scenes
Posted July 5, 2012 04:02 PM by Webmaster
In the U.S., 20th Century Fox Entertainment is yet to detail its upcoming Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but some preliminary specs for the French Blu-ray release are already available. Prometheus will be available for purchase in France on October 3rd.
The French Blu-ray release will contain approximately fifteen minutes of deleted/alternate scenes, director's commentary, and a lot more. The preliminary specs are listed below:
Disc 1 (Prometheus 2D) (+ approximately 150 minutes of supplemental features):
Deleted and alternate scenes (15 mins)
Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
The private records of Peter Weyland, four viral videos (18 mins):
The offer of Elizabeth Shaw
Happy Birthday David
Prometheus Transmission (extended version)
The Weyland conference in 2023 (long version)
Outside the disk: Second Screen App - iPad app allowing access to the archives of Peter Weyland (60 mins)
First and final draft of the script (text)
Sketches (photo gallery)
The Art of Prometheus (photo gallery)
Pre-visualization (30 mins)
Tests of Noomi Rapace (15 mins)
Costume designs (photo gallery)
Cast screen tests (10 mins)
Graphic Video Dashboard
Photographs of the team
Video of the private pilot
Production and post-release:
Disc 2 (Prometheus 3D):
The 3D version of the film
Disc 3 (Bonus materials):
The Angry Gods: Making of Featurette, 9 videos (120 mins):
At the Conquest of Paradise (scenario)
The engineering (direction & design)
The human manifest (characters & costumes)
A nest of demons (creature design)
A world without green spaces (Pinewood)
Gains of chance (stunts & action)
The beginning and end (Iceland)
The sky on fire (visual effects)
Prometheus without limits (post-production and theatrical release)
I hope there is a director's cut/extended cut that puts that stuff back in, and not one that is release 6 months after the theatrical version. Ridley Scott's movies almost always improve greatly in the extended version. And Prometheus definitely had at least one spot in the movie that felt like something had been hacked out to trim run time.
Yeah I might just cancel my US 3D edition.
France gets 15 extra minutes AND over 2 additional hours of special features before the US edition is even out? FOX must be out of their minds if they expect us to double dip now.
EDIT nevermind this is exactly what we're getting in the US. I still want to know if we'll see an extended cut(I'd really hope to)
If the US gets the same special features, then I'm in, though I'm worried since it has become a habit of the French to have ltos and lots of features that we won't get (e.g.: David Lynch's Mulholland Drive having 2 discs on DVD, the second full of interviews and making-of featurettes).
Only time will tell, but if we're to get the exact same set, it's day 1 for me!
I am afraid I have to agree with CandyStalker. I just didn't think this film was very good. It felt to me as if the screenplay was being written during principal photography. I have to say, as I sat there in the cinema, I rolled my eyes several times at the unabashed derivative nature of this film. All it did was make we want to see ALIEN again. A far more cohesive film. Shortly after we had left the theater, as my friends and I sat in a restaurant, we remarked how easily forgettable the film was. I just don't think the extra 15 minutes is going to help. Sorry Ridley.
As others have pointed out, something tells me we will see a "Director's Edition" released on Blu-ray six months after the initial version is released, or perhaps a year later. Ridley Scott, and the studio in question for a particular title, have been known to do that. I am not a fan of double-dipping and this tactic generally has me gun shy persay so I think I will hold off for six months or so, even a year if need be on the off chance we see a more expanded/elaborate edition on Blu-ray later on. I am a huge fan of the Alien series (well, the first two films, with the third being watchable, and the fourth just plain awful) and was anxiously looking forward to Prometheus, but I felt a tad bit disappointed when I left the theater. The film didn't seem overly "complete" in my mind, as if something(s) was missing. The effects were great, but I guess I wanted more story, a better script, and less secondary characters. That was what was so great about the first two Alien films, you got to know each and every one of them, and in some ways connect with them, I just didn't feel that way with any of them in Prometheus. Still, it's a wait and see approach for me with this Blu-ray title, and I just hope Scott nails the Blade Runner sequel, hopefully Harrison Ford will star, I just can't imagine a Blade Runner film without him.
I know we hope that a true Extended or Directors cut will emerge 6-months later but I wouldn't hold my breath. It took sometime for the Alien, Kingdom of Heaven (which like Prometheus should never have been released without the extra footage), and Gladiator. I would guess 1-2 years until the true Extended/Directors is released so folks will be more inclined to double-blu-ray-dip. By the way I watched an interview with Sir Ridley and he stated everyone of his films is in fact the "Directors" cut when released in theaters. I would have asked him why he signs off and adds commentary to all his "Directors/Extended" editions that follow the original home video release. Is it to pad ones paycheck??? Hmmmm. Whoever was that weasel exec that decided it was a good idea to re-release films with extended footage and force (no they don't have a gun to their head but come on!) fanatical fans should win a Nobel for economics or something.
Better than the AVP "movies," at least. Saw it in the theater and probably will be unable to refrain from purchasing, if only to satisfy my inner nerd, who admittedly was hoping for more. At its surface this movie was instantly forgettable, and might be the first movie I've seen which has stoked my interest more AFTER having seen it, thanks to message boards and some quite perceptive (and unashamed) nerd-viewers' insights.