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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