Guillermo del Toro says “NO” to Director’s Cut

Guillermo del Toro says “NO” to Director’s Cut

While chatting with BleedingCool, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro has gone on record to say that “(Pacific Rim) is my director’s cut. There will not be an extended cut right now, we’re not planning on it, but there will be deleted scenes and they were deleted for a reason.”

Although fans of Pacific Rim may be disappointed by director Guillermo del Toro’s recent revelations, the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray looks to be very promising as it will include said deleted scenes and quite possibly alternate scenes.

“When I was working on the movie we had three or four different versions of the relationship between Charlie and Rinko because I wanted to see if I could make a story about two people liking each other without having to end in a kiss,” the director explains in an interview with BadAssDigest. “So when I shot the ending we shot three versions. I’ve never done this before, but instinctively I thought we should do three versions. We did one version where they kiss and it almost felt weird. They’re good friends, they’re pals, good colleagues.”

In addition to deleted scenes (and possibly alternate scenes) and the usual featurettes, behind the scenes images, concept art work, etc… that is usually included in a disc release of a sci-fi movie, fans can expect a well crafted commentary from the director himself:

“We’re going to record the commentary in the next few weeks. I prepare my commentaries very carefully. As you’ll know if you have listened to any of the commentaries on my other DVDs and Blu-rays, I run a very open ship. I try to tell people what was difficult, what went wrong, what they should watch out for. I think that for a new generation of filmmakers, commentaries can be film school.”

Pacific Rim opened last Friday. Stay tuned to our News section for the latest on the Pacific Rim Blu-ray and DVD releases.