BDCE extended scenes
Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I'm loving my new Serenity Collector's Edition box set, and I love the fact that they've included extended scenes in the extras, but I have to ask: how difficult would it have been to release the BDCE as an extended version? It's not like the studios haven't all realized that, yes, fans will sit through a 3 1/2 or 4 hour extended version and still want more. Witness the LOTR phenomenon. Before the Fellowship of the Ring came out in theatres, the media pundits were of the opinion that the movies were going to be too long to entice any but the most diehard Tolkien fan. They pretty much had to eat their words. Then, before the extended versions came out on DVD, I remember people who had seen the movies in the theatre saying, "how can they improve on it by extending it?" Well, I've had DVDs of both the theatre releases and the extended versions, and I have to say that I by far prefer the extended versions. I would have loved to have seen the extended versions in the theatre. Now, just think how fan-damn-tabulous it would be to have a full extended version of Serenity! And it's not like it would be as long as any of the LOTR extended versions; it might come to another 1/2 hour extra, at most. I'd pay for another edition; give Joss the opportunity to cut in all the material he had to leave out due to ratings considerations and time constraints, call it the Director's Cut, and I'll be first in line to preorder.


Thursday, August 30, 2007 5:02 AM


and of course our BDSequel

Thursday, August 30, 2007 1:38 AM


Joss stated somewhere (I think on the commentary of the original movie release) that Serenity is the director's cut. Sure, he did some things he may not have normally done to draw a greater audience - the Simon/River rescue at the beginning - but overall he's satisfied with it. We'll just have to make due with extra deleted scenes.


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