The BBFC have certificated the DVD special features for David Wain’s commune comedy Wanderlust, and the most interesting inclusion is a completely alternative version of the film.
This Bizarro Cut was mentioned during a Lincoln Society Centre Q&A last month, amidst much talk of nudist extras. They actually get into the subject of alternative readings, different punchlines and multiple plots pretty much right off the bat:
From the BBFC’s listing we learn that the new version of the film is going to run under 80 mins, whereas the “real” film clocks in at 98 minutes. The theatrically released version isn’t exactly a non-stop laugh marathon, despite some sporadic highlights, so I’m particularly curious to see this new edit.Perhaps it will be the film I was looking forward to when I forked over my cash last weekend.
Some more deleted scenes appear to have gone unused but have still made the cut for inclusion on the DVD. Here are the rest of the video supplements set for the release:
00:05:36:02 (WANDERLUST – GAG REEL)
00:01:02:17 (DELETED SCENE – CAMCORDER)
00:01:18:23 (DELETED SCENE – SHOWER)
00:02:03:02 (DELETED SCENE – BULBOUS)
00:01:32:24 (DELETED SCENE – PEEPING GRISHAM)
00:00:59:15 (DELETED SCENE – STU)