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Just When You Thought It Was Over… Mysterious New 'Prometheus' Clip Emerges, Along With New Images

by Drew Taylor
September 7, 2012 12:25 PM
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Whether you hated or loved it, you've got to agree that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," at the very least, gave us all something to talk about for a really, really long time. And just when you thought the discussion was over, here comes a new clip ahead of the movie's home-video release in early October. The exclusive clip from Hey U Guys features Captain Janek (Idris Elba) getting prepared for his voyage aboard Prometheus. It is, like all things "Prometheus"-related, terribly mysterious.

It's a brief clip, less than a minute long, and is preceded by images and symbols that we're fairly certain someone is hard at work decoding right now. Some of the footage looks like costume test stuff, with Elba standing in his space suit and turning around for various angles, but an off-camera voice asks questions like "Blood type?" "Years in the service?" All the while, unseen medical personnel prod him and attach electronic sensors to his forehead. The best moment is when he lights up a cigarette in this clearly sterile white room.

While the footage looks to have been B-roll stuff for the movie's extensive viral marketing campaign, we can't be too sure, and we'll be interested to see where, on the eventual Blu-ray release, this sequence ends up. We hope there is more of this kind of material – that deepens and furthers our understanding of the world of "Prometheus" while still revealing new mysteries. (We were very much in the "pro" camp when it came to the film.)

The "Prometheus" Blu-ray will be on DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray on October 8th overseas and October 11th in the US.

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  • Bryan | October 31, 2012 11:43 PMReply

    What we all wanted to see was an alien that looked like an Elephant. That's pretty much it. We didn't want it to be a suit, and we sure as hell didn't want to see the main alien being a bald white guy. Too many questions, not enough answers. The planet should have just been LV-426, and instead of the black ooze it needed to be face huggers. I think that's pretty much it. Maybe they can fix those issues in future movies, but it would have been nice if they had just done all that in one.

  • JenT | October 25, 2012 2:45 PMReply

    Maybe I am Too Much of a Dreamer...but why do most 'Aliens' HAVE to Be 'Bugs' 'Slugs' or just plain Evil!??? I agree that this movie could have been WAY better...why was this 'humanoid' wanting to destry us? or did I miss info from the 'story'? & that so called 'last scene' w/ the 'creature' we've all come to 'love/hate' was just plain ...STUPID!
    Doubtful Mr.Scott ever reads these but if so....Many Blessings for you & your Family...RIP Tony, you WILL See him again! JenT in Tulsa,OK

  • James | October 19, 2012 2:00 AMReply

    Sorry...I meant 'prequel'.

  • james | October 19, 2012 1:57 AMReply

    It should have been the sequel to 'Alien'...period. Making into something else is just a cheap attempt to put it into the realm of another over-hyped piece of cinematic trash: 2001 A Space Odyssey. Aside from being visually stunning its plot is meandering, misleading and obscure necessitating endless discussion in an attempt to make it relevant. 2001 made throwing your hands up in frustration into the Zen copout of 'it has a different meaning for each individual'. BS. Great movies become trash and vice versa depending on when the director has the good sense to keep his hands on the wheel and not at the whim of audience interpretation to make the story work.

  • Aerial | October 13, 2012 3:46 PMReply

    I watched one of the first screenings of "Blade Runner", and everybody--save a few like myself--simply HATED it!!!! ..Twenty some odd years later.....Ridley had us all begging for more, especially with the extended Director's cut.
    Someday in the future, this furor and confusion and disappointment shall pass and another generation will look back on this film as "genius". It's just a small part of a much larger puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in an eternal mystery.

  • Gul Jassad | October 16, 2012 11:10 AM

    Why wait for the distant future to like this movie? Revel in it now with these reviews that actually get what the movie is, unlike the indie-addicted morons that call themselves film critics: Cult Movie Review: Prometheus (2012) Death by a Thousand Nitpicks?/ Prometheus (2012) and the critical reception

  • Alan | October 16, 2012 3:52 AM

    Yeah, and people criticised 'Legend' ... and it is a classic. Ditto 'Someone to Watch Over Me', 'Black Rain', '1492', 'White Squal', 'A Good Year' etc. All classics, and people are too stupid to notice Mr. Scott's greatness ... or something.

