TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 31, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War's epic length makes it hard to believe that anything at all was cut from the final film, but with its release today on Digital HD—the DVD and Blu-ray follow in two weeks—we're getting our first look at some of the deleted scenes. This first one comes to us courtesy of USA Today and shows us a trick that Thanos plays on Gamora using the Reality Stone.
Gamora's sporting some pretty terrible hair in this flashback, probably one more reason she was glad to be rid of her adoptive father's services, but it shows us a time when she was running errands for the giant purple tyrant. It's also a nice insight into Thanos' feelings for Gamora, giving her murder at his hands several minutes later much more impact than it had in the finished film.
The effects are unfinished, as you might have noticed, and Thanos' mouth never moves, but it feels like this was probably cut late in the game as they did a lot more work on the effects than you might expect from something cut early on. I'm looking forward to seeing the film again when it hits Blu-ray, and poring over the additional deleted scenes included on the disc.
Avengers: Infinity War is available today on Digital HD and August 14 on DVD and Blu-ray.