Back in August when Rob Zombie was doing press for Halloween 2, the writer/director admitted to having an alternate cut of his sequel that would inevitably end up being the DVD "director's cut".
The filmmaker just announced via his Twitter account that the "director's cut is finally done" and that it's "very different than the theatrical version."
How different is different? Below are some quotes he gave me for the piece I originally wrote for Icons Of Fright about the changes from his initial cut to the theatrical version.
"There is another version of the movie thatâ€™s very, very different that will probably be the directorâ€™s cut. There were 2 ways we could cut the movie," he explains. "The way we cut it for the theatrical, Laurie Strodeâ€™s character is the main difference in the two. (In the theatrical) Sheâ€™s holding it together, getting her life together and it starts spiraling downward. In the other version, sheâ€™s an incredible mess and gets worse. She never has any good moments, sheâ€™s just messed up, sheâ€™s lashing out at everyone, sheâ€™s horrible. Messed up on drugs, sheâ€™s just completely spun out through the whole movie. It makes for a real challenging movie to watch and I feel like I donâ€™t know if fans wouldâ€™ve embraced so much darkness."
"Everythingâ€™s the same in that version except for her. Thereâ€™s other scenes with her, and mostly with Annie. Her relationship with Annie is horrible and theyâ€™re at each otherâ€™s throats through the whole movie. They are not in the theatrical version."
No release date has been set yet for the DVD, but we'll let you know as soon as it's officially announced.
Halloween II stars Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Danielle Harris, Brea Grant, Daniel Roebuck and Jeffrey Daniel Phillips.
Source: Robg., Icons Of Fright