Southland Tales destined for Directors Cut
Richard Kelly is not having a good time of it, Southland Tales was recut after a poor performance at Cannes, and although it was picked up by Sony, news today is that it has to have an hour cut from the film.
"What's disappointing, frustrating is that now I don't know that Southland Tales will be seen in the United States. Maybe it will, but potentially it could be shown with almost an hour of it missing. I don't quite know what that film is...It was intended to be this epic LA story. I just don't know if I have the energy anymore. I tried. I tried. And hopefully they'll (the fans) get a chance to see it at some point"
I'm sure we will, and it looks like it'll be a DVD release, once we drum up enough business with the standard release that is, because only then are we likely to get a full Directors Cut. An hour is a lot to lose and still retain a coherent and strong story.
The release schedule doesn't say anything about the UK as yet, so far it's Poland, Hungary, USA, Finland, Norway, Australia, Austria, Italy and finally France. Perhaps it's not going to be seen here? Especially if a version with an hour cut from it doesn't show that well elsewhere.