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Old 10-13-08, 07:50 AM
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Requiem for a Dream: Director's Cut or Edited Versiom

Which one is better and do you like the movie?
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Old 10-13-08, 08:14 AM
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IIRC, there were only a few very minor changes between the directors cut and the R-rated version. The ones that I can remember are:

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1. They show a close up of Harry injecting himself with heroine into the infected arm towards the end.
2. The dildo show is a little longer and more graphic.


Can't really think of anything else.

And yes I liked the movie. One of the most intense and emotional movies I've ever seen. It's one that stays with you for days after watching it.
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Old 10-13-08, 09:33 AM
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Id go with the Directors Cut since its supposedly the definitive cut. I wouldnt say i liked the movie, because its the only movie i wont watch again after the effect it had on me, but i will say it is a superb movie that is well acted and shot.
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Old 10-13-08, 10:19 AM
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Director's Cut. From my understanding, the edited cut doesn't come with any special features either (Aaronofsky was pissed about there being a "Blockbuster" version).

Cool, entertaining movie that I've seen many times.
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The ass to ass version
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The ass to ass version
aka The Director's Cut....
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Old 10-13-08, 11:43 AM
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more dildo is the obvious answer
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I got the film for Christmas a while back..man, that fucked up any happy nature. It's not a film that you watch every week, for sure.
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When is the edited version the better version of any film?
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Old 10-13-08, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
When is the edited version the better version of any film?
There are some examples where the DC of a film was not as tight as the theatrical. Off the top of my head, The Punisher (2004) comes to mind.
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^I didnt think the longer version of The Punisher was an official Director's Cut though. Just one of those "Extended Editions" where they through in all the deleted scenes to make it sound new and different and milk a title for all it's worth. Much like Sony does with things like The Patriot or Donnie Brasco.
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Old 10-13-08, 03:36 PM
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Ricky Bobby's theatrical cut was far superior to the Unrated cut.
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Old 10-13-08, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
When is the edited version the better version of any film?


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Old 10-13-08, 08:48 PM
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Loved the movie, but I didn't even notice the difference until someone pointed it out to me. BTW I believe the edited version DVD is barebones while the unrated has the bonus features.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
There are some examples where the DC of a film was not as tight as the theatrical. Off the top of my head, The Punisher (2004) comes to mind.
In this case, the director's cut is the theatrical version.
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Originally Posted by MaxMFP View Post
You're like kidding, right?
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There's a reason it's called the "Edited Version". It means someone who is not the filmmakers took the movie and cut stuff out of it. When the title rolls down it even says EDITED VERSION beneath it. In this particular case it's similar to watching the censored version, the abridged version, the truncated version. Bad idea.
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Yes, and you must include...

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The "director's cut" of Requiem for a Dream is what was shown in theaters. I don't know why anyone would want to see an alternate cut, except out of curiosity.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
You're like kidding, right?
Not at all. Although I watch the exended version of Robocop from time to time I still prefer the Theatrical R-rated cut as a film because it is seen more from Murphy's perspective and the violence, though trimmed a couple seconds here and there, hits harder imo. The extended has some good stuff but it also has some unnecesary additions like that hilariously fake-looking bit with the Murphy mockup dummy and a couple alternate reaction shots and takes that I think worked better in the original.
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Old 10-15-08, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Gerry P. View Post
In this case, the director's cut is the theatrical version.
Really? Because he went back and shot the animated intro, and the extended cut puts back in a whole subplot that really improves the movie.
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