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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Bradley-E, Sep 18, 2006.
Are we sure that's a good thing? Longer doesn't always equal better.
Depends what the extra footage was. The biggest difference in the original and the remake was the original spent time with the set-up and characters where the remake just jumped right into everything. If the longer version is more set-up and character development it could improve the film quite a bit.
It did seem a bit short at 98 minutes for that Genre of film. If this cut will only be available on HD DVD, it could be the start of a trend where Standard DVD will lose out. I'm wondering if Studios will starting doing this to lure consumers to the HD format.
It equals better in this case if it turns out both cuts are included : )
I don't think it will make much of an impact, since, most consumers aren't even aware of HD DVD.
I was just trying to be funny. However, in most cases, I tend to enjoy the theatrical release better than the longer or director's cut of a film. Crawdaddy
They really should release this on standard DVD as well. If this does start a trend, it could really backfire as people may not even buy regular DVD's anymore out of fear that things were left out on purpose.
Do you really think most consumers would notice?
Having watched this movie on DVD, I do not think I could sit through a longer version. But kudos to the studio for releasing the original along with the special edition on the same disk(s). Hope more studios do the same. Thomas Eisenmann
I couldn't agree more. There is normally a very good reason the editor of a movie is not the director. I have watched very few movies that the extended edition was better than the theatrical release, unless the film was cut to fit a time frame. "Once upon a Time in America" and "Once Upon a Time in the West" come to mind. The Directors cuts far surpassed the American Release copies. It turned okay films into classics. Lord of the Rings trilogy was also enhanced by the extended editions IMHO. Thomas Eisenmann
Poseidon was cut to fit a time frame which is good reason to think this will be a better movie just like the films in your example were.
The recently released director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven was a far superior movie to the theatrical cut. While I don't expect Posiedon to be as significantly improved I do know that it was severely cut to fit time, losing most of the character development.
I for one just don't think the longer Poseidon will enhance the movie. Based on the existing characters development in theatrical cut, I think more of it will slow the movie down. We will all get bored while wait for the disaster to happen. After all, Jack and Rose weren't in it. More action scenes maybe? I just don't think they have saved some actions for longer version while leave the theatrical cut ran poorly in box office. I think Poseidon is good for what it is - Final Destination at Sea.
Man, I don't know if I could sit through this movie again, even though there were some points where I mumbled: Bet that would look good on HD DVD. Guess I'll wait for: (A) Reviews here to see if it helps the story, or (B) I get a lot of gift certs for Christmas.