Ridley Scott’s highly-anticipated, somewhat underwhelming Prometheus is available on Blu-ray/DVD today, packing a bunch of alternate and deleted scenes, commentaries and all the usual good stuff to this kinda/sorta/more or less prequel to the Alien franchise.
I enjoyed Prometheus for what it was — probably because I was the only person in the world who didn’t expect Scott to answer all the questions in the Alien universe — and I posted a review to that effect after I saw it in the theater. I am looking forward to watching the Blu-ray because I want to see what was left out. Interestingly, Scott refused to cut together an extended version of the movie for this release, because he says the version seen in theaters is his “director’s cut.” So the extra footage is on the disc, just not edited into the movie.
To have a little fun with the movie, here is a so-called “Honest Trailer” that pokes holes in the regular trailer with a cynical voice-over telling us what we’re not really going to see…
My favorite line is the bit about the woman “who can only run in straight lines” — I was practically shouting in the theater for her to “take a hard right! Or a left, even!”