Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on DVD and Blu-ray later this week, and while we all jauntily marched to the theater back in May to watch it, we eagerly anticipate the home video of release of the film to get a look at those deleted scenes. Everyone’s been pretty upfront that the original cut of Ultron was much longer, and watching the movie it’s easy to note that it’s missing a few things that were cut for brevity. So now we’ll be able to check out what was cut out, and one of those scenes in question is the one included below. (more…)
Adult Peter Quill was introduced to us immersed in the one thing he cares about most: music. Years after his childhood abduction by space pirates, we see him on planet Morag, enthusiastically dancing to the throwback rhythms in his headphones. He’s there to steal an artifact from an ancient and abandoned facility because he’s a brash, self-centered and reckless thief. There’s nothing alien about him, but he’s only truly human in his appearance. Quill’s got no ties to Earth, hence the reason he’s never rushed back there. He can hop between worlds in his ship and the only reason he’d do so is to steal things. When we meet Peter Quill aka Star Lord, the two elements that define him are his criminal ways and songs from his “Awesome Mix” tape. I’ll happily take more of both, but in the meantime… (more…)
WATCH: Classic Doctors’ Cheeky Anniversary Special, ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Teaser, & ‘Day of The Doctor’ Deleted Scene
We’re all still reeling from “The Day of the Doctor”, a pretty spectacular Doctor Who episode and celebration, full review here, but the party’s not over, yet! There’s still another 50th anniversary special to go: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot! (more…)
Deleted Scenes: A Spicier Version of Han & Leia’s Hoth Hallway Scene and Rare ‘Indiana Jones’ Footage Featuring Carrie Fisher & Barbara Streisand
A lot of new footage has begun making it’s way online since the Blu-ray versions of the entire Star Wars saga was announced. Included in this new footage is, of course, some deleted scenes or alternative takes. One of these deleted scenes in another version of Han and Leia’s snarky exchange before they evacuate Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. In the film we can tell it’s classic “oh, they secretly like each other banter,” but in this version the sexual tension literally radiates off the screen! Also, Han could have come off as a way bigger jerk, but still just as sexy.
Watch this alternative version below and let us know which you prefer.
If this wasn’t enough new Harrison Ford for one day we’ve also come upon some rare footage from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Here’s the story about this clip, apparently Steven Spielberg was planning a practical joke for Ford, and in the scene where Indiana is kidnapped by the Thuggee, Speilberg launched his surprise. In that scene, Indiana was to be whipped by a dominatrix, who also happened to be a certain famous singer. Then, the rumor has it Carrie Fisher and Irvin Kershner showed up. I don’t know, sounds like a very strange and kinky prank, Spielberg.
You can watch this unfortunately terrible quality footage of the shenanigins, but take solace in the fact this long rumored prank did actually occur. And that’s sort of fabulous.