‘Prometheus’ DVD to Include a Director’s Cut With 20 Minutes of New Footage
Were you left feeling a little confused by ‘Prometheus?’ You weren’t alone! While some of the answers to your questions may have to wait until ‘Prometheus 2,’ there is a chance you’ll get some more detail this fall when ‘Prometheus’ comes to DVD and Blu-ray, complete with a new Director’s Cut that will feature an additional 20 minutes of footage.
Director Ridley Scott spoke with Collider and confirmed that he’s working on an “Extended Cut” of the film that will include approximately 20 minutes of footage cut from the theatrical release. If he wanted this footage in ‘Prometheus’ to begin with, why didn’t he just make his theatrical version 20 minutes longer?
Dramatically, I’m about putting bums on seats. For me to separate my idea of commerce from art—I’d be a fool. You can’t do that. I wouldn’t be allowed to do the films I do. So I’m very user friendly as far as the studios are concerned. To a certain extent, I’m a businessman. I’m aware that’s what I have to do. It’s my job.
So Sir Ridley Scott is editing his movies down because he thinks that’s what people want. No, we just want the best film! Or perhaps when he talks about being a businessman, he knows it’s good business to release one film that leave the audience craving answers and then release an extended cut on DVD that promises some more answers, thereby double-dipping the ‘Prometheus’ audience for some extra cash.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see what was cut from ‘Prometheus’ and what will be included in Scott’s new cut of the film?