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FarleyMcFirefly said:
Kingdom of Heaven

I've seen the TC on HBO while on vacation a long time ago. Never seen the DC, but people saying it's so much better makes me want to watch it. 

Same thing with the DareDevil DC. People saying it's much better encouraged me to watch it, and it was. It's still not a masterpiece by any means (the TC was terrible), but it shows we would've got something much better had Fox just let it stay R. Like I said, MSJ's original pitch was supposed to be even darker and less campy than the DC IIRC (the playground scene and rooftop highjinks were clearly mandates from the studio to win over the Spider-Man crowd).



KManX89 said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:
Kingdom of Heaven

I've seen the TC on HBO while on vacation a long time ago. Never seen the DC, but people saying it's so much better makes me want to watch it. 

Same thing with the DareDevil DC. People saying it's much better encouraged me to watch it, and it was. It's still not a masterpiece by any means (the TC was terrible), but it shows we would've got something much better had Fox just let it stay R. Like I said, MSJ's original pitch was supposed to be even darker and less campy than the DC IIRC (the playground scene and rooftop highjinks were clearly mandates from the studio to win over the Spider-Man crowd).

Kingdom of Heaven, I did the opposite and watch the DC first and I was surprised by the amount of harsh criticism this movie received, than I watched the theatrical release and I understand why. Not every movie needs exposition to be understood properly, but the theatrical version was missing some interesting pieces that gave the movie a more natural flow.

Movies like this needs to run their length time.



Alexander.

Hot take: a few exceptions aside, most of the extended cut scenes in LOTR are garbage and the theatrical cuts are vastly superior.






 

 

 

 

 

Sucker punch!
If not for all the other cuts but literally for the 2 minutes of additional content at the end of the film. Changes the entire movie and actually made it make sense lol. Dumbest cut ever. Should have just taken the R rating instead of going for the PG-13...

I also think Terminator 2 and die hard extended cuts are both beneficial to the story for being rather short a minute or two

Hands down though Aliens directors cut is the best adds like 17 minutes of important action and character development.

Alien 3 is a huge change as well as previously mentioned. I still don’t like it but 30 minutes does change a movie quite a bit haha.



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Veknoid_Outcast said:
Blade Runner for sure. The difference between the theatrical and director’s cuts is night and day.

I’m in the minority that prefers the theatrical versions of LOTR.

Da fuck you say? How can you prefer fewer Saruman scenes, and no Mouth of Sauron?!



Kingdom of heaven directors cut was awesome. The theatrical release was pretty bland, can’t even watch it anymore. No movie has improved more from a directors cut then kingdom of heaven!



I agree with all the above. I'd add Troy as well adding almost half an hour of extra relevant material. Hateful eight on Netflix also seems like an improvement but not substantial



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Machina said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
Blade Runner for sure. The difference between the theatrical and director’s cuts is night and day.

I’m in the minority that prefers the theatrical versions of LOTR.

Da fuck you say? How can you prefer fewer Saruman scenes, and no Mouth of Sauron?!

Closure for Saruman/Grima and Faramir/Eowyn were good, but the Mouth of Sauron scene is just horrible. Completely out of character for Aragorn.



 

 

 

 

 

Batman Vs Superman is one of these for sure.