SNOWPIERCER Will Be Released Uncut In The U.S.!...But There's A Catch
It seems director Bong Joon-ho and The Weinstein Company have finally come to a "truce" over the final U.S. / U.K. cut of Snowpiercer. Good news right? Well yes..unless you happen to live in an area without an arthouse cinema! Read on for more.
Old Harvey "Scissorhands" Weinstein has finally relented and come to a compromise with Bong Joon-ho over the final cut of the director's critically acclaimed sci-fi flick, Snowpiercer. In case you're not aware of the whole hullabaloo surrounding this, basically Weinstein deemed US audiences too dumb to fully grasp Joon-ho's two-and-a-half hour cut of the movie and was demanding 20 minutes cut and a voice-over added. The director fought him on it though, and now they've come to an arrangement: Weinstein will release the full cut of the movie, but only as a platform release — meaning the film will most likely only hit a few major cities before "rolling" out to other markets. I think this is, on the whole, great news. Even if you won't be able to catch the movie in your area (I myself have to travel quite a distance to find anything but multiplexes) at least you'll eventually be able to see the movie as Joon-ho intended you to, be in on VOD or home release. What do you guys make of this news?
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