Why I ALWAYS watch the extra for movies
Being a movie buff, typically in the horror or thriller genre with a random chick flick when I’m feeling emotional. I found myself left with so many random questions about the making of the movie, some of the decisions the creators made, and some plot parts that needed clarification and there is only one place, besides youtube, to get these answers. The extras to the movies, I always watch the extras to the movies I buy for 3 reasons.
The biggest reason is the deleted scenes, they tie together many unanswered questions left during the movie. There are Easter eggs that one wouldn’t normally notice. Such as the extended science from the movie “It” based on the novel by Stephen King, who in case you didn’t know, is my all time favorite author. The scene is when Bill and his parents are packing their station wagon to go on a trip after the epic Pennywise fight scene in order to officially “move on” from the death of their youngest family member Georgie. In this deleted scene is the only time you have a clear image to Bill and Georgie’s mom. She approaches Billy shaking and awkward and proposes to go to a different park rather than the one they went to with Georgie, it was his favorite place, in order to create “new memories, ones of just us.” The character development left in the deleted scenes is reserved for only the truest of fans.
The next reason is the interviews with the cast and crew. While these actors and production workers are creating Hollywood magic and projecting stories that are so memorable it creates it's their own world within our own. Take the interview with Stephen King about his creative process for developing the story for “It”. He used the legends and stories from his home town to develop the monster that is Pennywise. He even goes as far as to use the architecture and mappings of Bangor, Maine to create the infamous town that is Derry, Maine. To a different spectrum take the interview with the cast from Avengers Infinity war. Each goes in depth about the intro it accepts of why they filmed what they did. My favorite question was “what if all the heroes you have known and grown to love and admire all die?”, and that is how that movie leaves off. Except not all of them die.. or do they?
Lastly, the commentary. Most movies include a director's cut with commentary. Where, during the course of the film the directors, maybe a writer and sometimes a couple of the producers are responding and dissecting the meanings and reasons behind why the scenes go the way they do. Rather than taking the movie at face value we get the grit and grind of the foundation of the film. It really brings the story and message of the film to light for the audience.
Thus, I highly recommend for the foreseeable feature to always buy the deluxe version of whatever movie you are thinking of buying. It is almost always worth it.