It was reported yesterday that director Ridley Scott is releasing an extended cut of Prometheus with 17 extra minutes of footage not seen in the theatrical cut. This news came from a press conference that happened in Paris. Today we have footage of the entire event, which proves that the director's statement was taken out of context, and that he was actually referring to another one of his films in terms of the extra seventeen minutes. Watch now as stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace discuss this upcoming sci-fi thriller alongside their director. Then read on for Ridley Scott's actually statements in regards to the extended cut and theatrical runtime of Prometheus.
Thanks to Christopher Johnson, we have this press conference in question, which clears up some of the erroneous information reported on /prometheus-to-get-17-minute-extended-cut-on-blu-ray/yesterday. The theatrical running time of Prometheus is correct. It clocks in at 119 minutes. But the extra seventeen minutes is actually in regards to another of Ridley Scott's film. Here is his exact quote.
"[The cut in cinemas], that is always the director's cut. What I think happens later, if the film has the fortune to have a following, they will want to see it again. Therefore, you buy this technology called a DVD. The DVD has even better technology; it opens up the storybook about how the film got made. Under the heading of menu disc. That is where you have the opportunity to say or show...There was a longer cut, but what is heading to the cinema is what it should be...I think I only made a mistake once. I believe that, on cutting a film short. I won't say what that film is, because this is not the time. But I removed seventeen minutes of the movie. I didn't ruin it. But it wasn't as much...In this instance; you've got a pretty good version here, a pretty good cut. We are running at about, without end credits, one hour and fifty-nine minutes and change, here. It is very tight. It's what it should be."