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DVD Theatrical and Directors Cut which one do you watch?

 
Old 05-23-03, 11:47 AM
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DVD Theatrical and Directors Cut which one do you watch?

DVD Stargate Ultimate-Theatrical
DVD The Abyss-Theatrical
DVD Independence Day-Theatrical


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Old 05-23-03, 12:08 PM
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Of the one that I have, where a choice is presented:

Terminator 2:Secret Extended Special Edition With Alternate Ending
Almost Famous:'Untitled' Version
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Abyss - Directors Cut (its the only version I've seen though I did watch the ending and I felt the films message was lost on the cutting room floor)

ID4 - Directors cut to make the movie seem fresher to me

T2 - Special Edition with original ending
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I personally donít like the alternate ending on T2 cause thatís not how itís supposed to end (since we have T3). However, the other deleted scenes are AWESOME and in fact contribute a lot to it. IMO they should never have been taken out. Which is why I prefer the SE and not the extended SE. Of course, it's still nice to see the alternate ending.
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Leon: the professional - international version (it's not the same without seeing the girl getting drunk or training with real guns).

Lord of the ring - extended edition (because I wanted to make it last longer, also DTS is way better)
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Aliens: Directors cut is a bit better because we saw what happened to Newt's family on that "shake n' bake" colony.

And the fact that Ripley also lost a child so we understand her protectiveness towards Rebecca aka "Newt..my name is Newt nobody ever calls me Rebecca'"

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99.9% of the time I go with Dir. Cuts
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I didn't like the dc of aliens. most of the scene's didn't flow with the rest of the movie. Same with id4. But most of the time, I prefer the dc.
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I usually go with the DC but I really don't know why. In fact most times the theatrical cut is actually a better tighter version.

I guess like jtruong2, I just want it to last longer...
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I almost always go for the Director's Cut. Leon: The Professional, Almost Famous, and Fellowship of the Ring are the ones I have. To me, the story in Almost Famous is much better in the longer version. I feel some critical stuff was left out of the theatrical version.

I don't think I've ever seen the theatrical version of The Professional (though I have seen a TV version).

Fellowship of the Ring could be 4 1/2 hours as far as I'm concerned. I'm hoping Peter Jackson does a super-extended cut once all the films are released.

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Originally posted by Rypro 525
I didn't like the dc of aliens. most of the scene's didn't flow with the rest of the movie. Same with id4. But most of the time, I prefer the dc.
I agree partly. I didn't like the scene where they set up the guns in the tunnel very unecessary imo
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I ususally go with DC's:
The Abyss
Aliens
ID4
T2 (with original ending)
LOTR:FOTR
Stargate
The Professional

True, sometimes the theatrical cuts are paced better but sometimes the DC resolve plot holes (Stargate is the best example here). With The Abyss, the theatrical cut misses the entire point of the movie. In Aliens, T2 & LOTR I just think the added scenes were cool.
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I generally go for the directors cut as I find it fleshes the story out more.
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