Lately do you feel that by the time movie’s home release actually hits Blu-ray or DVD that you’ve seen most, if not all, of the worthwhile bonus features? The build-up for big movies on disc has begun to rival that of the theatrical releases themselves. The Avengers is a prime example of this, and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is keeping this trend alive. We’ve seen a couple of deleted moments and extras from the film already, and now comes another behind-the-scenes video of Scott dropping some surprises on his cast.
Love it or hate it story/plot/character wise, the look of Prometheus is pretty spectacular. On set, Scott’s use of practical sets and effects when possible provided him ample opportunity to pull real fear out of his actors. An old school approach, he rigged a prop corpse in order to capture real-life fear on film. You can see the clip over at io9.
His victim in this video is Kate Dickey, who plays the ship’s doctor, Ford. I have to admit, an unexpected giant worm shooting from the mouth of a grotesque dead body would totally scare the shit out of me, too. Scott pulled a similar trick on the set of Alien, when he filmed the infamous chestbursting scene. Why use green-screen, CGI, and needless technological tricks when you can just freak someone the hell out?
You’ll be able watch this clip—you know, again—and many others when Prometheus hits DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D next week, on October 9th.