Ad Astra: Cor Tenebrae editFeatured
Now his son Roy, an emotionally closed off Astronaut, must travel to the outer edge of the solar system and uncover the truth about his missing father and a mysterious power surge that threatens the stability of the universe. Will Roy find out what it means to be human out there in the Heart of Darkness.
Ad Astra - Motion Picture soundtrack by Max Richter, Lorne Balfe & Nils Frahm.
BBC The Planets 2019 Bluray
- Blu-Ray (BD-25)
ADDED: Last Impression Logo
CUT: Text opening
ADDED: New text
ADDED: New title
CUT: Roy tumbling through space
ADDED: Roy sitting in a coffee shop
CUT: Roy floating in space
MOVED FORWARD: Roy’s ear piece communication to take a team down and fix the malfunctioning robotic arm,
I mean you would think the space antenna boss would brief him the job guide before Roy was hanging above the
exosphere and climbing down the antenna's ladder.
CUT: Voice-over during the walk of fandom, the cheesy grin(s) and the geezer flipping the bird. Now Roy
just half smiles at the capsule door operator and confirms whilst walking that he is "heading that way"
which was originally said while climbing down the antenna
CUT: Roy saying “ Thanks for that” to the capsule door operator. It was all very well mannered but
had a sarcastic tone to it.
CUT & RESCORED: Voice-over and as much space noise as possible. Where noise couldn't be removed it has been
dulled down and explosions have been slightly muted. When the surge hits - I have built up the tension using
radio communication only and bringing in music 'Ursa Minor - Visions' an unused track from the OST. This is
played throughout Roy's descent. Wind and parachute noise is reincorporated as Roy enters the Earth's atmosphere.
TRIMMED: News flash. The reporter no longer mentions the surge or that it's coming from outer-space.
ADDED: Part of a deleted scene of Roy looking out of his bedroom window at the moon.
CUT: General Stroud's saying that General Rivas & Vogel flew all the way in from Virginia
just to see Roy. I can't get my head around a couple of General's fanboying a Major
CUT: General Stroud saying "Fair enough"
CUT & ENHANCED SCORE: Removed the photographs of Roy's Dad, Clifford McBride. (In this edit we don't see
Clifford until the end of the film - we will learn more about Clifford's motif during Roy's Journey)
The score has been enhanced during this scene and the music now comes in later when Roy finds out that his father may still be alive'
CUT: Voice-over and photograph of Clifford on the corridor wall.
CUT: Clifford's video message to Roy.
MOVED BACK: Prelaunch quarantine message in order to cover over Roy's voice-over
CUT: Roy holding photo of Clifford.
CUT: Roy placing photo of Clifford on the table
CUT: Virgin shuttle announcement that the Moon is borderless and in a state of war. Roy no longer
buys a $125.00 pillow and blanket and no longer gets that refreshing hot towel.
ADDED & RESCORED: Roy and Colonel Pruitt 'Endless Void' Deleted scene
ADDED: Ambient airport noise.
CUT and REARRANGED dialogue and scenes. No war zone stories, Willie Levant now just says "We will get
you to your spaceship" & "Suit up" no need to mention the hazardous journey to the dark side of the moon
as Colonel Pruitt mentioned the danger to Roy about a minute before during the train journey.
CUT & ENHANCED SCORE: Removed Colonel Pruitt mentioning the big blue marble.Enhanced the score during
the lunar surface journey.
CUT: The Moon Pirate attack.
TRIMMED: Captain Tanner's 'son of a legend' dialogue and Roy mentioning that he would be hitching a ride
CUT: The dishing out of mood stabilisers and cringeworthy conversation.
CUT: Voice-over along with the jarring profile photo's of Clifford and Roy placing the mood stabiliser
in his pocket.
CUT: Voice-over. Roy senses FL Stanford's spacewalk fear, their is no mention of smelly locker room
CUT: Conversation during the spacewalk to Vesta 9.
RESCORED: 'Erbarme Dich' track added from the OST during the Mars landing sequence
CUT: Voice-over during Mars customs.
CUT: The Photo of Clifford before Roy enters the Mars communication room.
CUT: Voice-over in the comfort room
TRIMMED and REARRANGED Clifford's message at Helen Lantos' residence in order to delay the reveal
of Clifford's identity.
CUT & ENHANCED SCORE: Voice-over during Roy's race to catch the rocket.
CUT: Roy's fight with Yoshida during the hijack scene. Capt. Stanford no longer shoots a gun
inside a spacecraft. The crew now perish because Deavers & Yoshida are propelled through the air during
take off and hit a gas(?) tank which is pierced and ultimately leads to the all of the crew suffocating.
CUT: Voice-over "What have i done" as Roy contemplates the crew's death.
ADDED, CUT, REARRANGED & RESCORED: The journey to Neptune sequence. Removed all visual memories of
Clifford. Rearranged some exterior Cepheus shots. .Rescored with the beautiful track 'Preludium' from the OST.
Added footage of the Cepheus flying past Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus in order for the journey to have sense
of being a long haul.
REARRANGED & RESCORED: The flight recorder communication is brought forward.Added two unused shots from later
in the film as Roy prepares to leave the Cepheus to meet his Dad. Added the 'my solitude ends' speech
because its a beautiful scene and allows the viewer to sense that Roy's attitude towards love & companionship
is changing. Added a few sound effects & rescored with 'The Wanderer' from the OST.
CUT & RESCORED: Removed voice-over. As the shuttle leaves the Cepheus I rescored the scene with the
track 'Orbs'from the OST
CUT: Clifford's line about his cataracts.
NEW ENDING: Rescored with 'Event Horizon' from the OST
RESCORED: The closing credits with Tuesday (Voiceless) from OST.
While I was a fan of the film in its original state, I have to admit that this new edit will be my preferred choice from now on when I want to watch the movie. The editing is sharp and really tightens the pace. This edit more than anything else allows the stunning visuals to tell the story. Very well done and can't recommend enough. Definite thumbs up from me.