‘Gravity’ is getting a scientifically accurate ‘Silent Space Version’
EW.com reports that in space, no one can hear you do anything, because there is no sound. There’s a scientific explanation for this—it’s complicated, it involves space molecules that feed on sonic waves, you wouldn’t understand it. Last year, Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed blockbuster Gravity honored the whole no-sound thing, keeping all audio effects inside of spaceships and helmets.
In place of outer-space sound effects, Gravity featured a high-energy score by Steven Price. That score won an Oscar, but it would seem that Cuaron is a stickler for High Nerd detail: According to The Film Stage, an upcoming special edition Blu-Ray Gravity set will feature a “Silent Space Version” of the movie, allowing you to “experience the film without music for a surprising cinematic experiment.” Said surprising cinematic experiment will remove Price’s score, allowing you to really luxuriate in the surround-sound glory of hearing Sandra Bullock scream “AAUGH!” for an hour and a half.
The new “Diamond Luxe Edition” of Gravity arrives in February.