Early Harry Potter film director Chris Columbus would like Warner Bros. to release the full version of The Philosopher’s Stone.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone it could have lasted three hours, and Chris Columbus, the director of the film, would like to see the full version (actually filmed, but then cut to reduce the playing time) on the screens.
This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first Harry Potter film on the big screen, and there are many themed initiatives to the delight of Potterhead.
But what could possibly make them even happier would be a full version of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, given that the original version also shown to some audiences at the time counted a good half an hour more than the 2 hours and 32 minutes of that. that we all know.
“We know the film worked, because we did a couple of premieres for the audience at the time“Columbus told The Wrap microphones”Particularly in Chicago, the kids said they wanted an even longer film. The parents said it was too long, but the children thought it was too short“.
“I thought, ‘Well, kids usually have less ability to concentrate, so that should be a good sign“the director later commented. However, in the end it was decided to shorten the film.
“I would love if they distributed it, however, we would also have the opportunity to see Peeves the Poltergeist, which has been completely cut from the films!“
And you, would you like to see the three-hour version of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone?