"Alien 3" Director's Cut???

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  1. Ivan S

    Ivan S Auditioning

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    With the 10th annyversary of "Alien 3" coming this Memorial Day weekend in a few months, I'm starting to wonder if "Alien 3" is going to get the 10th annyversary treatment. Are there any director's cuts or special editions involved? Does anyone knows?
     
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    not a hope in hell. Fincher, (genius that he is) won't touch it with a bargepole. This is because of the hell he went through to make it, then have fox shred it to bits, and deny him any special edition archiving privelliges.

    I would love it to happen. But forget it. Just think of hwat might have been and track down some mysterious MPEGS of shreds......
     
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    Fincher's 'Alien 3' = Kubrick's 'Fear and Desire'
    Fincher probably just wants to forget about this stinker of a film and what it COULD (emphasis on COULD) have been behind him. Let's go beyond the past and into the future.
    Plus I don't think that there is a snowball's chance in hell that Fox would spend the money to re-assemble 'Alien 3' into Fincher's true vision. Too Bad, I think. [​IMG]
    (Fincher is one my, if not my favorite director)
     
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    I have the workprint of Alien 3 and there are a lot of great scenes that were cut. This has always been one of my wishes on DVD - to finally see a definitive version, but it looks like it will never happen because of how badly Fincher was treated by Fox. Too Bad.
     
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    What were some of the major missing scenes?

    I always thought this was a very stylish, engaging, eerie film.
     
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    The subject of the A3:SE DVD always crops up on these forums, yet despite the demand to have the 'real' version of Fincher's first film released on DVD, I don't think it will happen[​IMG] [​IMG].
    I for one would love to own Fincher's original vision of A3 on a jam packed 2 disc SE DVD - it's been my holy grail for many, many years now, but until/if that ever happens, I will just have to settle for my copy of the workprint.
    Many moons ago I tried to raise interest at FOX about the demand for this title (including posting on the feedback forum: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...&threadid=6721 ), but alas the subject fell on deaf ears.
    For details of the cut scenes from the workprint (including scenes from Fincher's first rough assembley of the film), check out these links:
    http://www.planetavp.com/al/index2.htm
    scroll down to the ALien 3 section on far right and select 'outtakes'
    http://www.planetavp.com/alienshive/...cutscenes.html
     
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    presumably the biggest expert on the subject, David Fincher has already spoken his mind on the possibility of an Alien3 director's cut in an interview with The Digital Bits almost 2 years ago:
     
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    Perhaps, but again, it doesn't matter; if it were a 2 disc set, with the theatrical version on disc 1, and a dub from his personal vhs rough cut on disc 2, fans would still be delighted. The only difference (if the source materials aren't available -- which frankly I doubt, this is FOX) is that the rough cut would have to be presented as a big extra, rather than as a stand-alone 1 DVD release.

    Come on Fox.
     
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    It will happen. Cannot wait for the day.

    Scott
     
  10. Jim C

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    The reels of deleted footage from Alien 3 still exist and as Will B quite rightly points out, we are talking about Fox here.
    The producer of the Alien Legacy set confimred that ALien 3 was originally up for the SE treatment on DVD. He himself reviewed all the deleted footage from the film for possible inclusion on the disc. However, due to time constraints, the decision was made to concentrate on the original Alien disc along with the Legacy documentary (5th disc).
     

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