Rumor had it that the revival was sparked by the dismal box office failure of the Julia Roberts movie Dying Young. The theater owners just decided the current films at the time weren't worth showing.According to IMDB, "Dying Young" made $33 million. That'd be what, about $50 million these days? No, it's not a lot of money, but I wouldn't call it a "dismal box office" failure. IIRC, it was a disappointment since Julia Roberts was so popular at the time - the lousy "Sleeping With the Enemy" nabbed more than $100 million basically because of her - but it's not genuinely atrocious.
The $5 million gross of "Mary Reilly"? Now THAT'S atrocious!
What could they add, that would benefit the film??i thought ridley scott said he didn't want a director's cut. he has yet to change his initial decisions as to what should be seen in his films. he shows only deleted scenes on DVDs but not releasing a director's cut except blade runner because of obvious reasons. i don't know why he would put those scenes in now. especially since i agree with him to not putting any or all of those scenes that were on the DVD. oh well, if he can make it better by changing something, alright, but i'd rather he not. (shotguns turning into walkie talkies *ahem*)