In 1997 relatively new director Paul W.S.Anderson made an interesting little movie called Event Horizon. Coming across as a mix between Hellraiser and Star Trek – The Motion Picture, it starred Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, and Kathleen Quinlan. The movie revolved around investigating a spaceship that had years prior disappeared into a black hole and only to now return again with something different now on board. The film was chopped to bits upon its release, but even with the trimming it came across as a very weird and disturbing trip into the unknown. Say what you want about Anderson’s work since, but at least once, he did this right.
Now it seems that new information on the film has surfaced. Thanks to Imgur (via Dread Central) we’ve been given a glimpse of what Anderson had in mind for film audiences. Below are some of the edited scenes that give an even more horrific twist to a film which is now over 15 years old and still manages to shock when revisited. Be warned some of these scenes are not for the faint of heart.
After looking at the above screen grabs it’s hard not to wonder how all these scenes incorporated themselves into the movie as a whole. With the success of Night Breed: The Cabal Cut on the small cinema circuits, here is hoping that some day we will be able to see this movie in a director’s cut that would make Mr. Anderson proud. For now the promise these pictures show will be enough.
Images: Paramount Pictures