Fans Love Alternate Endings -- Big Surprise!18 Mar, 2002 By: Hive News
Don't like the ending to a favorite movie? Change it. The film Joy Ride, just released on DVD, offers four different endings, one 29 minutes long. Some films, like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, even offer alternate openings.
A new survey by Blockbuster queried movie fans to find out which movie ending they would most like to change. The film classic Casablanca was the overwhelming favorite, garnering 59 percent of the responses.
"The magic of DVD is using technology to enhance the film experience," said Joyce Woodward, SVP and general merchandising manager for Blockbuster. "Studios are always looking for ways to make movies more fun, and the extra features on DVDs are a good way to give home video an added punch."
What movie would fans most like to change the ending to? According to an online survey conducted March 9 to 12 on blockbuster.com:
Casablanca 59 percent
Pay It Forward 17 percent
City of Angels 11 percent
Thelma & Louise 6 percent
Monster's Ball 5 percent
Newly released or upcoming DVDs with alternate endings, include Jeepers Creepers, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Training Day (scheduled release tomorrow) K-Pax, (March 26) Bandits (April 2) and Fatal Attraction (April 16).