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SPOILERS if you somehow haven't yet seen THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

If you haven't, go out and rectify that right now - this article will still be here when you return.

Christopher Nolan is known for, amongst many things, not including staples such as deleted scenes or Director's Cuts in the DVD/Blu-Ray releases of his films. But if a certain new rumor is to be believed, Nolan's past practice may be about to change.  We've already shared with you information about scenes expanding on Bane's origin journey which were for sure filmed, and according to the rumor these would not only find their back into the film but be joined by further scenes involving none other than Ra's Al Ghul.  This new cut would, according to the rumor's source, add on another thirty or so minutes to the already lengthy film (making a runtime of 195 minutes or so).

The site which broke this rumor has been correct about such scoops before, and while there's always a first time to be wrong there's always the chance that they are once again not.  From what I understand Nolan made the final cut of his film not as long as he wanted but only as long as was physically possible, as the platters which held the IMAX prints of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES simply couldn't fit any more film.

Nolan may stick to habit, or the allure of truly presenting the film as he completely intended may win out and we will at last bear witness to a new Nolan trend.  And a Director's Cut for one of this year's more divisive films.  Both of which would be wins in my book.

What about you? Would you watch a Director's Cut of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, or are those of you who love the film as is and think anything extra would only smother the experience?

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Extra Tidbit: Sometimes brutally trimming a film for the sake of a Theatrical Cut can actually make it better than what the director might think - what Director's Cut have you actually found to be worse than the Theatrical Cut? My vote goes to THE TOWN.
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10:46PM on 09/08/2012

Legend (1985)

The theatrical version was far superior to the directors cut mainly because of the Tangerine Dream soundtrack. I probably would have like the Directors Cut if it had the same soundtrack.
The theatrical version was far superior to the directors cut mainly because of the Tangerine Dream soundtrack. I probably would have like the Directors Cut if it had the same soundtrack.
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9:00PM on 09/07/2012

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3:05PM on 09/07/2012

Alien 3

Alien 3 directors cut is way worse than the theatrical cut.
Alien 3 directors cut is way worse than the theatrical cut.
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3:02PM on 09/07/2012

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12:08AM on 09/07/2012

JOKER

I don't think they will, but it would be so cool to mention the joker in the directors cut.
I don't think they will, but it would be so cool to mention the joker in the directors cut.
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11:55PM on 09/06/2012
@Jekkie24601 Let's hope you're right and I'm wrong. :) As I said, like the majority I would love to have see a dir's cut too.
@Jekkie24601 Let's hope you're right and I'm wrong. :) As I said, like the majority I would love to have see a dir's cut too.
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9:55PM on 09/06/2012
I felt when watching the flick that it felt a little choppy and could use a director's cut. BRING IT ON!!!
I felt when watching the flick that it felt a little choppy and could use a director's cut. BRING IT ON!!!
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7:18PM on 09/06/2012

i dont buy this rumor

i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
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7:16PM on 09/06/2012

i dont buy this rumor

i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
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7:10PM on 09/06/2012

i dont buy this rumor

i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
i remember Nolan saying in an interview that there is no 4 hour film and he didnt write that much lengthy script for it.i wud prefer watching Bane's origin story in Deleted scenes rather than in the film which is already lengthy with some unnecessary post-apocalyptic scenes.i think Bane's origin story wont make his ending better.ending of Bane is horrible and insulting to the character of that range
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6:20PM on 09/06/2012
lets see that 4 hour epic he showed the media and studio execs..
lets see that 4 hour epic he showed the media and studio execs..
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9:53PM on 09/06/2012
That 4 hour epic you speak of was just a rumour. Dissimissed by Nolan and the studio.
That 4 hour epic you speak of was just a rumour. Dissimissed by Nolan and the studio.
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5:06PM on 09/06/2012

I would be super hip to this but...

