It’s inevitable when a movie is made that some scenes just don’t work as planned. It’s not that they are bad, they just may interrupt the flow of the story, and so those scenes get edited out. Decades ago those scenes would be pretty much lost to eternity as there was no easy way to share them, but then DVDs and digital distribution came along. Not getting at least some deleted scenes is depressing.
Luckily, it seems like there will be quite a few when Shazam! hits store shelves.
Michel Aller, editor on Shazam!, recently spoke with Cinema Blend, and the topic of the deleted scenes for the film came up.
We had a lot of material. When you buy the DVD, you’ll be able to see, I think we have 20-24 minutes of deleted scenes. And one of the scenes that regretfully we had to pull out was a scene between young Billy and Mary, when he’s about to sneak out. It’s just a really touching scene, but it came so early in the movie, and we were trying to get to get to the Shazam character, that we couldn’t put everything that we liked at the front of the movie. So that was one scene that we pulled out. I’m glad there are DVDs out there so we can show these great scenes.
Considering the film clocked in at 132 minutes, that’s a healthy chunk of deleted scenes to look forward to.
Seeing as the movie just completed its third weekend at the box office, it’ll still be some time before the movie hits digital and Blu-ray. But it’s always good to know that we should have quite a bit of extra content to look forward to.
SOURCE: Cinema Blend