I read a pretty thorough article over at Shock Till You Drop about the reinstatement of uncut scenes into the upcoming My Bloody Valentine DVD. Seems they were always going to integrate them into the film, so everyone got in an early huffy all for naught – sometimes we have to trust the companies. Here’s my favorite paragraph:
With footage in hand, Dean and Ventrella say there was never a question of whether they should restore the film or relegate the cut scenes to the special features section of the DVD. The game plan was to release an uncut version all along. And to help in the restoration, they called in director Mihalka. Ventrella recalls, “He was really glad we found the material and he was instrumental in viewing the elements put back into the feature and giving us some tweaks and suggestions on how it originally was. Having him there was the last piece of the puzzle. It was an early film for him and he remembered every detail – where everything went, the original audio mix, everything, so it was essential having him there.” In total, with the restored footage, the film now runs an estimated three minutes longer than its theatrical counterpart.
Read the full article here.