I don't believe it. I might have if they hadn't say it would add another 30 minutes. I read the script and there's no way that what was cut would add an extra half an hour of new footage. Basically they got rid off one conversation between Fox and Miranda and trimmed down some of the dialogues. That's all. I know that what Lindy Hemming said might make people think that the Bane training with Ra's was a big deal and it is the reason why this rumour exists and it's so bold with the suggested
I don't believe it. I might have if they hadn't say it would add another 30 minutes. I read the script and there's no way that what was cut would add an extra half an hour of new footage. Basically they got rid off one conversation between Fox and Miranda and trimmed down some of the dialogues. That's all. I know that what Lindy Hemming said might make people think that the Bane training with Ra's was a big deal and it is the reason why this rumour exists and it's so bold with the suggested running time, but... it was just a prolonged reveal at the end of the movie that happened to show Bane's face and the prototype mask, probably for just one shot of it. Let's not... blow this out of proportion ;)
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5:44PM on 09/06/2012
you realize the cut shown to the studio heads prior to release was 4 hours long, right?
you realize the cut shown to the studio heads prior to release was 4 hours long, right?
9:51PM on 09/06/2012
Dude, that was a rumour that was soon put to rest by the Studio.
Dude, that was a rumour that was soon put to rest by the Studio.
4:57PM on 09/06/2012
Not sure if I believe it, and despite it's flaws I loved the theatrical version- but if this does come to fruition I am SO down. Would love to see a bit more fleshed out between Selina/Bruce and of course more Bane wouldn't be met with any complaining from me. Tidbit: I actually thought the DC for The Town was a pretty vast improvement over the theatrical but i've started noticing I am the minority on that one...My favorite would definitely and easily be the Kingdom of Heaven DC, which
Not sure if I believe it, and despite it's flaws I loved the theatrical version- but if this does come to fruition I am SO down. Would love to see a bit more fleshed out between Selina/Bruce and of course more Bane wouldn't be met with any complaining from me. Tidbit: I actually thought the DC for The Town was a pretty vast improvement over the theatrical but i've started noticing I am the minority on that one...My favorite would definitely and easily be the Kingdom of Heaven DC, which EBastard said below was (in his opinion) Scott's best film, and while i'd put it below Alien (that may just be based on my bias towards that series though) I feel it is light years ahead of its theatrical counterpart and quite an exceptional piece of epic cinema. My least favorite is, also easily, Donnie Darko. Thats really all I care to say on that one.
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4:03PM on 09/06/2012

Isn't it Ironic...

That Nolan's worst film is going to be his first Director's Cut? Could it be that Nolan agrees that the film is incomplete?

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That Nolan's worst film is going to be his first Director's Cut? Could it be that Nolan agrees that the film is incomplete?

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2:51PM on 09/06/2012
awesome
awesome
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2:09PM on 09/06/2012
If it does happen, I would DEFINITELY buy it!

As far as the bad director's cut, I think the worst I've seen would be Donnie Darko's cut. Sure, it's not that bad, but why change something that worked so well in the original cut? Also, George Lucas. Everything George Lucas touches. A bit predictable, but still...
If it does happen, I would DEFINITELY buy it!

As far as the bad director's cut, I think the worst I've seen would be Donnie Darko's cut. Sure, it's not that bad, but why change something that worked so well in the original cut? Also, George Lucas. Everything George Lucas touches. A bit predictable, but still...
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1:22PM on 09/06/2012
Man I hope this is true. That would be the best Christmas present ever!
Man I hope this is true. That would be the best Christmas present ever!
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1:21PM on 09/06/2012
A director's cut box set of all 3 Nolan Batman films would be nice, especially if they cleaned up the supposedly sub-par bluray transfer of Batman Begins
A director's cut box set of all 3 Nolan Batman films would be nice, especially if they cleaned up the supposedly sub-par bluray transfer of Batman Begins
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12:57PM on 09/06/2012

Some scenes just don't need to be there...

I think most movies that are cut, are cut for good reason. Many films are improved by deleting scenes, as many of us can see from viewing most deleted scenes. But... When they are cut for time constraints or in this case, size and not because they are bad or unnecessary, it may actually harm the final cut. I enjoyed the movie as it was, but I felt it was slightly disappointing. I felt like there was a lot of things that could have been elaborated on (Wayne's recovery while in prision; His
I think most movies that are cut, are cut for good reason. Many films are improved by deleting scenes, as many of us can see from viewing most deleted scenes. But... When they are cut for time constraints or in this case, size and not because they are bad or unnecessary, it may actually harm the final cut. I enjoyed the movie as it was, but I felt it was slightly disappointing. I felt like there was a lot of things that could have been elaborated on (Wayne's recovery while in prision; His getting back to Gotham without any help or money; etc.). I know the film had a pretty big runtime, but I still found it a little short for as much as was squeezed into the film. I can't be certain that a Director's Cut would be better, or even necessary, but if Nolan thinks that there is anything relevant left out, I hope we'll get a chance to see it.
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12:48PM on 09/06/2012

@ tidbit

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves director's cut was HORRIBLE, the added scenes were just terrible.
Then there are the director's cut where the scenes are fine but they fuck up the flow of the movie (making the theatrical cut better). The movies where I thought the flow was messed up was:
Hellboy and The Frightners
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves director's cut was HORRIBLE, the added scenes were just terrible.
Then there are the director's cut where the scenes are fine but they fuck up the flow of the movie (making the theatrical cut better). The movies where I thought the flow was messed up was:
Hellboy and The Frightners
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3:33PM on 09/06/2012
huh didn't even know Hellboy had a DC
huh didn't even know Hellboy had a DC
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11:45AM on 09/06/2012

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11:37AM on 09/06/2012
Donnie Darko
Gladiator

This sounds great! I'm sure they'll come out with the theatrical version first, then follow it up next year with a director's cut to double dip on buyers.
Donnie Darko
Gladiator

This sounds great! I'm sure they'll come out with the theatrical version first, then follow it up next year with a director's cut to double dip on buyers.
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10:48AM on 09/06/2012

Tidbit

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
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10:33AM on 09/06/2012

Tidbit

The Exorcist...
The Exorcist...
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9:25AM on 09/06/2012

Worse than the Theatrical?

Donnie Darko *shudder*
Donnie Darko *shudder*
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11:12AM on 09/06/2012
Don't get why people are thumbing you down, Richard Kelly completely ruined Donnie Darko with his "Director's Cut."
Don't get why people are thumbing you down, Richard Kelly completely ruined Donnie Darko with his "Director's Cut."
9:00AM on 09/06/2012
Director's cut for Watchmen made me love it even more, I might add.
Director's cut for Watchmen made me love it even more, I might add.
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8:59AM on 09/06/2012
I respect the fact that he doesn't do it, and will not do it, but I would love for him to do so. It's all the magic that he filmed be placed back for us to enjoy a longer and unforgettable film. I would buy it and re-see in in cinemas anytime.
I respect the fact that he doesn't do it, and will not do it, but I would love for him to do so. It's all the magic that he filmed be placed back for us to enjoy a longer and unforgettable film. I would buy it and re-see in in cinemas anytime.
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8:39AM on 09/06/2012
I thought the Director's Cut to Payback was shit compared to the theatrical
I thought the Director's Cut to Payback was shit compared to the theatrical
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8:01AM on 09/06/2012

Sounds like a good idea

I'm really curious about the extra Bane footage, but I don't want to see those scenes just as extras in the DVD and Blu Ray and not woven into the narrative. Now that most of us know what the major twist of the movie was, there is nothing to spoil, which will probably take the director's cut in a somewhat different direction than the theatrical cut. I'm not saying that it would be better or worse than what we saw in the theater, but I sure as hell would like a chance to find out for myself! If
I'm really curious about the extra Bane footage, but I don't want to see those scenes just as extras in the DVD and Blu Ray and not woven into the narrative. Now that most of us know what the major twist of the movie was, there is nothing to spoil, which will probably take the director's cut in a somewhat different direction than the theatrical cut. I'm not saying that it would be better or worse than what we saw in the theater, but I sure as hell would like a chance to find out for myself! If there is so much extra footage as some people claim that there is, then the only way to do it justice, is with a director's cut or an extended version.
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4:24AM on 09/06/2012
Director's Cut, Extended Cut, Half The Cut, I don't care. Nolan is a f**king boss, and I say that as a person who recognizes that TDKR has its flaws. In fact I think all his films have flaws. Still, TDKR was stunning and if there's a chance of us getting just a little bit extra from that remarkable movie, I say why the hell not!
Director's Cut, Extended Cut, Half The Cut, I don't care. Nolan is a f**king boss, and I say that as a person who recognizes that TDKR has its flaws. In fact I think all his films have flaws. Still, TDKR was stunning and if there's a chance of us getting just a little bit extra from that remarkable movie, I say why the hell not!
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3:34AM on 09/06/2012
Tdibit: Cinema Paradiso, one of my favorite films of all time but the Director's Cut was awful.
Tdibit: Cinema Paradiso, one of my favorite films of all time but the Director's Cut was awful.
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2:02AM on 09/06/2012
@Vishal

Robin and Talia Al Ghul were also stated in interviews to not be in the film, but thankfully Mr. Nolan didn't go back on his own words with those two :-P
@Vishal

Robin and Talia Al Ghul were also stated in interviews to not be in the film, but thankfully Mr. Nolan didn't go back on his own words with those two :-P
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12:12AM on 09/06/2012

If this really happens it's gonna be awesome but...

Mr. Nolan has clearly stated in one of the interviews that there will not be any directory's cut for TDKR. I doubt he would go back on his own words.

And I don't know how many times this 'rumor' has been reported on this site.
Mr. Nolan has clearly stated in one of the interviews that there will not be any directory's cut for TDKR. I doubt he would go back on his own words.

And I don't know how many times this 'rumor' has been reported on this site.
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11:42PM on 09/05/2012
The Miami Vice DC was a let down. They threw in Phil Collins In the Air Tonight during the final gun battle totally drowning out much of the dialogue during that scene. As for TDKR DC I'm down. Although I find it interesting their would be one considering Nolan has always said, even about this film, everything he films gets in and he never has deleted scenes.
The Miami Vice DC was a let down. They threw in Phil Collins In the Air Tonight during the final gun battle totally drowning out much of the dialogue during that scene. As for TDKR DC I'm down. Although I find it interesting their would be one considering Nolan has always said, even about this film, everything he films gets in and he never has deleted scenes.
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10:04PM on 09/05/2012

Director's Cut

The classic example of a director's cut being way too long to show on screen was the 1937 movie Lost Horizon. I just read the full story on wikipedia. Apparently it was the most expensive movie produced to date, partly because Frank Capra insisted on filming it all in colour and partly because he had used 1.1 million feet of film during the shooting process and ended up with a director's cut that was six hours long. At first it was cut to three and a half hours and test audiences considered
The classic example of a director's cut being way too long to show on screen was the 1937 movie Lost Horizon. I just read the full story on wikipedia. Apparently it was the most expensive movie produced to date, partly because Frank Capra insisted on filming it all in colour and partly because he had used 1.1 million feet of film during the shooting process and ended up with a director's cut that was six hours long. At first it was cut to three and a half hours and test audiences considered the movie to still be way too long with many people walking out. Frank Capra refused to cut the film to fit the expectations of the studio and eventually the studio intervened and cut the film to 132 minutes. Frank Capra sued the studio, climing that the cuts were made "without his approval". Obviously he and the studio must have agreed to a contract that stipulated that no cuts would be made without his approval. Obviously in modern contracts with studios the film is considered the property of the studio and they can make whatever cuts they like. In 1985, Frank Capra claimed that they had " trimmed the film simply so theaters could have more daily showings and increase the film's chance of turning a profit". No shit. Anyway, the precedent was set back in 1937 and studios have been cutting films for length ever since.
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11:21PM on 09/05/2012
Great story!

And have you seen LOST HORIZON? It's definitely worth checking out on several levels. From what I understand, Capra wanted to shoot in color but would have then been prevented from using stock footage of avalanches. So he chose to shoot in black and white, which is just as well as there is some really great cinematography there. Interesting thematic elements as well.
Great story!

And have you seen LOST HORIZON? It's definitely worth checking out on several levels. From what I understand, Capra wanted to shoot in color but would have then been prevented from using stock footage of avalanches. So he chose to shoot in black and white, which is just as well as there is some really great cinematography there. Interesting thematic elements as well.
2:15AM on 09/06/2012
I saw it a long time ago when I was a kid. My dad was a bit of a film buff and he would give his own commentary during the movie and he told me the story about people walking out of test screenings because the movie was too long. I apologize for getting the bit about the film being in colour wrong: I misread what the Wikipedia article had said as I had scanned it for information rather than read every single word.
I saw it a long time ago when I was a kid. My dad was a bit of a film buff and he would give his own commentary during the movie and he told me the story about people walking out of test screenings because the movie was too long. I apologize for getting the bit about the film being in colour wrong: I misread what the Wikipedia article had said as I had scanned it for information rather than read every single word.
9:38PM on 09/05/2012

TROY

Putting music from Planet of the Apes (2001) over that incredible Hector vs. Achilles fight was absolutely stupid. That, alone, kills that DC for me. I also disliked the DC of The Town.

As for the article, I'm hoping for a DC and a commentary.
Putting music from Planet of the Apes (2001) over that incredible Hector vs. Achilles fight was absolutely stupid. That, alone, kills that DC for me. I also disliked the DC of The Town.

As for the article, I'm hoping for a DC and a commentary.
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9:36PM on 09/05/2012

Director's Cut worse than theatrical

Aliens - I hate the director's cut soooo much. From the Lost in Space-like sequence with Newt's family to the awful bit of 50 paper mache xenomorphs banzai charging the sentry guns (totally destroying all the suspense derived from watching the Marines get completely shredded earlier in the film.) Oh, and totally shoehorning the smarmy subplot that Ripley had a daughter who grew old and died while she was drifting in space.

Only one I hate more is Apocalypse Now Redux.
Aliens - I hate the director's cut soooo much. From the Lost in Space-like sequence with Newt's family to the awful bit of 50 paper mache xenomorphs banzai charging the sentry guns (totally destroying all the suspense derived from watching the Marines get completely shredded earlier in the film.) Oh, and totally shoehorning the smarmy subplot that Ripley had a daughter who grew old and died while she was drifting in space.

Only one I hate more is Apocalypse Now Redux.
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8:26AM on 09/06/2012
Erm, wasn't that scene with Ripley's daughter on the theatrical version? I remember seeing it and I haven't seen the directors cut version of Aliens, in fact, I am pretty sure that the DC didn't even exist when I last saw Aliens... Perhaps we got a slightly different version here in Europe?
Erm, wasn't that scene with Ripley's daughter on the theatrical version? I remember seeing it and I haven't seen the directors cut version of Aliens, in fact, I am pretty sure that the DC didn't even exist when I last saw Aliens... Perhaps we got a slightly different version here in Europe?
9:42AM on 09/06/2012
If you're watching it on TV there's all sorts of versions out there that include scenes from the director's cut. I have seen TV edits that include the Ripley daughter scene but not the sentry gun or 'space family robinson' bits.

The original theatrical cut of the film has no allusion whatsoever that Ripley had a daughter. Which makes it all the more effective when we see her embrace Newt as her own child. Its a sign of something innate, feminine, powerful in Ripley. To see her
If you're watching it on TV there's all sorts of versions out there that include scenes from the director's cut. I have seen TV edits that include the Ripley daughter scene but not the sentry gun or 'space family robinson' bits.

The original theatrical cut of the film has no allusion whatsoever that Ripley had a daughter. Which makes it all the more effective when we see her embrace Newt as her own child. Its a sign of something innate, feminine, powerful in Ripley. To see her instinctually fight so hard and sacrifice so much for a girl she had no prior attachment to..
2:41PM on 09/06/2012
Yeah, If I remember correctly I have only seen Aliens on TV and VHS when I was REALLY young, so you are probably right. A friend of mine has the Alien Quadrilogy box set, does that contain the original, theatrical versions of those films? I've been meaning to revisit them, since I haven't seen them in a VERY long time...
Yeah, If I remember correctly I have only seen Aliens on TV and VHS when I was REALLY young, so you are probably right. A friend of mine has the Alien Quadrilogy box set, does that contain the original, theatrical versions of those films? I've been meaning to revisit them, since I haven't seen them in a VERY long time...
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9:29PM on 09/05/2012

As always it depends on how the content is fitted into the film

All Judd Apatow comedies extended versions have improv scenes that go on forever........
All Judd Apatow comedies extended versions have improv scenes that go on forever........
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9:25PM on 09/05/2012

Amadeus

I had the theatrical version of Amadeus which is one of my favorite movies, gave it away, then bought the director's cut. Worst mistake ever. The added scenes changed the Mozart, Salieri and Stanza characters for the worse. Now, I can't find the original anywhere.
I had the theatrical version of Amadeus which is one of my favorite movies, gave it away, then bought the director's cut. Worst mistake ever. The added scenes changed the Mozart, Salieri and Stanza characters for the worse. Now, I can't find the original anywhere.
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9:21PM on 09/05/2012

Amadeus

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Double Post... Sorry.
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8:30PM on 09/05/2012

You're talking to the kinds of guys who don't even acknowledge the original cuts of LOTR,

Heck yeah I'd love to see an extended Dark Knight Rises; I had honestly felt that even as long as it was, I probably could have gone another 30 minutes (that's what she said).
But more importantly than an extended cut ... I'd really like a commentary, I mean c'mon I think he's only done the one commentary for Memento and that live text commentary for the Dark Knight.
Heck yeah I'd love to see an extended Dark Knight Rises; I had honestly felt that even as long as it was, I probably could have gone another 30 minutes (that's what she said).
But more importantly than an extended cut ... I'd really like a commentary, I mean c'mon I think he's only done the one commentary for Memento and that live text commentary for the Dark Knight.
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8:10PM on 09/05/2012

Give it more BALLS!

I really didnt like The Dark Knight Rises because it felt too edited, too cut, so I think this might save the film...

If only he could give Bane back his balls at the end, and while he's at it, use his balls and give the film back its balls and fix the ending.
I really didnt like The Dark Knight Rises because it felt too edited, too cut, so I think this might save the film...

If only he could give Bane back his balls at the end, and while he's at it, use his balls and give the film back its balls and fix the ending.
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8:00PM on 09/05/2012
Yes, please! Bring on the Director's Cut for The Dark Knight Rises. I felt the last 30 minutes of the movie was a bit rushed.
Yes, please! Bring on the Director's Cut for The Dark Knight Rises. I felt the last 30 minutes of the movie was a bit rushed.
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7:10PM on 09/05/2012

Kingdom of Heaven?

Can't read about this without comparing it to Kingdom of Heaven. Of course, the theatrical cut of Kingdom wasn't anywhere near TDKR. But the director's cut of it was pretty darn great: more backstory, more characters, stronger story, and more Liam Neeson of course. But lets hope if the rumors are true, that TDKR turns out to be the same case, hopefully expanding the story a little more (and I'm not just talking about Bane's origin. Honestly, i thought his background was explained enough.
Can't read about this without comparing it to Kingdom of Heaven. Of course, the theatrical cut of Kingdom wasn't anywhere near TDKR. But the director's cut of it was pretty darn great: more backstory, more characters, stronger story, and more Liam Neeson of course. But lets hope if the rumors are true, that TDKR turns out to be the same case, hopefully expanding the story a little more (and I'm not just talking about Bane's origin. Honestly, i thought his background was explained enough. Indeed, it was explained much more than I thought it'd be). Maybe it would clear up some of the supposed "plot holes," develop Bruce and Miranda's relationship a little more, and more Bane mayhem. Sign me up for that!
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7:47PM on 09/05/2012
KoD: DC is without a shadow of a doubt, Ridley Scott's best film made yet. Easily trumped Gladiator.
KoD: DC is without a shadow of a doubt, Ridley Scott's best film made yet. Easily trumped Gladiator.
7:04PM on 09/05/2012
I want a director's cut and I think Nolan would make a good one. It'll probably come out several months after the initial blu-ray, which is the trend these days (LOTR, Avatar, probably Avengers).
I want a director's cut and I think Nolan would make a good one. It'll probably come out several months after the initial blu-ray, which is the trend these days (LOTR, Avatar, probably Avengers).
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7:02PM on 09/05/2012

Director's Cuts that are worse than theatrical...

