About that missing Looper scene

Sony Pictures recently posted a deleted scene included in the Blu-ray release of Looper.

Looper was one of the best films of 2012. It’s a time-travel story that really does justice to the mechanic, and refuses to pull punches, expositionally or emotionally.

Now the studio is gearing up for the Blu-ray release, and to start us off, they’ve delivered one of the film’s deleted scenes:

This is an interesting scene, and serves to develop both Emily Blunt’s character and Garret Dillahunts, while adding slightly more tension to the characters’ escape from the house. I can see why it was ultimately omitted, but I’m glad I’ve seen it now. It adds something retrospectively to the film.

In addition, we’ve got this TV spot for the Blu-ray release, along with a full list of features:

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Feature Commentary with Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt
  • Two Featurettes:
  • “Looper: From the Beginning”
  • “Scoring Looper”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan
  • Looper Animated Trailer

Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

  • All DVD bonus materials plus….
  • “The Science of Time Travel” Featurette
  • 17 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan

The official Blu-ray synopsis is thus:

Movie fans of the present and future can enjoy dozens of mind-blowing bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD, including cast and crew commentary with stars Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and writer/director Rian Johnson, as well as 22 deleted scenes with optional commentary by director Rian Johnson and Noah Segan, who plays Kid Blue.  The Blu-ray and DVD also come with two featurettes. “Looper: From the Beginning” provides a look into the making of the film and “Scoring Looper” is a three-segment featurette with composer Nathan Johnson discussing the the process behind creating an original score for such a unique film.  Also included is an animated version of the theatrical trailer.  Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the featurette “The Science of Time Travel,” which looks at the possibilities of time travel and the rules of the Looper universe.

The Looper Blu-Ray is available now.