Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers to Get a Remix Cut


Although most would probably consider Spring Breakers to be Harmony Korine’s most accessible movie to date, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a challenging film in its own right. Mainstream audiences clearly didn’t quite know what to make of it, many taking to social media after seeing it back in March and essentially calling it the “worst movie ever”. Now Harmony Korine is planning on making it even more challenging by taking the music concept of a remix and applying it to the film. We’ve seen plenty of director’s cuts and extended cuts before, but has a movie ever had a full blown “remix” cut just for the hell of it? Here’s what he had to say about it:

“I had this idea… With music remixes sometimes, when certain producers take a song and chop them up and deconstruct them – why not try that with a feature film? Using all different footage, making the same film all over again… Let’s just say for right now there’ll be a whole alternate film at some point. Maybe on the DVD, maybe on iTunes.”

Considering that the DVD and Blu-ray will be hitting stores in just a couple of weeks, the former doesn’t seem likely. Sadly, there is no mention of an alternate cut listed in the specs for the upcoming release.

Still, the idea is definitely an intriguing one and Korine also mentioned that he is collaborating with some other people on said remix. Would you be interested in seeing a “chopped and screwed” version of Spring Breakers? Do you think this is something that other filmmakers should consider with their own movies?

  • Film Capsule

    This is definitely an interesting idea, and I think it has been explored, at least in part, by someone like Terrence Malick. I’ve heard Spring Breakers compared to a Malick film before, and obviously the connection is in the “impressionistic” editing. The “Extended Cut” of The New World is something like a remix, and with all the footage that Malick shoots, his movies are often made in the editing. It looks like he’ll be taking this idea a step further with the rumored 6-hour cut of Tree of Life.

  • piggystardust

    I’m down. I wish he’d thought of this in time for the blu ray. Korine’s always so light on the special features. I’d pay double for a commentary track on any given one of his DVDs.

  • Film Junk Fan 15

    I cant believe people are calling this the Worst Movie EVER on Twitter, it all just people overacting cause they didn’t get what they were expecting.

  • DrewNugent

    Sounds amazing, I can’t wait to see it.

  • DrewNugent

    You’re in luck! According to bluray.com there will be a commentary from Harmony on the Spring Breakers blu AND a 3 part making of documentary.

  • Film Junk Fan 15

    That sounds amazing i need this Blu-Ray as soon as possible.

  • Jonny Ashley

    Remix, is that like when you combine a bunch of different dances?