Fox: Expanded "Phantom Menace" Doc, Please.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by AaronJB, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. AaronJB

    AaronJB Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 1998
    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been watching "The Begining: Making Of Episode 1" several times this weekend. The hour-long documentary is easily one of the best I've seen included on a DVD.
    There's only one problem with it: it's too short.
    I've heard this documentary is taken from a few hundred hours of footage; I'd really love an expanded edition - instead of an hour, maybe a couple hours or - 3 hours?
    It's own release with comments from the filmmaker would be fantastic.
    Just a thought.
     
  2. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 1998
    Messages:
    5,838
    Likes Received:
    344
    Real Name:
    Lou Sytsma
    Aaron I second your post.
    The Beginnings documentary is easily one of the best I have seen.
    Instead of 2 or 3 hours I would even go for a longer version ie 5-6 hours. One hour each could be dedicated to preproduction, production, special effects, on the set footage, etc. ie expand on the areas touched in the current documentary.
    This is very interesting stuff and I would ask you to strongly consider pursuing with Lucasfilm the release of more of this material.
    Thank you
    ------------------
    Every man is my superior, in that I may learn from him.
    MyHTSetup
     
  3. Tim Hoover

    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just finished watching the documentary a few minutes ago and I agree that it was too short. While I understand the space limitations on a DVD, it would be really nice to see a separate DVD available with just documentary footage, ala "The Matrix Revisited."
     
  4. Megan_A_D

    Megan_A_D Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yea... I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary... Myself I have specific interest in expanding the costuming parts and also what went into picking the actors... like we saw for Anakin's char..
     
  5. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 1999
    Messages:
    11,061
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Real Name:
    John Williamson
    I heard that their were no plans for this release, but hopefully we can help change that. I'm in, best documentary on a movie i've seen, but agreed, way too short, especially when you consider it came from 600 hours of footage!
    ------------------
    God bless the USA and the men and woman of our military and their families!
     
  6. Luis A

    Luis A Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2001
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm in as well. They need to put as much of the doc. that will fit. I forsee this could sell as well as TPM dvd. L
     
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 1999
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    You need to petition/plead with LUCASFILM, not Fox on this.
    But I agree... They shot more than 600 hours worth, and the director of the doc has admitted that his "rough cut" ran 3-4 hours.
    I'd LOVE to see that stuff!
     

Share This Page