Adèle Blanc-Sec Movie Getting Director’s Cut Release
August 23, 2013

Urgh. I am ambivalent about the latest news from Shout! Factory about The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec. On October 1, they will be releasing a two-disc director’s cut Blu-ray edition.

On the positive side, I guess this means the U.S. release did well enough to justify a follow-up. On the negative, I really hate it when movie companies double-dip — and with only two months’ separation between the releases, that’s pretty egregious.

As with the previous release, the package will include a DVD and digital copy. The special features are listed as a making-of, deleted scenes, and music featurette, all of which were on the previous edition, so I’m not sure what’s going to set this second release apart, beyond “all the original footage included in the acclaimed French release” by Luc Besson.

Then again, this news does give me an excuse to post this slideshow of movie stills:

5 Responses  
Caanan writes:  

I borrowed this from the library after your recent review. I wasn’t disappointed! Thanks! :D

Johanna writes:  

Oh, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

James Schee writes:  

Saw this at a certain chain general store for $ 10, haven’t nhadvchance to watch it yet.

Kiki writes:  

I’m another one who picked this up because you wrote about it. So glad you did! What a delightful movie. In a way it reminds me a bit of a Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge adventure with its energy, good humor, and mix of elements. And I adore the mummies! :)

Ralf Haring writes:  

Apparently it was known that there would be a quick director’s cut before the other one came out, but only if you were intently following news about the movie’s release. http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=219906

It seems like the only difference is the silly excision of a brief scene of slight nudity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VzePBPs3lc In the first release there is a reference to it after the mummy wakes up – his having been conscious of her disrobing while preparing for a bath – which the viewer doesn’t realize was actually shown as part of the movie instead of just a suggestion of a scene.


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