Dark City SE

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  1. Eric_R_C

    Eric_R_C Second Unit

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    Ran across this on The Cinema Laser
    A Petition for new Dark City release
    http://www.petitiononline.com/drkctyse/petition.html
    Anyone know what the deleted scenes are? I wouldn't mind a new release that replaces the intro (which explained half the movie in the first 30 seconds!)
     
  2. Scott Simonian

    Scott Simonian Screenwriter

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    I signed it.
    I love that movie. That would be awesome if all of those features turned up on the SE. The original was no slouch.
    Hmmmm, "more Melissa George scenes..." [​IMG]
     
  3. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    One of the points state "(Bit-Budget Suggestion: Drop the fullscreen Transfer)"...no thanks. So, earlier in the petition description they ask for accurate framing, then state if budget allows, to include a full screen version? Nice.
     
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    dpippel HTF Premium Member
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    Read it again Kyle. The petitioners suggestion is to NOT include the full screen version of the movie on the new Special Edition, if it's ever produced. This would free up space on the disc for other material. The current release of "Dark City" includes both full screen and anamorphic widescreen versions of the film.
     
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    Ooh, another lovely petition, lemme sign!! [​IMG]
     
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    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    I too signed it. I love this movie, seen it half a dozen times all the way through, and still can't get enough. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I love Dark City. A special edition would be great and I would surely buy it. This is one dvd that I keep watching over and over.[​IMG]
     
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    delted scenes? director's cut? did I miss something? What was cut out man????????
     
  11. Eric Walsh

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    I do not know much about the issues involved here but I did greatly enjoy the film and if there is more footage out there and the director does want to make a director's cut that could possibly enhance this already great movie then I am all for it. Hope something comes out of this.

    -Eric
     
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    Hmm...IMDB doesn't list any alternate versions, so I would too like to know what's in this director's cut.
     
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    Any extra Dark City goodies would be greatly appreciated, but I'd also be quite curious to hear what these 'deleted scenes' are.
    I was signature #185.
     
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    Not to nitpick, oh what the hey, it's nitpicking, if I recall correctly, the current Dark City release is double sided, so you don't really lose any space on the disc as far as extra material is concerned. On the other hand, I'd prefer single sided discs without the full screen version 'cuz I like some cover art. I just don't particularly see this as a valid complaint/issue :p)
     
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    I, too, would like to know more about these deleted scenes. I imagine there were some, but does Proyas actually want them back in the movie? From what I read, the only thing the studio insisted on was the opening narration (and I agree the movie would be even better without it).

    Does anyone know any details?
     
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    Well, not really, since if they wanted to, they could've made it a DVD-18 if they had wanted to. I don't think adding a Full-frame version really does anything space wise. Or they could just add the extras on once side of the disc and make it some kinda weird hybrid with 2 layers on one side and 1 layer on one side. Either way, if the studios really want to include a full frame transfer, the technology should exist that enables them to do it without cutting out extras and such.
     
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    Maybe he wanted the DVD-10 a flipper? Nevermind...lets not go there [​IMG]
     
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    I don't get it.
    Is it common knowledge that Proyas was strong armed into the current edit?
    Or is this yet another case of rabid fans of a movie assuming that because the current film doesn't include every frame of film that was shot, it must not be the "director's cut?"
    [​IMG]
     
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    I have no complaints with the current disc - looks/sounds good with nice extras. Great movie, though, so if they were to put a 'specialer' edition out, it wouldn't bother me in the least. [​IMG]
     

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