Jurassic World: Dominion is the third and final instalment in the Jurassic World trilogy, and it’s been a global blockbuster, grossing very close to a billion dollars worldwide. Now that it’s hitting home video via VOD, streaming and Blu-ray, director Colin Trevorrow has elected to release an extended version of the movie running fourteen minutes longer. The original film was trimmed to just under two and a half hours for theaters, but Trevorrow, while being interviewed by our man Lance Vlcek, who’s in Malta on a press tour for the home media release, said it didn’t take much convincing to get this longer cut out. You can watch this clip here:
It wasn’t like we had to go do more work, we had the film. So I just asked, ‘listen, can we just release this movie after the theatrical has been shown?’ It’s a two month period of time. When I think back, even movies like The Dark Knight only existed in theaters for three months, but its life has been all the ways that we watch movies now ever since. So I knew that once this movie comes home, that’s the movie we’re all going to be watching.
The extended cut includes an alternated opening, which is believed to be the prologue that played in theaters last summer before Fast & Furious 9. Trevorrow previously told The Wrap it was his intended opening for the film, but it had to be cut:
“[It was] maybe too Malick-ian for a big summer movie. It was the beginning of the movie, it’s the first five minutes of the film and something I’m very proud of.”
The film now runs 160 minutes and will hit VOD, Blu-ray and 4K on August 16th.
Stay tuned for more exclusive footage and interviews from the Jurassic World: Dominion in Malta press tour!