AVENGERS Blu-ray to feature 30 minutes of unused footage


While this is far from shocking, it still makes this home release one of the year’s most hotly anticipated.

Coming off of its all-time big opening weekend of $200 million, Joss Whedon revealed that the pending Blu-ray release of the film will feature 30 minutes of unused footage.

Now, this isn’t shocking really given who Whedon is and what type of filmmaker he is, but it’s great to hear because we may actually get to see his full, original three hour cut of the film.  He chopped the film down from his original cut of three hours to where it stands now at just about 140 minutes, so this is definitely great news.

Personally though, I don’t know if it’ll help the film. The opening hour or so is admittedly slow and poorly paced. When paired next to the subsequent rocket of the final two acts, the film’s pacing becomes its major issue. Now, I want to check out the new cut to see what Joss originally intended, and hopefully the extra footage will help fix the only issue that plagued an otherwise brilliant action blockbuster.


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Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.
  • AndyT

    Unfortunately Joss Whedon said that there will not be a director’s cut. Just unused footage … because the 140min version IS a director’s cut.
    I personally hope that is old news … because for me some of the scenes could have used some more patience in order to establish a certain mood.