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R-Rated Extended Cut Of Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch' Lands On BluRay On June 28th With 18 More Mins.

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 24, 2011 2:05 AM
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Worst film of the year so far? Zack Snyder's massively wrongheaded and overstuffed faux feminist folly is certainly up there, but the film does have its defenders and the debate will start all over again when "Sucker Punch" hits BluRay next month with a longer extended cut which will add 18 minutes to the already overly long movie.

During press rounds for the film back in the spring Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deb Snyder weren't shy about sharing what they had to cut to in order to please the MPAA and get the film to their studio mandated PG-13 rating. So what can you expect in this fuller version? At least one musical number and a lot of violence. “There’s 18 minutes of extra footage,” Deb Snyder said at the time. “A lot of more battle sequences, a lot of content things—we had to go back to the MPAA like five times—we were able to put back. The biggest thing we took out of the film, in the credit sequence we have the [musical montage] of [Roxy Music‘s] “Love Is The Drug” (sung by Carla Gugino and Oscar Issac) and that was actually conceived as a glimpse of what life was like in the every day brothel world and the shows they put on. It was actually at the beginning of the movie in its entirety, but we took it out because when we put it in the film it just looked like the place was too much fun and there wasn’t enough jeopardy. It was really elaborate and beautiful and in the next sequence Baby Doll [Emily Browning] is crying to get out and [it didn’t work tonally].”

“They were just like, ‘It’s too creepy, it’s too dark,’” Zack Snyder further elaborated. “We cut a bunch of violence—on the BluRay there’s more action—[because] you can only kill so many guys [before] they go, ‘No, it’s rated R.’ Even if they’re robots or whatever, they’re not into it. There were a couple scenes that crossed the line for them, even if nothing happens in them. Just the tone was wrong.”

The new running time for the movie will now be 127 minutes and it will come stamped with an R-rating. And yes, this version will be BluRay only -- sorry DVD dudes. And as for that reportedly steamy scene between Emily Browning and Jon Hamm that was nixed? No word if it's been put back in so we'll have to wait and see. So, will the film now be more cohesive with this additional footage put back in or will it still be a bad fanboy wet dream come to life? We're betting on the latter. "Sucker Punch" arrives on DVD and BluRay on June 28th. [via /Film]

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14 Comments

  • Victoria | March 24, 2012 2:40 PMReply

    I actually loved and adored sucker punch it it's one of my favorite movies now, it has wonderful special effects and actually does make sense I don't know what idiot thinks it doesn't, but it is a perfect mindbending film. Yes it does have crazy and bizzare scenes, but it is the imagination what do you expect? Then again I do like out-there films, but I do you believe this one has more plot and substance then people say, and I'm tired of the criticizers if you want to criticize something, criticize twilight and other junk of that nature.

  • PopMan | June 30, 2011 3:09 AMReply

    That reportedly steamy scene between Emily Browning and Jon Hamm was added to the extended cut.

  • jimmiescoffee | May 24, 2011 12:04 PMReply

    jason reitman is a dickhead. cant argue with that.

  • Christopher Bell | May 24, 2011 11:55 AMReply

    I'm trying to figure out how in the world it's "hip" to like Duncan Jones.

    "He's got a beard!!"

  • Kevin Jagernauth | May 24, 2011 11:51 AMReply

    I'm just still trying to figure out why "Sucker Punch" is being compared to "Source Code."

  • Fred | May 24, 2011 11:48 AMReply

    Paging Mr. Toro, for the obligatory Rotten Tomatoes-dependence admonishment.

  • Mr Anonymous | May 24, 2011 11:05 AMReply

    Source Code is a terrible movie? Rotten Tomatoes says otherwise!

    What does RT say about Sucker Punch......? ;-)

  • Brody | May 24, 2011 7:16 AMReply

    Playlist sure has a lot of hilariously mental commenters these days. Who knew Zack Snyder had apologists? Who knew anyone saw Sucker Punch, for that matter?

  • jk | May 24, 2011 4:29 AMReply

    "Source Code" was a terrible movie. Because it's hip to like Duncan Jones, people gave it a pass, but if that same movie had been directed by, say, Brett Ratner or Zack Snyder everyone would have eviscerated it like it deserves.

    In the planet I'm living on, "Source Code" was a movie that had showed a genius, heroic scientist trying to save lives into a "mad scientist" caricature that made no sense. The way Michelle Monogan character was beyond ridiculous, and obviously, the cop-out, clearly studio chosen "happy" ending completely was also a disaster. Suck Punch at least followed through on what is was going for, and was consistent in it's message, whether you liked it or not.

  • gonad | May 24, 2011 4:17 AMReply

    Sucker Punch ruled. You can keep your Jason Reitmans and similar folks, I'll stick with Snyder thank you very much. Source Code was ok but inferior to Sucker Punch. Duncan Jones has alot of potential to do good things, but right now Snyder is the master. Stick that in your pipes and smoke it.

  • caro | May 24, 2011 3:40 AMReply

    18 minutes in more to show how it's useful to lobotomize a poor girl because the lobotomy is so fun YEAH

  • Mr Anonymous | May 24, 2011 3:21 AMReply

    Source Code was worse than Sucker Punch? What planet are you living on?!

    I enjoyed both but Source Code is clearly superior.

  • JK | May 24, 2011 2:27 AMReply

    "Source Code" was about a million times worse and more offensive than "Sucker Punch."

  • Gazt | May 24, 2011 2:13 AMReply

    By popular demand!

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