Goyer talks Dark City Director's Cut DVD
David Goyer has mentioned the Dark City upcoming DVD Director's Cut release and he reveals a little about what the new DVD will contain.
For those of you who don't know, Dark City is kind of a film noir science fiction film that has a spectacular story to it. A man wakes up alone in a bathtub, struggling with his memories and unsure of who he really is, apparently he's being hunted by the police who insist he is guilty of a string of murders. While he tries to uncover who he is and what has happened he meets a mysterious Doctor, and some even more mysterious men in dark coats, and before long his entire world is unravelling before him.
The film is directed by Alex Proyas and written by Proyas, Lern Dobbs and David Goyer. It stars Rufus Sewell, Keifer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Ian Richardson, Richard O'Brien and Melissa George.
It's a superb film, and something that you wouldn't expect, nor would you believe has remained so unknown. Now the Director's DVD cut promises restoration of cut footage, new special effects, new sound mix, and so on. The story comes from Fangoria radio [MP3] through Twitch. The David Goyer interview also touches on Scanners, Wolverine and Ghost Rider.
I'm all for this, the film is great as it is, but getting the original creators back to get the film to the way they would have liked it originally promises much more. However, there is something to say for how great, dark and at times understated the whole film is. I hope they don't go over the top with huge effects and sound and then drown out the actual subtlety of the story.