Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Sci-Fi
movie starring Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Steve Railsback et al.
Lifeforce was based on the science-fiction novel "The Space Vampires" by Colin Wilson.
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.
The VHS release of this film is a whopping 15 minutes shorter than the DVD release, pieces of dialogue which aid the story are completely cut and some scenes are noticably shorter in the video version. The cuts between the formats applies to both the US and UK releases.
The DVD also contains the full Henry Mancini score in place of the occasional Michael Kamen music cues placed at the last minute for the U.S. theatrical release, which was the version used for the US & UK VHS releases.
It's worth spending the extra on to get the DVD version for 3 reasons: It's widescreen, has full 5.1 audio, and is uncut. There were rumors of a planned 2 disc special edition DVD version, but it so far has come to nothing.