X-Men SE with NEW footage.....

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  1. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I just got this email from videoeta:

    RUMBLINGS FROM THE RUMOR MILL

    'X-MEN' SPECIAL EDITION DVD GETS 'X'-TRA SPECIAL TREATMENT

    With Spider-Man building upon the comic book phenomenon that X-Men

    first enjoyed in 2000, it's no surprise that Fox is planning a Special

    Edition X-Men DVD. What is surprising is the rumored contents of said

    DVD.

    Not only will there be more "making of" features and an audio

    commentary from director Bryan Singer, but the Special Edition DVD

    will also have new footage. And we're not talking deleted footage here.

    Apparently, Fox approved additional funds in the budget of the sequel

    (X2) for Singer and cast to shoot additional footage for X-Men with

    the sole purpose of inclusion on this new DVD. While no details have

    been released on the content of this new footage, it is rumored to be

    origin footage of some of the other mutants, namely Storm and Cyclops.

    This would be the first time in history in which new footage would be

    shot specifically for the DVD release of a completed (and released)

    movie.

    Sounds cool if true.
     
  2. Duane Robinson

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    Actually the Phantom Menace had certain scenes completed just for the dvd. And based on the digital nature of the new Star Wars films that might as well be the same thing as filming new scenes for a movie. This is pretty cool news though although they should have announced this back when everyone was wondering if there was going to be a better special edition. Still getting it though. [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Sounds very interesting. Time to upgrade again...
     
  4. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    Luckily i held off on getting the original release. I'll definitely pick this up when it comes out.

    SINGER'S THE MAN!!
     
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    and way back before the release of the first X-men DVD Bryan Singer did say that a full-on SE would be released with extra footage when X2 was released theatrically.
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

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    I believe the comic adaptation included the Storm and Cyclops scenes that Singer wanted to add, but were not shot the first time around. Without giving too much away, it provides a little back story from before they hooked up with Professor Xavier similar to the Magneto concentration camp flashback and the Rogue "first kiss" scenes.

    Regards,
     
  8. Mattias_ka

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    I think it STINKS!

    When a movie is made, don't remake and add and

    take away stuff.
     
  9. Gruson

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    I agree. I hate changes to good movies.

    Theatrical version all the way for me.
     
  10. Steve_Knutzen

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    Has it been stated whether this footage will be inserted into the film or separate in teh special features menu?
     
  11. Rob T

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    John Ottman will also be doing a new score. [​IMG]
     
  12. Michael St. Clair

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    Wasn't a half-hour or so cut from this movie a couple of weeks before release, after test screenings?

    I'm interested in a new edition, but they should use seamless branching.
     
  13. Anthony Thorne

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    I hate seamless branching. Give me the new version by itself with a heap of extras, and I'll happily forget about the old one.
     
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    What's to hate about seamless branching? It gives the best of both worlds: the new version with the extra footage and the untouched theatrical version, and all without loading the disc up with two full movies.

    I love the way they did seamless branching on the first disc. Can't wait to upgrade (did I just say that...?)
     
  15. Anthony Thorne

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    I appreciate the intention of seamless branching but, in every case where a longer version of a film is available, I never bother to watch the shorter one. Since I'm watching these films on DVD and frequently don't even make it to the theater to see a lot of movies, I could care less about having an 'untouched' version of the theatrical release. For example, I'll be skipping the theatrical LOTR disc in August(?) and sticking with the extended cut, despite the extras that will be unique to the former. I just figure that seamlessly branching in a shorter version of the film is simply cluttering up my disc with menu options and extra authoring that I'll never use. This is an entirely selfish viewpoint, of course, but when I finally sit down to watch a disc the only person I really feel like pleasing is myself (unless Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez feel like playing another game of naked twister in the next room, in which case the DVD player will be off for a short while, before I come back and turn it on again).
     
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  17. Jay Rodriguez

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    I'm pretty excited to hear about this new disc. I too have been waiting to upgrade. I'm a fan of seamless branching, as well. It worked great on T2. I just wish more studios would take advantage of it.
     
  18. Luis Cruz

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    I can't wait for the new SE of X-Men. But, I do think they should use seamless branching. Just in case the extended cut of the film isn't as good as the theatrical cut is. Not that I think it will be bad, I'm hoping it will exceed the original cut. Anyways, where did you hear that John Ottoman is recording a new score? I hope that isn't the case, I enjoyed the original score by Michael Kamen. I'm probably in the minority on that one though. lol. Oh well. I hope Ottoman's score will be better. But, I did like the original score either way.
     
  19. Will_B

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    and I think Highlander II for DVD included some new footage shot during the production of Highlander III.
     
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