PAYBACK will always be my #1!
PAYBACK will always be my #1!
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7:45PM on 09/05/2012
The change in music is what really killed it for me.
The change in music is what really killed it for me.
6:56PM on 09/05/2012
Tidbit: Apocalypse Now was better than Apocalypse Now Redux. As for a DC from TDKR I'm down for that. Hell, I still want some extra footage from TDK such as the scene of Batman running on top of cop cars which was briefly shown in the trailer. What are you hiding, Nolan?
Tidbit: Apocalypse Now was better than Apocalypse Now Redux. As for a DC from TDKR I'm down for that. Hell, I still want some extra footage from TDK such as the scene of Batman running on top of cop cars which was briefly shown in the trailer. What are you hiding, Nolan?
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6:54PM on 09/05/2012
I want this! I want an over 3 Hour cut of this movie! And I also hope Warners does the right thing (the way Paramount did NOT with Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and releases the Blu with the IMAX scenes in tact!

I hope he makes a Directors cut, not just adds deleted scenes to the Blu release, but a full on Directors cut with the added material
I want this! I want an over 3 Hour cut of this movie! And I also hope Warners does the right thing (the way Paramount did NOT with Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and releases the Blu with the IMAX scenes in tact!

I hope he makes a Directors cut, not just adds deleted scenes to the Blu release, but a full on Directors cut with the added material
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6:56PM on 09/05/2012
As for the extra tid bit: I agree with The Town and add to it Hancock. I was a big fan of Hancock, but the extended cut was worse than the theatrical. Although that wasnt a directors cut i don't think
As for the extra tid bit: I agree with The Town and add to it Hancock. I was a big fan of Hancock, but the extended cut was worse than the theatrical. Although that wasnt a directors cut i don't think
7:00PM on 09/05/2012
yeah lol whoever made that choice with Ghost Protocol is an idiot. What did they think it would be distracting switching aspecet ratios? Well do they not remember that it'd be changing aspect ratios/size just as much as it did in the theatre? jeesh. The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are 2 movies who had switching ratios (for IMAX scenes) on blu-ray that I can recall, and both looked great in those scenes.
yeah lol whoever made that choice with Ghost Protocol is an idiot. What did they think it would be distracting switching aspecet ratios? Well do they not remember that it'd be changing aspect ratios/size just as much as it did in the theatre? jeesh. The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are 2 movies who had switching ratios (for IMAX scenes) on blu-ray that I can recall, and both looked great in those scenes.
11:10PM on 09/05/2012
As far as the choice to not include changing aspect ratios for the Ghost Protocol Blu Ray, that was entirely left up to Brad Bird himself. Here's a great article explaining his reasoning for the decision. It actually makes a lot of sense: [link]
As far as the choice to not include changing aspect ratios for the Ghost Protocol Blu Ray, that was entirely left up to Brad Bird himself. Here's a great article explaining his reasoning for the decision. It actually makes a lot of sense: [link]
3:36PM on 09/06/2012
@Molaram - his reasoning is that it isn't the same effect it has in an actual IMAX theatre. While it may not be to scale, the effect is still most certainly there as proven by Revenge of the Fallen and The Dark Knight, when it switches to those IMAX shots it does feel, to quote the IMAX slogan, BIGger
@Molaram - his reasoning is that it isn't the same effect it has in an actual IMAX theatre. While it may not be to scale, the effect is still most certainly there as proven by Revenge of the Fallen and The Dark Knight, when it switches to those IMAX shots it does feel, to quote the IMAX slogan, BIGger
6:53PM on 09/05/2012

Mmmm... (this is a thumbs down post so adjust your expectations accordingly)

Feels like a probably not. He really seems like the kind of guy that just won't budge on this sort of thing and would think "what was in theaters is the movie -- done" but hopefully not, I would love to see those scenes.