  • Mark | October 12, 2012 5:54 PMReply

    Prometheus was a mess. It certainly looks like a Ridley Scott movie (the visuals are stunning) and the trailer was perfect but something went badly wrong with the script. You cannot make excuses for plotholes, lousy structure and poor dialogue by claiming that the movie is somehow too sophisticated for its audience. I wanted this film to be so much better. It had massive potential! If it wasn't a prequel to Alien then why exploit that movies imagery to promote it? Will people watching this disaster in 10 years time bother to look up obscure references to viral adverts? Doubtful. It should be able to stand on its own as a movie, not a diffuse "interactive multimedia experience".

  • Zen | October 11, 2012 11:07 AMReply

    I believe peopled wanted to see more of the alien. They went all that way just so the dude can kill them all? You figured the alien would do something mind blowing or say something to that extent. Nothing...and on top of that the movie ends with them going to the aliens planet. Yes, the planet where they decided to manufacture something so deadly, they had to make it on another planet, and on top of that they made it to kill us. -_-

  • Daciel | October 8, 2012 5:50 AMReply

    Stop already, this movie sucked.

  • Shaz | October 2, 2012 2:34 PMReply

    This film was so simplistic and shallow that I am amazed that it's fans are dismissing it's criticisms as the haters inability to '"understand" it. The makers only seemed interested in connecting the dots. Though, stylistically it is much closer to Alien, it does not have any of the mood, atmosphere or tension which makes that film a classic. It is a prequel which immediately calls for it's own prequel. Though: One of the best scenes of the year - the abortion.

  • David_F_Pawlowski | September 27, 2012 6:24 PMReply

    Always enjoy Ridley Scott movies. Prometheus stirred the pot. Hopefully with world wide box it will see another installment to bring the story line home. If the alien species is the source of the Gieger "organic" mother shops, then it would explain the temple in the movie and much more about the apparent symbiotic relationship between the humanoid beserker species and the alien cryptozoid species and its many derivative acid blood relatives. Go for the directors cut

  • Gigabot | October 23, 2012 3:53 PM

    yeh, that abortion scene was the single most intense/engrossing moment of the film. I still like the movie but it felt like a creative writing teacher got a hold of the script!

  • Bob | September 21, 2012 2:39 PMReply

    The movie seemed kind of jumpy in the theatre. I figured there was a three and a half hour "director's cut" somewhere that would smooth over the rough edges and flesh out some of the characters a bit better. Here's hoping that version is coming to BluRay in October (not holding my breath though).

  • trevwhit | September 21, 2012 11:53 AMReply

    it seems to me that alot of people thought this was a was not and nobody said it was .it was in fact a stand on its own sci fi movie with the link between the space jockey in alien and the ship anybody that thought this film was no good never watched the first alien film properly.i do agree about the comments on the script ,as the plot could have been stronger in parts.any film that makes anybody think can leave a nasty taste in the mouth of people that like films that dont make them think to much .in other words complete idiots

  • Judd Hack | October 14, 2012 9:18 AM

    The one thing that bothered me about the film was that so much history has already been written, at least in terms of other media like graphic novels, and even video games that fans enjoy and consider cannon. I rememember at least one graphic novel where the 'engineer' was featured and was not a direct ancestor of human beings. Another thing, I know the AVP films were, well, lacking, but It is a sad thing to say when a video game character voiced by Lance Henriksen (Bishop) make more of an impact than "Peter Weyland". Henriksen's appearance in the AVP films connected the films. Who's Peter Weyland?! Is it horrible of me to say that a mediocre video game, AVP, the one where Henriksen played Weyland(not peter weyland), would have made a better movie than Prometheus? It bothers me that you have directors like scott, who can make great work like gladiator, blade runner and blackhawk down, but then feel the need to go back and beat a dead horse by rebooting past successes. This movie was about as enjoyable to me as Indiana Jones 4, which was not. I did enjoy many of the performances, including "Peter Weyland's", but practically being raised on the first two alien movies, and then shunning the third and fourth, I think I'll watch this one just a little more then Alien 3. All this being said, I actually liked it, at least they didn't have to clone anyone to make another installment.

