So this guy who says he really loves "The Departed" is trying to raise $4,000 to buy some equipment an software and hire a digital-effects specialist to digitally remove a rat that scurries across the screen at the end in what he considers too much heavy-handed symbolism for a Scorsese film about human rats.
As you might expect, Adam Sacks does not have permission from Warner Bros. to do anything to the film. So instead, if you want to see the ratless version, you have to contribute $70, which he will use to buy a legit DVD of the film, throw it away and send you his digitally altered version as a replacement
Sacks says if he raises the money - and doesn't get a cease-and-desist letter from Warner Bros. - that rat will soon be just a bad memory. As of 1:25 p.m. today, he has $2,701 in pledges.
Naturally, people have started asking him to go even further than raticide.
"How much extra for you to remove that stupid Dropkick Murphys song?" one person asks on his Kickstarter page.
"How about we digitally erase Martin Sheen's Boston accent instead?" Pat Miguel Tomaino asks.