The Fountain DVD!!
8 years ago
like Darren Aronofsky's THE FOUNTAIN was the one film that many
schmoes dug like hell, but neither the box-office, the film critics
or even the Oscars recognized in any significant way (of course, it
was nominated for 9 Golden
Schmoe awards!) But that won't stop us from touting the film
until...well, it's DVD release date which has now been announced via
Aronofsky's MySpace blog by the man himself (gotta love MySpace!)
as May 15th. The auteur, who's been pretty active on his blogs of
late (he recently visited the Carnival in Rio...nice!), went on to
say, "It has a bunch of great stuff on it
including a doc of the making of it all by my friend Niko. So stand
by. More shit to come." and even cleared up some of the
ratings confusion, "To be clear, there is
no pre-pg-13 cut. The cut that was in the cinema was MY FINAL CUT. I
made all the decisions on it (with my team of course) but creatively
it was the filmmaker's vision. This is the same cut you will all see
on DVD and the HD-DVD. What happened is this: originally we were
given an R rating. I went back to the MPAA and with a little
negotiating the film got a PG-13 rating. This was the rating I had
always wanted for the film and so I made an effort to get it. But
the film was in no way creatively effected. So to be clear, there
was NO studio pressure it was purely my choice to try to get a PG-13
rating. Many teenagers were writing asking for me to help them out.
So what you saw in the cinema and what you will see at home is the
DIRECTOR'S FINAL CUT." Read more of Darren's thoughts HERE
and scribble May 15 down on your calendar as the day that you
purchase this DVD...as well as plenty of weed!! Thanks to 'Jordan'
for the head's up.
||Darren Aronofsky recently had a young son with actress Rachel Weisz whom they named Henry Chance.