The newly-released movie version of Cats suffered another embarrassing moment when fans noticed Judi Dench’s hand was clearly visible in one scene.
Tom Hooper’s high-budget blockbuster, which was released last Friday, was panned by critics, with last-minute edits being made a day before the premiere.
And the latest faux pax to hit the movie saw Judi, 85, in character as Old Deuteronomy in one scene with her hand – complete with what appeared to be a wedding ring – clearly visible.
Not good: The newly-released movie version of Cats suffered another embarrassing moment when fans noticed Judi Dench’s hand – complete with wedding ring – was clearly visible
Eagle-eyed cinema-goers were quick to notice the mistake, with Variety author Jenelle Riley writing: ‘This isn’t a joke: CATS was rushed into theatres before being finished so a new version is being sent to theatres with updated effects.’
‘How do you know if you have the old version? Look for Judi Dench’s human hand, wedding ring and all.’
Judi was married to fellow actor Michael Williams until his death in 2001 and she is now in a relationship with David Mills, a conservationist.
The news of the embarrassing error comes after it emerged that the film has been re-edited by Hooper and reissued to cinemas.
This is embarrassing: Jenelle Riley picked up on the error and said a new version of the film is being sent to movie theaters
Too little, too late: An updated version of the already infamous movie musical Cats is being sent to movie theaters… even though the film was already released on Friday
The film is reportedly being updated because Hooper didn’t finish working on it until the day before the world premiere, which was last Monday.
In an exchange on Twitter on Friday, it was revealed that the following note was sent to theaters playing the film: ‘DCDC and Deluxe-Technicolor will be sending updated FTR-20 SMPTE DCPs of Cats which will include some improved visual effects. The runtime is unchanged.’
While the actual content of the movie will most likely remain unchanged, some visual effects may have been fixed or improved by the director and his post production team.
While Hooper won an Academy Award for directing the 2010 gem The King’s Speech, which also won Best Picture that year, this film, based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical, is suffering with a terrible 19 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Most of the reviews are fairly savage, including one summarized simply with the word, ‘Woof’, however the Daily Mail’s own Brian Viner found he had a soft spot for the feline fiasco.
Praising the film, he wrote: ‘Eight out of ten cinemagoers will enjoy it, as long as they go along prepared for what is essentially a feline-themed ballet.’
The man responsible: As reported by Variety, the film’s director Tom Hooper didn’t actually finish working on the film until the day before the world premiere, which was last Monday
‘Improved visual effects’: The note that was reportedly sent to movie theater operations staff and managers
Kitten play: The film, meanwhile, is in the midst of receiving abysmal word of mouth and negative reviews, that have combined to create a curiously attention-getting ‘anti-buzz’
Why the smile: Cats, based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musical, is suffering with a terrible 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes
Jason Derulo, who stars as Rum Tum Tugger in the film, is himself rather displeased with critics’ poor opinions, telling TMZ in New York City on Thursday that he thought the film is ‘a deportation to another dimension.’
‘Reviews don’t matter man, reviews don’t matter,’ he also insisted, calling the film ‘an incredibly brave piece of art.’
It should also be noted that the audience score for Cats on Rotten Tomatoes is considerably higher than the critic composite rating, standing at a much healthier 64 percent.
Standing up to criticism: Jason Derulo, who stars as Rum Tum Tugger in the film, is himself rather displeased with critics’ poor opinions