Normally we'd share a deleted reel from a film with you and describe several of the scenes featured to explain what was cut or added. In the case of Paul Thomas Anderon's scientology epic The Master, we're going to let you discover those moments quietly on your own — the way PTA would want it.
Anderson's film centers on a World War II vet (Joaquin Phoenix) who struggles to adjust to civilian life. He meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) — a charismatic leader of a religious movement known as "The Cause." Dodd indoctrinates him and they travel to spread the word. The film came out on Blu-ray today, and a 20-minute trailer of scenes that were cut from the finished movie popped up online. One YouTube commenter took the words right out of our mouths as soon as we saw the clip: "Paul's deleted scenes are better than most people's features." It won't take long to see why the film won several awards for best cinematography, design, acting and why Anderson won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
If you haven't seen The Master yet, this would be a safe time to make a blind purchase (over here).