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Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

With the popularity of Director's Cuts and Extended Editions on DVD and Blu-ray, are there any movies that you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

The main one that jumps out at me is Gangs of New York...IIRC the studio highly 'encouraged' Scorsese to cut it from a four hour run time to it's released 2 and half hour cut, and I would LOVE to see the original, as most of the time, the original is far superior.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Good Burger.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

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Good Burger.
Beat me by six minutes.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Hard Target
Idiocracy
Robocop 3
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Didn't X-Men 3 have something like 40 minutes cut from it?
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Recently, I'm surprised that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans didn't have a director's cut releases.

Although technically it got a directors cut, I'm still wondering where the missing 30 minutes of Terminator Salvation ended up. MCG promised them for the director's cut and all we got was like 3 extra minutes.

I always wanted a director's cut for Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. You know, until I saw just how horrible the fabled deleted scenes really were.

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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

There was talk of Warner releasing a DC of Batman Forever which didn't happen. I found an article on Batman on Film outlining what it would've it been:

Probably the most famous deleted sequence from BATMAN FORVER is the Two-Face jail break/"The Bat Must Die" sequence which was to open the film, Why? Because this is the one Warner Bros. did the worst job at hiding. It's featured in the comic book adaptation, the making of book, the novel, and magazines. Footage even showed up in the U2 music video and some TV spots and trailers.
The article goes more in detail of other deleted footage...
http://www.batman-on-film.com/opinio...y_forever.html
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Wasn't all the Batman Forever deleted footage added to the special features of the DVD re-release? I gotta see if I have that DVD lying around so I can check.
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Yeah, I wish Batman Forever had the Director's Cut done as the deleted footage would have made it a darker film to even out the camp.

Resinrats, I think that is about right; I don't own the DVD but I always felt that movie was too short and apparently there are a ton of "good" scenes that were deleted could easily be put in to a 3.5 version.

I'm surprised Scarface never got an extended edition with the multiple releases it had; the montage is actually full of scenes that were in the script as longer pieces.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

What about Ed Norton's longer version of The Incredible Hulk that never got released?

As far as Hard Target goes, does a director's cut even exist anymore? I've heard that John Woo's original cut got an NC-17. Is Universal just keeping it locked up in their vaults and not bothering with it?

IMDB.com lists all the material that was supposedly cut:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107076/alternateversions
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Pretty much all of the Friday the 13th Movies
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

THE BLUES BROTHERS - Landis had envisioned this as an epic comedy on the scale of IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD. That's the version I want to see.

(I have bootleg VHS tapes labeled "Director's cut" of both THE BLUES BROTHERS and HARD TARGET. Don't know if the material they made them from still exists. I've only compared HARD TARGET with the theatrical cut and you can see where stuff has been cut out of each action scene to make it less "intense." Never did compare the BLUES BROTHERS, but the "Director's Cut" certainly wasn't the 3-hour version Landis had talked about in interviews.)

Also, Sammo Hung had filmed scenes with practically every star in the Hong Kong movie industry for his film MILLIONAIRES' EXPRESS (aka SHANGHAI EXPRESS, 1986), but cut many of them out, disappointing a large number of them at the premiere. I'd love to see all those cut scenes.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Even though Knowing got mixed reviews I thought it was an excellent movie, my wife & I were definitely entertained by it, I'm surprised that in this day and age of Extended and Director's Cuts, Knowing never got the full treatment.

Off topic, but I'm also surprised The Shadow never got a Widescreen Edition. -kd5-

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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

The Crow, I figured the Skull Cowboy stuff would have shown up somewhere (other than some CD-Rom in the 90s).
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

All The Pretty Horses. I remember hearing that Billy Bob Thornton had made a 3 1/2 hour orginal cut that very closely followed the book. Rumor was that it was much much better than the version that the studio ultimately released (which in my opinion left out a lot of the relationships that made the book so good). I've always wanted to see the original version.
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THE BIRDCAGE

The USA NTSC DVD has less scenes than in the version they show in Europe.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

American History X
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Originally Posted by ScottsdaleSaint
The main one that jumps out at me is Gangs of New York...IIRC the studio highly 'encouraged' Scorsese to cut it from a four hour run time to it's released 2 and half hour cut, and I would LOVE to see the original, as most of the time, the original is far superior.
I think that has more to do with Scorsese than anything. Even though edits/changes were made at the behest of the studio, I believe he has a pretty stern stance of whatever hits the theaters is the final cut of his movies and he prefers to just move on to the next one.

Still, I too would love to see something of this one.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

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What about Ed Norton's longer version of The Incredible Hulk that never got released?


The deleted scenes on the Blu-ray/DVD would've made it a much better film.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Originally Posted by ScottsdaleSaint
The main one that jumps out at me is Gangs of New York...IIRC the studio highly 'encouraged' Scorsese to cut it from a four hour run time to it's released 2 and half hour cut, and I would LOVE to see the original, as most of the time, the original is far superior.
Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I think that has more to do with Scorsese than anything. Even though edits/changes were made at the behest of the studio, I believe he has a pretty stern stance of whatever hits the theaters is the final cut of his movies and he prefers to just move on to the next one.

Still, I too would love to see something of this one.
I said this same thing on the GONY DVD thread, and I was ripped a new one. Here's a link to a review of the workprint that was passed around before the initial release and a comparison of that workprint and the theatrical release.

http://www.asitecalledfred.com/elsewhere/33.html
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Kill Bill?
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
I think that has more to do with Scorsese than anything.

Wrong. Scorsese is, in most simplest terms, way too nice a person to actually go out and say that the studio completely fucked him over with Gangs. I've seen the shoddy Workprint that's been reviewed and although it is a mess(as most Workprints are naturally) you can truly see how Scorsese, given free reign and no limits, could have worked the material into something truly great and epic.
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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Originally Posted by Eva Kaine
American History X
I would be interested in seeing Tony Kaye's cut of this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_History_X

Tony Kaye, the film's director, cut a first version and the test screenings had gone well so New Line was hesitant to implement significant changes. With some suggestions from New Line, Kaye manufactured a second heavily shortened cut, which New Line rejected as it bore little resemblance to the first. Film editor Jerry Greenbert was brought in to cut a third version with Edward Norton. New Line received positive feedback from test audiences, so New Line pressured Kaye to use this version as the final cut.

Tony Kaye disowned this version as the final cut of the film, as he did not approve of its quality. He tried (and failed) to have his name removed from the credits, openly telling some interviewers he tried to invoke the Alan Smithee pseudonym which the Directors Guild of America used to reserve for such cases. When refused he then tried "Humpty Dumpty" as an alternative name.

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Re: Movies you are surprised never had a Director's Cut or Extended Edition?

Thin Red Line

The original 5-hour cut had Adrian Brody as the lead, along with a few other cast members, who are all practically absent in the theatrical cut.

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