Prior to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there were many, many discussions about reshoots and how radical they were in shaping, or reshaping, the movie. Indeed, you can see a number of scenes not in the movie in the various trailers for the film, and if you look at those shots, it’s not hard to imagine a whole other movie in Rogue One somewhere. But for all those hoping to get a glimpse of that movie in the deleted scenes of the upcoming home video release of Rogue One, you’re going to have to forget about it. Director Gareth Edwards, on the matter of deleted scenes, says there’s nothing to see here. (more…)
This past weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit theaters. A brand new vision for the Star Wars universe showcased the Rebellion as they tried to steal the plans for the Death Star, which helped them destroy the battle station for their first decisive victory in A New Hope. The film has already made a killing at the box office ($290 million worldwide) after its first weekend and it looks to pretty much own the holiday season. Critics and fans alike seemed to enjoy the film as not only was it a great compact story that rolls into A New Hope very smoothly, but it was also loaded with great Easter Eggs for hardcore fans.
While it’s true that Suicide Squad made some serious bank this weekend, it also generated some serious concerns in fans as many are walking out of the movie to varying degrees of disappointed. One can’t help but flashback to the reaction to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which had its defenders, but was by and large greeted negatively. And then, all hopes were weighed on the “Ultimate Edition”, that the scenes cut from the movie to make it slimmer for mass consumption would make Batman V. Superman better. With rumors circling that the studio, Warner Bros., pushed director David Ayer to make certain cuts, might an “Ultimate Edition” of Suicide Squad be in the offing, and what would that look like? (more…)
Three deleted scenes from George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road have surfaced on the Internet. While you might watch these and wonder why (Exposed Lady Parts) we put a NSFW (Not Safe For Work) label on in the post title. It would be just our luck to have your boss walking right past as you play it. We wouldn’t want to be that guy, that cost you, that job. So if you’re at work, wait till lunch, or take a bathroom/smoke break and kick it up on your phone while your boss watches it on his work computer. We all know they do it. (more…)
08-06-14 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
If you’re coming down from the high of Guardians of the Galaxy,but are looking for new Marvel Studios something, then here you go. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will arrive on home video in just over a month, and if you want a reason aside from the obvious to buy the disc when it comes out, maybe the following videos will sweeten the deal. Now like a lot of deleted scenes, we’re not shown anything substantive or necessary to the story, but they do also offer some insight into how the film shook out in the editing room. Plus, we’re all completest obsessive compulsive types here, am I right? (more…)
08-06-14 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
If you seen the film then you know, X-Men: Days of Future Past was jam-packed with detail, plot and characters, so much so that a lot of stuff noticeably ended up on the cutting room floor. (*cough*Rogue*cough*) All things considered, it’s enough to make a person wonder if there will be a cut longer than the theatrical version’s 131 minute running time, like an extended director’s cut included in this coming fall’s home video release of the movie? The answer is no, but like a famous current Toronto mayor said, we’re asking the question wrong. As revealed today by one of the producers, a separate, extended edition is in the works. (more…)
Some of the deleted scenes from J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness have hit the Internet. These were scheduled to be on the original DVD, but were pulled at the last minute to be put on a later director’s cut DVD. There’s some interesting bits here and the last one, Klingon Dance Party, should have been in the movie. At least during the credits. (more…)
01-28-14 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
I guess the countdown to the home video release of Thor: The Dark Worldis officially on as we start getting these deleted scenes and other treats. Today we get a look at the mother/son dynamic, and we get a bit of inside baseball on how the makers of Thor staged that awesome cameo (and if you saw the movie, you know what one I mean). (more…)
J.J. Abrams was on Conan the other night and brought one of the first deleted scenes from Star Trek Into Darkness for our viewing pleasure. They discussed the recent heat Abrams and the movie have been taking for Alice Eve‘s underwear scene with Kirk ( Chris Pine). Apparently some people have their panties in a twist about Eve’s panties in the movie.
Conan goes on to label this, “The shower of Evil.” Take a look, then all you Cumberbitches can spend some time in your bunks.
Earlier this week Marvel was finally able to release the long delayed Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set, containing every “Phase One” Marvel film from Iron Man right up to last year’s highly successful Avengers film. As with most special editions these days, the box set also contains a treasure trove of deleted and alternate scenes many fans have yet to see, unless you’re one of the lucky one’s who are currently in possession of the box set.
Many fans have already seen the behind the scenes footage of Thor: The Dark World which was pulled from the Internet, but this also includes new highlights for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. There’s Iron Man 2 and it’s alternate ending, featuring Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash kidnapping Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper towards the ending of the film. This ending isn’t quite what you would expect in an Iron Man film.
Forgive the look of the “special effects” though, since Jon Favreau went and had the ending re-shot these clips didn’t quite that polished effects look everyone is used to:
The Avengers, otherwise know as “Joss Whedon is a freaking genius”, ensemble feature is more about deleted scenes cut for time that didn’t really affect the overall aesthetic of the film. Joss shot a lot of coverage for this film, most notably the now famous Shawarma scene added just prior to the theatrical release. The scene was a surprise hit with everyone who stayed through the credits and has taken on a life of it’s own on the Internet. Take a look at the behind the scenes featurette and the deleted scenes after the jump. (more…)