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New GRAVITY Blu-ray Will Come With a Silent Version; Arrives in February

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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How about taking a little break from the Interstellar mania and revisiting a good space film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award winner Gravity?  Warner Bros. is actually already releasing a new version of the Gravity Blu-ray, the Diamond Luxe Edition.  Not only will the new set feature three brand new bonus featurettes and Dolby Atmos audio technology, but it’ll also give you the option to watch the “Silent Space Version” of the film as well so that you can “experience the film without music for a surprising cinematic experiment.”

gravity-diamond-luxe-edition-372x600The product does feel a little like a cash grab and it seems crazy to strip the film of Steven Price’s Academy Award winning score, but curiosity might get the best of me.

The Film Stage spotted the Diamond Luxe Edition’s Amazon page.  You can pre-order order the set there right now, but it doesn’t actually arrive until February 10, 2015.

Price’s work is fantastic, but considering Cuarón adhered to the space rule and relegated all sound to inside the astronauts’ suits and the spacecrafts otherwise, why not go all the way, take out the score and then see how it plays?  On the one hand, it could suck the momentum and some of the emotion out of the film, but on the other, experiencing Ryan Stone’s (Sandra Bullock) outer space nightmare without the score could also wind up making it monumentally more unnerving.

Anyone gonna pick this up for the “silent version?”

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