Looking back at summer 2012, I still managed to enjoy Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus more than most other blockbusters. While disappointing to many, I actually look forward to checking out the Blu-ray, which includes 15 minutes of deleted scenes, but today we get a glimpse at an alternate look from a specific scene in the film.
One of the more unsettling sequences involved and infected Fifield (Sean Harris), returning to the ship and Charlize Theron as the only sane one, taking it upon herself to put an end to the newly formed creature. Although Scott used mostly practical effects, Weta did create a CG version and now thanks to Cinefix (via Movies.com and Bloody Disgusting), we can see the results. Check out a quote from the magazine and see the photos above and below.
“To mutate Fifield beyond what was possible using practical makeup effects, Weta Digital generated a digital character with elongated limbs and an engorged, transluscent head, incorporating a semblance of Harris’ face. Scott filmed the sequence both with the actor in makeup and without, providing clean plates that would allow for the insertion of the digital character. The final cut featured mostly makeup effects, which Weta enhanced with digital wire removal, bullet hits, and one shot of the digital creature’s body blended to the actor.”
Which version do you prefer?
After months of behind-the-scenes efforts, this weekend will bring the start of Jamieson McGonigle‘s Jesse James Revival, a fan-led initiative to bring Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford back to the big screen — as it was always meant to be seen, and, too, in the most pristine conditions [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before looking back at the recently deceased Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy. Following that, we take a look at [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute