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Movies Where You Didn't Like The Director's Cut..  
User currently offlinePs762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Hello,

Just thought I'd ask you guys what movies you might have seen where you saw the director's cut and didn't like it like the studio version. I know two which are like that for me:

Cinema Paradiso. The Giuseppe Tornatorne movie was chopped up by Harvey Weinstein I think. The studio version is a beatiful little tale of love and frienship and movies and life in a small village in Sicily. The directors cut is a lot longer and goes a long way into this guy's relationship with a girl over the years. It's still great but a bit long and very different.

The Abyss by James Cameron. The studio version cuts out this whole I thought kinda preachy peace on earth thing at the end and makes it a better sci-fi movie.

I can't think of any film I've seen where I thought the director's cut was a lot better but am sure there are.

Any thoughts very welcome.

Thanks,

Pierre

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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1793 times:

Did you see the D/C on Blade Runner - and if so, any comparisons?

Thanks


User currently offlineautothrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1609 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1790 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 1):
Did you see the D/C on Blade Runner - and if so, any comparisons?

Much better then the Studio one. Blade Runner is just incredible and even more for that time. Unreachable.

Lord of the Rings is thousand times better with D/C. So many awesome, storytelling scenes were chopped, what a shame.



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User currently offlinePs762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1787 times:

Hi!

Quoting comorin (Reply 1):
Did you see the D/C on Blade Runner - and if so, any comparisons?

The only time I saw Blade Runner was when I was about 7 and my friend's Dad who owned a video rental shop reccommended it to us. To say I had no clue what was going on would be a huge understatement! I should watch it though, it's meant to be excellent!

Thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1783 times:

Saturday Night Fever.
Great movie but the directors cut was a big disappointment. The director just went on and on about how great John Travolta was and didn't speak much of the other actors in the movie. It was 2 hours of listening to a man rave, idolize and fawn over John Travolta constantly. It was nauseating. Yes he was the star of the movie but there were other characters too that I'd like to hear more about - particularly Donna Pescow. She had a nice rack in that film!   


I'd like to find out if there is a directors cut to the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) - the other Robert Stigwood film.
I'm sure someone on the set had to have said; "Who's bad idea is this?"
That film ended a lot of people's career.
I like to show it to my friends that are die-hard Beatles fans. I'm entertained by their disgust.  



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User currently offlinePs762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Hi!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I'd like to hear more about - particularly Donna Pescow. She had a nice rack in that film

Please can you keep it zipped up! Kids come here you know!  

Thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 1):
Did you see the D/C on Blade Runner - and if so, any comparisons?

I didn't mind the D/C of Blade Runner but I liked Harrison Ford's voiceover in the studio release.



Has anyone checked out Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut ? I heard almost half of the movie has scenes that were taken out of the original 1981 Richard Lester release, which included the more campy tidbits



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I'm sure someone on the set had to have said; "Who's bad idea is this?"

Just finished reading Aerosmith's autobiography, and they have an extremely low opinion of the movie, though it actually probably helped their career.



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Didn't like the "Special Edition" of Close Encounters as much as the original, but the Blue Ray has third version - a director's cut that is pretty much the best of both previous versions. I'm still partial to the original though.

Quoting autothrust (Reply 2):
Lord of the Rings is thousand times better with D/C. So many awesome, storytelling scenes were chopped, what a shame.

   Completely agree

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I'd like to find out if there is a directors cut to the movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) - the other Robert Stigwood film.
I'm sure someone on the set had to have said; "Who's bad idea is this?"
That film ended a lot of people's career.
I like to show it to my friends that are die-hard Beatles fans. I'm entertained by their disgust.  

Ha - I remember when this came out, I was working in the wholesale record distribution business at the time. Our buyer pre-ordered an insane amount of the soundtrack album figuring it couldn't miss - Beatles' music and two of the hottest acts in the world a the time starring in the movie (Bee Gees and Peter Frampton). Of course it was a total bomb and I swear we got more back in overstock returns than we ever shipped out in the first place. I remember going to the premiere and walking out of the theatre wondering how I could ever get those two wasted hours of my life back.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting homer71 (Reply 6):
but I liked Harrison Ford's voiceover in the studio release.

I really liked that! I'll see how the D/C works out.

Quoting autothrust (Reply 2):
Quoting comorin (Reply 1):
Did you see the D/C on Blade Runner - and if so, any comparisons?

Much better then the Studio one. Blade Runner is just incredible and even more for that time. Unreachable.

Lord of the Rings is thousand times better with D/C. So many awesome, storytelling scenes were chopped, what a shame.

Thanks! I'll keep it in mind. I loved LOTR so look forward to the D/C.


User currently offlinePs762 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2012, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Hi!

Quoting autothrust (Reply 2):
Lord of the Rings is thousand times better with D/C. So many awesome, storytelling scenes were chopped, what a shame.

My brother would agree with you definitely. For me though the Lord of the Rings movies were beautiful visually and stuff but just seemed to lack the "heart" of the books. I watched the films first and then read the books and that was great. I could imagine the locations like in the movies but got the full excitement of the storyline in the books.

I'm probably a little strange like that though.

Thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting Ps762 (Reply 5):
Kids come here you know!


Believe it or not, they're adults acting like kids. 
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Just finished reading Aerosmith's autobiography, and they have an extremely low opinion of the movie, though it actually probably helped their career.


Aerosmith didn't make their comeback until 1986 when they teamed up with Run-DMC. Aerosmith's heyday was early to mid 70s and this movie in 1978 probably finished them off until their comeback in 1986.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 8):
I was working in the wholesale record distribution business at the time.


Dude, I'd do ANYTHING to go back in time to do that kind of job. Did you deal much with reel-to-reel tape?
The dominate formats at that time was the LP and 8track, yet the reel-to-reel tape was still around in low volume.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 8):
I swear we got more back in overstock returns than we ever shipped out in the first place.


There is no wonder why there are still so many LPs and 8tracks of that soundtrack floating around.
To the movie's credit, the soundtrack did better than the movie it self. It produced the remake hit; "Got To Get You In To My Life" by Earth Wind & Fire as well as Aerosmith's version of 'Come Together'.

Hindsight is always 20/20.
I can see why they thought this would do well. I mean, you've got a Beatles tribute movie with the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Earth Wind & Fire, Billy Preston, George Burns, Steve Martin, Donald Pleasence and through in Leif Garrett! What could possibly go wrong......?

I have the movie on CED VideoDisc for the extra WTF effect when showing to people.
Anyway you slice it, the movie is awful.  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQf5Q9NQvhA




Quoting ER757 (Reply 8):
I remember going to the premiere and walking out of the theatre wondering how I could ever get those two wasted hours of my life back.


I felt the same way after watching 'Chariots of Fire' an the Prince movie; 'Under The Cherry Moon'.

[Edited 2012-08-22 05:43:06]

[Edited 2012-08-22 05:44:23]


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10335 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Aerosmith didn't make their comeback until 1986 when they teamed up with Run-DMC. Aerosmith's heyday was early to mid 70s and this movie in 1978 probably finished them off until their comeback in 1986.

I know, I'm well aware. But according to what the band members said, their career (and one other band, forget who) was the only one helped by the movie.

The movie certainly didn't finish them off. They did that to themselves.



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Dude, I'd do ANYTHING to go back in time to do that kind of job. Did you deal much with reel-to-reel tape?

No reel to reel, this was circa 1978-1984, past the reel to reel era. In fact 8-track was down to almost nothing by '80. We sold way more cassettes by then. I got out just about the time CD's started rolling out which is why a huge part of my music collection is on LP.
It was a fun place to work but unless you owned the distributorship (which I most definitely did not) there was no money in it. I eventually had to get a real job. In my case, the air freight business. Here I am 28 years later and if I'm not careful, this could turn into a career  


User currently offlineautothrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1609 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting Ps762 (Reply 10):
just seemed to lack the "heart" of the books

I have readed the books too, but cannot agree with that. The only thing i really missed were scenes from D/C. They explained so many things.

Also IMO LOTR should have been even longer.

Sometimes the books were booring because Tolkien explained to much details.(about a armor or house)

Quoting comorin (Reply 9):
Thanks! I'll keep it in mind. I loved LOTR so look forward to the D/C.

I would never ever buy a LOTR dvd without D/C.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 13):
No reel to reel, this was circa 1978-1984, past the reel to reel era.

At that time it was all Colombia Record Club then.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 13):
In fact 8-track was down to almost nothing by '80.

It was the Sony Walkman that was introduced in 1979 that started to kill off the 8track along with more advance tape formulations for cassette tape (CrO2 high bias and Metal bias) blank tape.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 13):
It was a fun place to work but unless you owned the distributorship

Very true. I worked at couple of record stores in the early 1990. They all paid minimum wage. The pay sucked but the work was fun.



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