And I would totally agree with that. When you can't explain to a guy why you like Twilight so much this is my standard answer, "Twilight is the female Star Wars".
DAVID SLADE: You know, I don’t know. That’s bad. I made the film and haven’t even seen these things, except to approve them. What I will say is that I think it’s a point worth making that, for a film like
this, because of the fan base, I liken it to a subculture. It’s not
quite punk rock, but it’s a fan culture, like Star Wars fans.
It’s a positive thing and I’ve always been very, very supportive of fan
cultures. I’m a fan of all kinds of things. With a DVD, you want
something you can own, you can watch, you can come to grips with and you
can explore. It’s something larger than the film, when it’s going out
to a fan base like this. So, I guess that’s my answer. I hope that they
like all of it.
The thing that I remember doing myself is the commentary on the deleted scenes. I don’t do commentaries on films because A) I’m not very good at it and B) it’s an odd thing that I discovered, on my first
film, that you go through this really intense experience of making a
film and then you sit in a little room with a monitor and you reduce the
thing to a bunch of silly anecdotes. It’s really unfulfilling and I’ve
never really enjoyed listening to them anyway, so I just don’t do them.
I’ve made a point, since then, of not doing them.
But, one of the things I thought was important, particularly because of this fan base and because of how much stock they put into the stories, was just to talk about the stuff we took out – that we shot
and we didn’t put in – and the reasoning behind it. I felt it needed a
bit of justification. There were some scenes that I actually really
liked and would like to have put them in. And who knows? They may be
favorites of people within the fan cultures. Film becomes a living
organism. After awhile, it begins to tell you what it needs and you’re
usually best listening.