If you’re starting to feel like, by the time Guardians of the Galaxy finally hits Blu-ray on December 9 (it’s available digitally as of yesterday, not to mention that it’s still in many theaters), we’ll have seen all of the bonus features, you’re not alone. Hardly a day has passed the last week or so without one or another popping up, and today’s no different. We have your first look at both the entire gag reel from the home release, and another new deleted scene.
Watching Marvel’s sarcastic space opera, it’s easy to get the impression that making this movie, with these people, was a total blast. And if this four-minute gag reel is any indication, that’s certainly the case. So much dancing, it’s like everyone danced everywhere they went between takes. There are the usual suspects, like Chris Pratt who apparently can never stop dancing or he’ll die, but there’s also director James Gunn, Gregg Henry as Grandpa Quill, Benicio Del Toro’s Collector, and more all bustin’ a move. Then there’s an extended version of that epic dance battle that’s been going around, which is even better than that already fantastic clip.
And the dancing is far from everything there is here. I will always laugh and cheer for at Top Gun joke, and it’s hilarious to see bits from the movie taken out of context without the visuals there to back them up. Star-Lord laughing out of the window of the Milano at nothing makes him look like a lunatic, and it’s just weird and a little unsettling to see Rocket and Groot’s green stand-ins walking down the hall with the other.
You’ll have to wait about a minute to get to this new deleted scene featuring John C. Reilly’s Rhomann Dey and Peter Serafinowicz’s Denerian Saal, but the good news is that while you’re waiting you can watch that other deleted scene with Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).
This comes from the scene where the main core crew winds up in a police line up and gets sent to the Kyln, a notorious prison. While this gives a bit more insight into that particular place, you understand why this moment was cut. How terrible it is becomes readily apparent as soon as they show up, and this scene kind of peaks with the, “What a bunch of A-holes” line. It’s all downhill from there.
Also, I can’t actually tell if this moment was scripted or not. Dey’s chest light starts to malfunction and I’m not sure that was supposed to happen or if it just did and the two actors just took it in stride and went with it. If it’s intentional, it’s a strange thing to script.