Orcs Talk Blood Magic in This Deleted Scene from ‘Warcraft’
Despite huge numbers in China, the future of the Warcraft franchise may hinge on how well it does on Blu-ray and DVD. To that end, Legendary Pictures has started teasing the September 27 release date of the Warcraft Blu-ray with some new deleted scenes and special features. Clips like the one above also give us a look at some of the extra footage that director Duncan Jones shot — and was forced to cut — during the Warcraft production process.
It’s a pretty simple clip, but these are the sort of scenes that would have given the later action sequences their weight. Knowing why some members of the Orcs willingly gave themselves over to corruption in exchange for greater power would go a long way towards setting up the final conflict between Durotan and Gul’dan. Jones told The Daily Beast in May that his original director’s cut of the film featured an additional forty minutes; since it’s probably safe to assume that most of the fight scenes made their way into the final edit of the film, Jones was likely forced to cut out all the quiet moments of development and dialogue like this one. You know, just the scenes that make any of the action scenes matter. No big deal.
The Blu-ray for Warcraft is set to be released on September 27, 2016. According to the special features list put out by ComicBook.com, there will not be a specific director’s cut available on the disc. One can only hope that Universal Pictures lets the three hour version of Warcraft out of the vault at some point so fans can see once and for all if a better version of the movie exists.