With 22 Jump Street hitting theaters this weekend, it will likely be several months before fans can take the comedy sequel home on Blu-ray and DVD, although directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller recently teased some of the new additions fans will get to see on the home video release. During a recent interview, Phil Lord revealed that they put together a cut of the movie where they took out every single joke, to see how much of the movie remained.
"As an experiment, we said 'what if we took out anything that was supposed to be a joke, and see how much movie is left.' And have it be just story. How much of it is just story?"
Chris Miller revealed that cut is just 10 minutes long, and will be featured on the Blu-ray.
"It was 10 minutes long. It's a weird conceptual piece. It's the dramatic, unfunny cut."
Chris Miller also added that they are including 45 minutes of scenes they thought were funny, but didn't quite fit within their story.
"The Blu-ray is going to have like 45 minutes of scenes that we thought were funny, but couldn't fit into the structure. This is literally 45 minutes of footage."
Phil Lord added that the scenes were cut because, during early screenings, they learned that fans were upset when Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) weren't together, and these scenes with other characters will be featured on the Blu-ray and DVD.
"And there was some stuff that was story things that didn't have a lot to do with Channing and Jonah. What we learned in testing was anytime those guys were apart, all anyone wanted to see was them back together. That dominated the movie. There are some really beautiful scenes with other characters that are going to be on the DVD and Blu."