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How Would You Like to Watch a 'Space Silent' Version of 'Gravity'?

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November 11, 2014
Source: The Film Stage

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):

Gravity

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.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Pass. This seems like a bad idea. The film worked. Naysayers like Tyson, can't get beyond science of the film. It's a freaking movie...don't take life so seriously.

DAVIDPD on Nov 11, 2014

2

I would like to see a version where Sandra Bullock is muted and we just hear music.

Mike on Nov 11, 2014

3

you read my mind......seriously - nobody could be as big an idiot as the character she played and be allowed to go into space.

dan on Nov 11, 2014

4

Pretty sure you're a bigger idiot

VodkaSauce on Nov 11, 2014

5

Troll alert

Steven on Nov 12, 2014

6

vodka, is that the best you can come up with?? I'm laughing at you vodka.

dan on Nov 12, 2014

7

no. I wasn't blown away by gravity to begin with. it was ok, but that was it....no interest in it again.

dan on Nov 11, 2014

8

you are so cool

VodkaSauce on Nov 11, 2014

9

Can I tell people you're my friend?

ragethorn on Nov 12, 2014

10

Gravity didn't really hold up well with repeat viewings. It was more purely a visceral thrill-ride, so there aren't a whole lot of extra layers and details to appreciate with multiple viewings. Something like Interstellar has exposition, number crunching, and 'science talk' that is interesting and engaging even after you've already seen it. Something like The Avengers is a big ensemble, and is dense in regards to a lot of dialogue, little moments, and little jokes that sort of fly right pass you on the first viewing. The 'one man/woman shows' like Cast Away, I Am Legend, Life of Pi, and Gravity suffer a bit with repeat viewings because the focus of the film is so singular and 'personal' and lacks a lot of dynamic human interaction.

Chris Groves on Nov 12, 2014

11

It's interesting to say the least. The way they Steven Soderbergh took out the color and sound from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Although that was done for a different reason. I think I would watch it just for the experience.

Franklin Carpio on Nov 12, 2014

12

Best film of 2013. Saw it twice in theaters, including once in IMAX. I want a medal.

ragethorn on Nov 12, 2014

13

Curon is far more than a storyteller, he's a visionary.

shane willett on Nov 12, 2014

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