In an interview with Collider, Ridley Scott discusses what we might see when Prometheus hits Blu-ray and DVD, including an extended and deleted scenes.
Scott: [The theatrical release] is fundamentally the director’s cut. But there will be half an hour of stuff on the menu because people are so into films — how they’re made, how they’re set up, and the rejections in it. That’s why it’s fascinating. So this will all go on to the menu.
Question: Well I’m curious about the deleted scenes. Specifically in this film, Noomi mentioned maybe there was a fight scene with her and an Engineer.
Scott: The Engineer fight scene was pretty good. It will definitely go on the menu. It won’t go on the long version. The problem about it is, while she gives as good as she gets with an axe – she’s very physical – he’s so big, for him to be clouted with a conventional weapon somehow diminished him. It’s subtle. It’s drama. I didn’t want to diminish him by having this person who has a weapon to be able to back him off. It minimized him. That’s why when he deals with people inside his cockpit, it’s over. Wham, wham, wham. Even the shot doesn’t mean anything. And so all she has time for is introducing him to the big boy inside the lab.
Questions: You’re going to do an extended cut on the Blu-ray/DVD. Is it a lot longer?
Scott: Twenty minutes.
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Prometheus is directed by Ridley Scott, from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Kate Dickie, and is now on release around the world.