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By Zach Carugno

Newly released deleted footage from "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" (via Comic Book Movie) gives us some wonderfully weird behind-the-scenes looks at Nic Cage as the Rider, before the digital effects. In one scene, Cage wears black and white makeup with a neon, "Tron"-looking apparatus wrapped around his head.

In the scene, The Ghost Rider apprehends a criminal and gives him the Penance stare, making the bad guy feel pain for all the wron- doing he has ever done.

This scene didn't make the final cut of the movie, so its importance and relevance to the overall plot of the film can be questioned. But it is still very fascinating to see the Ghost Rider before and after the visual effects.

Drew Wood Davies, lead lighter at Digital Pictures Illoura, is no stranger to digital shading and lighting technology. "Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance," one of Davies more recent projects, »

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