Event Horizon: new hope for deleted footage

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At last, an extras-packed disc release of Event Horizon is on the cards – and the search is on for its infamous missing footage.

Count us amongst the fans of 1997’s Event Horizon, a film that was notoriously messed about with by its parent studio (that’d be Paramount Pictures in this case), giving director Paul W S Anderson precious little time to try and assemble a working cut of his own.

As we covered in a previous Film Stories podcast, there was originally too a lot more footage in the movie, that was

You can listen to our podcast, which has more of the story, right here…

Anyway: there now appears to be some hope that we’ll be getting to see at least some of that lost footage. Shout Factory in the US has announced that it’s working on a special edition Blu-ray of the film, which it’s planning to release later this year.

It’s already revealed that a new 4K scan of the film itself is being undertaken, and the hope is to include some of the deleted footage on the disc too. As per Slashfilm, “As for any much-inquired-about additional footage (in addition to what’s be presented on prior releases), we are looking into it as best we can. We welcome any leads you may have alongside our efforts”.

Quite what Shout Factory already has up its sleeves remains to be seen. We’ll have a clearer idea when the disc goes on sale at the end of September. Hopefully, someone will pick up the release for the UK too.


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