And yeah, was the movie really that divisive? Some people KIND OF really didn't like it that much and others loved it.

Prometheus was divisive. ...I think?
Feels like a probably not. He really seems like the kind of guy that just won't budge on this sort of thing and would think "what was in theaters is the movie -- done" but hopefully not, I would love to see those scenes.

And yeah, was the movie really that divisive? Some people KIND OF really didn't like it that much and others loved it.

Prometheus was divisive. ...I think?
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6:45PM on 09/05/2012
I too was disappointed by TDKR. Sure, every movie has its noticeable flaws, but here, it was just a little too sloppiness for someone like Nolan. I'd gladly welcome a Director's Cut that could possibly have Bane's origin, more screen time with Talia, more scenes with Bruce in the Pit, and of course, where the hell Alfred was for 80% of the movie.
I too was disappointed by TDKR. Sure, every movie has its noticeable flaws, but here, it was just a little too sloppiness for someone like Nolan. I'd gladly welcome a Director's Cut that could possibly have Bane's origin, more screen time with Talia, more scenes with Bruce in the Pit, and of course, where the hell Alfred was for 80% of the movie.
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6:45PM on 09/05/2012

Worse than the Theatrical?

Donnie Darko *shudder*
Donnie Darko *shudder*
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6:40PM on 09/05/2012

TDKR was good, but a bit disappointing

definitely could've been better and it's flaws unfortunately did bring it down I thought. Even though I thought the movie was too long already and a lot could've been cut *cough*Catwoman*cough* these possible additions could actually improve the film quite a bit in my eyes, especially on the Bane front. It's unlikely with Nolan's track record with DC's but we'll just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed over here!
definitely could've been better and it's flaws unfortunately did bring it down I thought. Even though I thought the movie was too long already and a lot could've been cut *cough*Catwoman*cough* these possible additions could actually improve the film quite a bit in my eyes, especially on the Bane front. It's unlikely with Nolan's track record with DC's but we'll just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed over here!
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6:53PM on 09/05/2012
also worse than the theatrical RAMBO (2008) Director's Cut

I made the mistake of blind buying it... I quickly traded it in and got the theatrical instead!
also worse than the theatrical RAMBO (2008) Director's Cut

I made the mistake of blind buying it... I quickly traded it in and got the theatrical instead!
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6:37PM on 09/05/2012
Wait, the Dark Knight Rises was divisive? I mean, of course I know some people who didn't much care for it, or who had lots of problems with it. I liked it myself. About 90% of the people I've talked to liked it or flat-out LOVED IT. Like, gushing praise. It was almost a surprise actually. Maybe that's just in my neck o' the woods. As for a director's cut, I'd welcome it. Although the film kinda felt long, it also felt like bits were missing. I'd pick it up.
Wait, the Dark Knight Rises was divisive? I mean, of course I know some people who didn't much care for it, or who had lots of problems with it. I liked it myself. About 90% of the people I've talked to liked it or flat-out LOVED IT. Like, gushing praise. It was almost a surprise actually. Maybe that's just in my neck o' the woods. As for a director's cut, I'd welcome it. Although the film kinda felt long, it also felt like bits were missing. I'd pick it up.
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6:35PM on 09/05/2012
I actually would dig learning about Bane's origins a little more. I'd sit an extra half hour for that.
I actually would dig learning about Bane's origins a little more. I'd sit an extra half hour for that.
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6:34PM on 09/05/2012
Agreed. The Town DC was unnecessary. Much prefer the theatrical version.
Agreed. The Town DC was unnecessary. Much prefer the theatrical version.
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6:31PM on 09/05/2012
I'm always up for a director's cut, but when will it be released on Blu-ray/DVD?
I'm always up for a director's cut, but when will it be released on Blu-ray/DVD?
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