Prometheus will likely go down as THE most debated blockbuster film of 2012, with gaping wide love/hate divide having been carved between moviegoers. Even while some are still trying to explain the events of the film, or are wondering how it connects to Alien, others have already been looking ahead to the now-confirmed Prometheus sequel – and of course, the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release.
There has already been confirmation that the DVD/Blu-ray versions of Prometheus would contain numerous deleted scenes, as well as continuing a long Ridley Scott tradition with a director’s cut of the movie. Today, we have first word on what we’ll see in the Prometheus deleted scenes. Read on to find out.
Bleeding Cool snagged a rundown of the Prometheus deleted scenes from a BBFC listing (that’s British Board of Film Classification – get your mind out of the gutter). Below you’ll find the list of scenes – pay attention to the names and do your best to speculate about how they would’ve fit into the story:
- 00:02:31:16 (ARRIVAL OF THE ENGINEERS) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:00:58:05 (T’IS THE SEASON) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:00:42:08 (OUR FIRST ALIEN) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:00:42:14 (SKIN) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:01:22:01 (WE’RE NOT ALONE ANYMORE) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:02:57:01 (STRANGE BEDFELLOWS) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:01:25:04 (HOLLOWAY HUNGOVER) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:00:23:12 (DAVID’S OBJECTIVE) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:03:27:07 (JANEK FILLS VICKERS IN) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:03:40:12 (A KING HAS HIS REIGN) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:02:01:24 (FITFIELD ATTACKS) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:04:06:06 (THE ENGINEER SPEAKS) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:05:30:04 (FINAL BATTLE) (DELETED SCENE)
- 00:05:05:19 (PARADISE) (DELETED SCENE)
Now, even though some of those titles hint at some important moments, it must be remembered that these are deleted scenes, meaning that they don’t necessarily count toward the continuity of the movie, as they were removed for a reason. So, if you’re expecting to know what that Xenomorph carving was in the black goo storage room – or what, exactly, befell the Engineers in the storage facility, you are out of luck.
Then again, the director’s cut of a film can vastly alter the viewing experience, and Ridley Scott has proven with famous recuts of his sci-fi films Alien and Blade Runner that he is that type of director to revise and tinker with his work. Regardless of whether it answers all the questions or not, it will be interesting to see the version of Prometheus that clocks in at 2hrs and 27min, as Ridley Scott originally intended it. (The theatrical cut was trimmed to 2hrs 4min.)
Prometheus hits DVD/Blu-ray sometime this fall.
Source: BBFC via Bleeding Cool