How Would You Like to Watch a 'Space Silent' Version of 'Gravity'?
It's been over a year since Alfonso Cuaron's isolated space drama Gravity hit theaters, and the film has been available on Blu-Ray and DVD for quite awhile now. However, a new version of the film is hitting Blu-Ray, and while double dips for anniversary or special editions aren't always worth the money, this one is pretty interesting. While we normally don't cover home video stuff, an upcoming Diamond Luxe Blu-Ray edition of Gravity has caught our attention because not only does it have audio featuring Dolby Atmos Technology, but it will feature a "Space Silent Version" of the film without Steven Price's score in place.
Here's Alfonso Cuaron talking about the Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the film (via The Film Stage):
In case you didn't notice, Cuaron's film doesn't feature any sound effects when the characters are in space unless the perspective shifts to inside a ship or comes from inside the space suits and helmets of Sandra Bullock or George Clooney. So this new Blu-Ray of Gravity wanted to try out "a surprising cinematic experiment" by taking away the score and letting viewers experience the film in a whole new way. Will it still pack the same suspense we felt in theaters? The score certainly added a lot to the proceedings, so it'll be interesting to see how works without it. Gravity Diamond Luxe Blu-Ray hits shelves February 10th, 2015.