THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL UNRATED VERSION

LONDON – A new extended hardcore version of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is to be released on blu-ray and DVD later this week, which will include scenes of unsimulated sexual intercourse, S&M orgies and animal torture.

The Director’s Cut comes with a special warning that the contents are only suitable for an adult audience. The film’s director John Madden said it was an opportunity for him to go back to ‘the pure vision of sex and violence of the novel’ and which he claimed was massacred by the editing team for commercial motives. Madden said:

The marketing people got hold of our film and they saw Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy and they decided to go after the grey dollar basically. Out went the orgies, out went the savage violence, the scenes of necrophilia and the amoral and extremely cynical view of racial relationships between the white English middle class and the Indians. What we were basically left with was something that was twee and utterly forgettable. They went from Pasolini to passe.

Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson have both expressed their delight that the scene where they murder a monkey for fun has been restored. ‘It sums up the nihilism of our characters,’ said Dame Judi Dench. ‘I think it’s utterly delightful.’ 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hostel Unrated is available to buy on DVD and Bluray and Digital Download from iTunes.

ONLY GOD FORGIVES ‘BASICALLY A REMAKE OF BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL’
















COPENHAGEN – Nicholas Winding Refn has revealed that his Drive follow up and Cannes contender Only God Forgives has taken as its inspiration The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The Pusher director commented:

I already had the script of Only God Forgive written when I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and immediately I saw the thematic similarities of a violent clash between East and West, man and woman. I immediately rewrote the script to bring it more in line.


John Madden – director of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and other comfortably carpeted films such as Shakespeare In Love – said that he was flattered by the attention paid to his films:

I know Nicholas’ work very well and it is difficult for me to believe he could have found anything inspiring in my well worn but pleasant little film. And yet he is adamant that my film is the true inspiration for his so, with that in mind, I can only feel great pride. Mystification naturally, but also pride.  

The Great Dane (as Refn prefers to be known) said:

My film will obviously be a bit more violent, because basically I haven’t got the courage of John just to let the story tell itself and I need to drag the audience into my world via such flummeries. I tried to cast the same actors but Bill Nighy was doing every other film this year and had quite a full schedule and Judi Dench slapped my face, which I took as a personal honour.

Only God Forgives will première at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

LITIGATION OF THE TITANS SET FOR JULY RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD  – Following the massive commercial and intellectual success of Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans which changed the conversation of the world and some say lead indirectly to the electoral victory of Barack Obama, a sequel to complete the trilogy was inevitable and so it has been said and so it will be so, with Litigation of the Titans set for a Summer release.

Director David Mamet says that the latest instalment sees hero Perseus played by ‘actor’ Sam Worthington, leaving Greek law school under Pericles (Bill Nighy) when his horse Pegasus is involved in an accident involving uptight Head of Faculty Draconian (Sam Neill).

‘This is a real change of direction,’ Homicide director, Mamet whispered. ‘We’ve had Krakens and Zeus and all sorts of nonsense, but I thought let’s go in a different direction, less mythology and more miffed-ology.’

Sam Worthington grinned, ‘It’s great because under David I don’t have to do any “acting” as such. I just say shit like objection, and side bar.’

But won’t there be less drama?

No, not at all. Because there really are some interesting by laws that have been infringed and the set piece about precedents is breath taking,especially in 3D.


Litigation of the Titans will be released in 2014.

LITIGATION OF THE TITANS SET FOR JULY RELEASE

Sam Worthington

HOLLYWOOD  – Following the massive commercial and intellectual success of Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans which changed the conversation of the world and some say lead indirectly to the electoral victory of Barack Obama, a sequel to complete the trilogy was inevitable and so it has been said and so it will be so, with Litigation of the Titans set for a Summer release.
Director David Mamet says that the latest instalment sees hero Perseus played by ‘actor’ Sam Worthington, leaving Greek law school under Pericles (Bill Nighy) when his horse Pegasus is involved in an accident involving uptight Head of Faculty Draconian (Sam Neill).

‘This is a real change of direction,’ Homicide director, Mamet whispered. ‘We’ve had Krakens and Zeus and all sorts of nonsense, but I thought let’s go in a different direction, less mythology and more miffed-ology.’

Sam Worthington grinned, ‘It’s great because under David I don’t have to do any “acting” as such. I just say shit like objection, and side bar.’

But won’t there be less drama?
No, not at all. Because there really are some interesting by laws that have been infringed and the set piece about precedents is breath taking,especially in 3D.

Litigation of the Titans will be released in 2014.