Nicolas Winding Refn Suggests Skipping First DVD Release of Drive; Is Planning “Queen” Edition

Drive, one of the most divisive movies of the year (well, in terms of people I’ve recommended it to) has yet to get a release date on DVD and/or Blu-ray and already its director, Nicholas Winding Refn, is already thinking about a deluxe edition. When the director spoke to The Playlist he mentioned that an upcoming double-dip will offer “greater insights and information about the film.” The initial release, arriving in the next few months, will be bare bones.

“It does not include any audio commentaries with either Ryan [Gosling] or myself [Nicolas Winding Refn], and it does not include any secret, revealing elements, or mysteries solved, or a huge amount of spinoffs. [But] because I’m a Blu-ray fanatic – no, fanatic, like religiously – I hope that in the near future, I will be able to release a movie that’s not just a movie, but also one that describes the process of the filmmaking, and answers some of the more mysterious elements of the success of that it has achieved.”

“I think it will be fun to sometime next year to just start thinking about putting it all together,” he said of the potential timeline. “By then it has played itself through in all of the countries in the world, and all of the various Blu-ray editions have been released. So that would be the time to make, what I would say would be the ‘Queen’ version. That’s what is in the plan for Ryan and I.”

Queen version? No clue what Refn means, but I’m excited about the possibility.

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