SM: I mentioned our upcoming interview on Facebook and the one question that everyone had was, when will we see a DVD director’s cut of Event Horizon?
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PWSA: Never. That movie has become a great seller for Paramount. They asked me if I wanted to do a director’s cut. I investigated and unfortunately the material just isn’t available anymore. We shot that movie before the DVD revolution. DVDs gave movies a great afterlife. You had to generate more material for the DVD — behind-the-scenes stuff, deleted scenes, etc. Event Horizon came out just before that. Because the movie wasn’t a giant theatrical hit, the studio just didn’t keep the material. The footage doesn’t exist anymore to reinstate it in a director’s cut.
SM: Is there any truth to the rumor that the old VHS pressing contains footage not found on the DVD?
PWSA: Lloyd Levin, who was one of the producers has a VHS cassette…I’ve never managed to watch it, nor has he, because he moved to Spain. I travel so much and we’ve never been in the same country with a VHS player and him having the cassette in his hands, but I’m very excited about doing it at some point. I’d like to see what’s on that tape!