  • Cord | October 6, 2012 8:53 AM

    You mean like those who cannot spell or punctuate?

  • trevor whitaker | September 21, 2012 11:41 AMReply

    hey shawn your a idiot..

  • Shawn Hambright | October 18, 2012 1:49 PM

    "you're" "an"

  • Richard the Movie Master | September 21, 2012 12:33 AMReply

    Movie rocked. Long live Stringer Bell. All you haters learn what a great thriller is and come back and comment then. Cheers to spine-tingling-terror. Thanks, Ridley.

  • TOOMB | September 21, 2012 2:15 PM

    STRIIIIIINNNG! (How AWESOME is it that Idris is everywhere now?!) Can't wait for the "extended edition"!

  • SHAWN HAMBRIGHT | September 20, 2012 12:57 PMReply

    We don't have to watch these clips anymore. The movie came out already. It was garbage. Let's move on.

  • yekdeli | September 26, 2012 1:50 AM

    I agree, the film was horrid.

  • trevwhit | September 21, 2012 11:58 AM

    what a idiot you really are.

  • trevor whitaker | September 21, 2012 11:39 AM

    great movie ,but it would not appeal to anyone that didnt have a brain,like the comments i just read like its garbage and stupid comments that just brush the movie off ,for a alien film fan i loved it ,as i always wanted to no more about this and how the alien dna came to light,the film leaves questions to be answered and thought about.if you have no brain and like predictable stupid movies,go watch men in black or alien ressurection .

  • mark randall | September 19, 2012 2:41 AMReply

    If Ridley Scott didn't like Lindelof's script he could have fired him. That's what directors and producers are supposed to do. Hitchcock fired the first screenwriter for Psycho. Good or bad, the buck for the script stops at his desk.

  • Seth Jacobs | September 17, 2012 6:36 AMReply

    Sorry guys but the writing for this film was atrocious. I really wanted to like this film and went into the film with high expectations. When I see a film I try to remain as objective as possible but my enthusiasm for this film overrode my attempts at objectivity. Even thought I wanted desperately to love it, I was greatly disappointed by the film.

  • parker | September 14, 2012 1:53 AMReply

    Where's the deleted sex scene between Idris and Charlize? If they didn't film that, they're insane...

  • DL | September 13, 2012 6:03 PMReply

    An outstanding film, I thought. Frightening, thought-provoking, and not so quick to provide answers, which (as opposed to others) I quite appreciated. I'll look forward to the sequel, "Paradise."

  • Cheryl | September 25, 2012 1:30 AM

    Can't expect anything less from Damon Lindelof for producing such a masterpiece :) After all, HOW many unanswered questions did we have in LOST (not complaining either)? A few...but this was great. Made you really use your brain and I love movies like that :)

  • Kyle | September 13, 2012 4:23 PMReply

    If Ridley didn't think the script was good enough, I doubt he would have made this movie.

  • Clints Chair | September 7, 2012 1:33 PMReply

    Prometheus is flawed, yes, but it stays in the mind long after, and Sir Ridder's overall aesthetics when it comes to Sci-Fi are unmatched. From colours and textures of costumes and props to lighting and so on. Scott will knock The Counselor out of the park, and that film and the Blade Runner sequel will be beautiful tributes to his late brother.

  • Mark | September 7, 2012 12:46 PMReply

    A beautiful looking but dramatically inert movie. A real shame they hired Lindelof to script it, a more mature, intelligent writer could have done wonders with the material. Oh well, we'll see if Ridley Scott ever works with Lindelof again... somehow I doubt it.

  • Matt | September 7, 2012 12:29 PMReply

    It comes out on a Thursday? Weird.

  • Travis | September 7, 2012 1:31 PM

    Something "big" happens that Thursday. They have revealed as much. It's just a matter of how big and who cares

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