>> Thursday, June 24, 2010
More info on original plans for the U.S. release of "Fatal Attraction" for CD-i: booklets for the earliest titles released in the U.S., such as "Black Rain", listed "Fatal Attraction: Director's Cut" in Philip's catalog of Digital Video Titles, and booklets for the subsequent wave of titles, such as "Posse", listed it with the slightly amended title, "Fatal Attraction: Director's Series".
Member 'radiomd' found that there was indeed a release of "Fatal Attraction" in the "Paramount Director's Series" of titles for both VHS and laserdisc in 1992 that included an introductory segment hosted by the film's director as well as the film's "controversial original ending". Apparently Philips' original plan was to re-release all of this material for CD-i and not just the main feature.
radiomd: "Because the "bonus content" for such a release had already been prepared and released in other formats in 1992, it no longer seems possible to me that the CD-i title might have been held up because of editorial issues. Instead I wonder whether Philips Interactive Media undertook to build a CD-i app to present the extra content interactively, essentially prototyping what a "deluxe edition" for home video might be like about a half-decade ahead of the first DVD titles of that sort."
More information about "Fatal Attraction: The Paramount Directors' Series" as released on VHS is here, in a New York Times article of March 12, 1993.