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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

RED RIVER
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
DARLING LILI


More ?


Edit (thanks to FSM members !)

ALEXANDER
ALIEN (1 minute !)
HEAT (A handful of seconds !)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
THE LIGHTHORSEMEN
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
REVOLUTION
TOM JONES



Stand-by :

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Special Edition
STAR TREK : THE MOTION PICTURE - Special Edition

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Alien. The directors cut is a tiny bit shorter than the original, but then I understand the original release was a directors cut, & the new cut is just a re-think.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

HEAT - "New content changes by the director"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

ALIEN. The directors cut is a tiny bit shorter than the original, but then I understand the original release was a directors cut, & the new cut is just a re-think.


Yep, tiny indeed ! According to Imdb :

Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
1 hr 56 min (116 min) (director's cut)

Ridley Scott, for the Director's Cut, slashed 10 to 15 seconds off many scenes, supposedly because he felt they dragged on a little too long. However, in a 2006 interview, the director remarked that he had been unhappy about The Director's Cut, feeling that the original was "pretty flawless" and that the additions were merely a marketing tool.

Thanks !


HEAT - "New content changes by the director"

Tiny changes either ! smile

Director Michael Mann made two minor changes to the film for the Blu-ray release:

During Justine's conversation with Vincent at the restaurant, her line "You sift through the detritus" has been removed, and a camera cut to Vincent has been inserted.


Vincent's line "Ferocious, aren't I?", said after he screams at Alan Marciano, has been removed.





Any other examples ?

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   JimWare   (Member)

Oliver Stone's Alexander -

Theatrical - 175 minutes
Director's Cut - 167 minutes

But then he decided to go crazy and make it longer...
Final Cut - 214 minutes

Then a bit shorter again...
Ultimate Cut - 206 minutes

Madness!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Oliver Stone's Alexander -

Theatrical - 175 minutes
Director's Cut - 167 minutes

But then he decided to go crazy and make it longer...
Final Cut - 214 minutes

Then a bit shorter again...
Ultimate Cut - 206 minutes

Madness!



You spoke the word ! smile

Thanks for this crazy example !

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

The Hobbit movies could truly benefit from a judicious editing of an overly long screenplay.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2014 - 9:05 PM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

Peter Weir's'Picnic At Hanging Rock'(1975) Directors Cut DVD is 7 minutes shorter than it's original release.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2014 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I know it wasn't called a "Director's Cut", but wasn't CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND reissued in 1980 as the "Special Edition", cut from to 135 down to 132 minutes? I could be wrong about the timings, though...

I preferred the original 1977 cut.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2014 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I know it wasn't called a "Director's Cut", but wasn't CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND reissued in 1980 as the "Special Edition", cut from to 135 down to 132 minutes? I could be wrong about the timings, though...



The 1 August 1980 Daily Variety reported that The Special Edition of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND opened with a running time of 132 minutes, three minutes shorter than the original. Approximately sixteen minutes of old footage was eliminated, with seven minutes of previously discarded footage restored and about six minutes of newly photographed scenes added, according to producer Michael Phillips.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2014 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Peter Weir's'Picnic At Hanging Rock'(1975) Directors Cut DVD is 7 minutes shorter than it's original release.

Great to know !

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2014 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I seem to remember director Tony Richardson authorized a "Director's Cut" of TOM JONES that was actually shorter than the original running time, though I never saw it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Hugh Hudson cut 15 minutes out of REVOLUTION (1985) for DVD release. The film was almost unanimously panned when it was released, although I found much to appreciate in it. I watched the DVD with skepticism, but it turns out that the shorter version is better. Hudson explains that he shot the ending under protest because the studio mandated it. In addition to all the little trims here and there to tighten up the scenes and pacing he resinstated the original ending. I really like the film. I think it's one of the best films of the decade.

Don't hesitate.

Buy It Now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TK80D4/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2014 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

ST-TMP Special Edition was trimmed and tightened down from the theatrical and TV versions.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2014 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

I seem to remember director Tony Richardson authorized a "Director's Cut" of TOM JONES that was actually shorter than the original running time, though I never saw it.

I will investigate ! Thanks !





Hugh Hudson cut 15 minutes out of REVOLUTION (1985) for DVD release. The film was almost unanimously panned when it was released, although I found much to appreciate in it. I watched the DVD with skepticism, but it turns out that the shorter version is better. Hudson explains that he shot the ending under protest because the studio mandated it. In addition to all the little trims here and there to tighten up the scenes and pacing he resinstated the original ending. I really like the film. I think it's one of the best films of the decade.

Don't hesitate.

Buy It Now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TK80D4/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=



I saw it only once on March 6th 1986 at a 08.30 AM (!) special screening for school pupils ! And because of a late TV screening of CAPTAIN BLOOD the evening before, I had gone to bed at...01.00 AM !
So I barely recall seeing Al Pacino on a horse, but that could be Nastassja Kinski either. (I mean Nastassja Kinski either on a horse).
So yes, I could use a second viewing, especially that intended director's cut !
Thanks ! smile





ST-TMP Special Edition was trimmed and tightened down from the theatrical and TV versions.


I'm always confused with the "Special Edition" mention. Are they always actual Director's Cuts ?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)



HEAT - "New content changes by the director"

Tiny changes either ! smile

Director Michael Mann made two minor changes to the film for the Blu-ray release:

During Justine's conversation with Vincent at the restaurant, her line "You sift through the detritus" has been removed, and a camera cut to Vincent has been inserted.


Vincent's line "Ferocious, aren't I?", said after he screams at Alan Marciano, has been removed.





These were good changes. That detritus line was always something that surely sounded good on paper to Mann, but is ridiculous as spoken dialogue. Also I believe later the entire "she's got a great ass" exchange is gone and good riddance. That and Pacino's "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" always felt uncomfortable, like they were maybe Pacino's on set creations. Any effort to cut down on Pacino's ham is welcomed big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2014 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

The Australian movie 'The Lighthorsemen' (1987). When it was released at the cinemas it was 131min, but the DVD and Blu-Ray release running time is now 116min.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2014 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

The Australian movie 'The Lighthorsemen' (1987). When it was released at the cinemas it was 131min, but the DVD and Blu-Ray release running time is now 116min.

Thanks !

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2014 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)



Don Siegel's Directors Cut of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is sans the framing scenes (plus the added narration). Originally released at 80 minutes, this rare version (if it still exists) is 76 minutes, deleting the studio-imposed prologue and epilogue. What was a very good film at its longer running time is a masterpiece in Siegel's version.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2014 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Don Siegel's Directors Cut of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is sans the framing scenes (plus the added narration). Originally released at 80 minutes, this rare version (if it still exists) is 76 minutes, deleting the studio-imposed prologue and epilogue. What was a very good film at its longer running time is a masterpiece in Siegel's version.

Never heard of this one before. Thanks !

 
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