Michael Dougherty Promises Deleted Scenes on GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Blu-ray/DVD
In Godzilla: King of the Monsters, we were told that Monarch had documented 17 “Titans” (so far), a few of whom make cameos at the film’s conclusion. Perhaps we’ll see more of this gigantic and terrifying menagerie when the film arrives on Blu-ray and DVD, as director Michael Dougherty has promised fans that we can look forward to deleted scenes when King of the Monsters comes home on physical media.
“The director’s cut was around 2 [hours], 40-45 [minutes], Dougherty recently told Collider. “I called it Godzilla the mini-series. There weren’t a lot of whole scenes that got lifted out. There were a few, and they’ll end up on the Blu-ray. But a lot of it was trimming moments within each scene. We had a large ensemble cast, so there was a tendency to give each character a moment… and that adds up.
“I don’t have a tally; I want to say that there’s roughly six to eight scenes…like actual, legit full scenes,” the filmmaker teased. “And they’re a fun watch. I mean, listen, if we were doing Godzilla: The TV Series, they would be perfectly great scenes. But when you’re trying to make a 2-hour+ movie, pacing is a very important consideration.”
You can still catch Godzilla: King of the Monsters in theaters nationwide. Check out the synopsis and trailer below.
Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus‘ Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language.
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