I know I'm in the minority but I much prefer the theatrical cut. It's why I've never bought the blu-ray. I love the film (especially the bus scene with Elton John's epic Tiny Dancer). Only one scene adds real value (the Lester Bangs radio interview) and crucially the pacing is lost. Given the subject matter nippier pace of the original works better.jimmythegent wrote:Almost Famous - Another rock 'n roll epic that is much more meaningful in the full director's cut. This is what he wanted, and the tale is semi-autobiographic. It's what I want, as well.
Is it a Director's Cut? That word tends to get so overly used by studios, often they're extended cuts. Terminator 2: Special Edition certainly isn't a Director's Cut but is often labelled that way.
In fact, I'm going to listen to Tiny Dancer now. Timeless song. Made during Elton's singer/songwriter phase, before he embraced flamboyance and OTT pop.
I totally agree. I like a lot of the Special Edition's extra footage but that scene totally ruins Newts surprise appearance, to the point it's Theatrical Cut all the way.jimmythegent wrote:Aliens - I agree with most of the other posters. DC is better in all respects save the family exploration scene that should have been left out.
I'm rather fond of The Cage. Pike would've made a good captain. I do like Kirk though, before Shat became a knob.jimmythegent wrote:The Cage vs. The Menagerie
Which is included on the UK DVDs/BDs? I'm guessing the US cut.jimmythegent wrote:The Good The Bad and the Ugly - What we have here is the original Italian release versus the US version. The biggest difference is a long Tuco segment which is not essential, but it is fascinating. I vote for the extended version.
Volume 2 is so awful though. That bloody stupid unburying scene and where's the big ass finale? I am surprised QT never made this though.jimmythegent wrote:Kill Bill - The Whole Bloody Affair - Well, it never came to be, but I was certainly looking forward to the director's cut of this one.