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12th Jul '17 9:02:01 AM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' got an Editor's Cut that deletes two minutes of footage, restores old music and uses heavily improved focus on characters such as the Sandman.

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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' got had an altered yet shorter and improved version called Spider-Man 3: Editor's Cut that deletes two minutes of footage, restores old with restored music and uses heavily improved better focus on characters such as character development. It reinforces the Sandman.belief many hold that there is a good movie buried inside here, it just got bogged down with all the ExecutiveMeddling.
23rd Jun '17 6:00:28 AM AmuckCricetine
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** "The Sea Devils" has a really long cliffhanger recap of a comical, over-the-top sword-fight between the Doctor and the Master. It goes without saying that what on first viewing is RefugeInAudacity becomes insufferable, gratuitous and full of FridgeLogic watched twice in quick succession. Best to have a little break between those two parts, if you can.
** "The Android Invasion" is a particularly extreme case, because a major plot point concerns a throwaway exchange about thirty seconds into the first episode (the Doctor casually offering Sarah a sip of his drink and Sarah turning it down). It's easy enough to remember that Sarah [[DoesNotLikeSpam doesn't like ginger pop]] if you watched the whole thing in one sitting, but most viewers who weren't anorak-level Sarah fans would have been lost after waiting a week between episodes.

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils The Sea Devils" Devils]]" has a really long cliffhanger recap of a comical, over-the-top sword-fight between the Doctor and the Master. It goes without saying that what on first viewing is RefugeInAudacity becomes insufferable, gratuitous and full of FridgeLogic watched twice in quick succession. Best to have a little break between those two parts, if you can.
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroisInvasion The Android Invasion" Invasion]]" is a particularly extreme case, because a major plot point concerns a throwaway exchange about thirty seconds into the first episode (the Doctor casually offering Sarah a sip of his drink and Sarah turning it down). It's easy enough to remember that Sarah [[DoesNotLikeSpam doesn't like ginger pop]] if you watched the whole thing in one sitting, but most viewers who weren't anorak-level Sarah fans would have been lost after waiting a week between episodes.
20th Jun '17 8:55:55 AM cwf123
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** Same thing with ''Film/The Hobbit'' trilogy, adding in character moments and further explanation and fleshing out of plot points that greatly improves all three films.

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** Same thing with ''Film/The Hobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy, adding in character moments and further explanation and fleshing out of plot points that greatly improves all three films.



* ''Film/SpiderMan2'' got an extended version called ''Spider-Man 2.1'' which has more elegant battle scenes.
* ''Film/SpiderMan3'' got an Editor's Cut that deletes two minutes of footage, restores old music and uses heavily improved focus on characters such as the Sandman.



* ''Film/DarkCity'''s Director's Cut removes the opening narration that ruins the whole movie by explaining everything (because the studio thought that ViewersAreMorons).

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* ''Film/DarkCity'''s Director's Cut removes the opening narration that ruins the whole movie by explaining everything (because the studio thought that ViewersAreMorons).ViewersAreMorons) and uses Creator/JenniferConnelly's voice for her singing rather than a voice double.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'': While the original episodes were only 4 minutes long and had very little plot between them, the DVD releases just strung the episodes together, sans the in-between title sequences and end credits. The whole series flowed like two hour-long movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'': While the original 19 episodes were only 4 minutes long and had very little plot between them, the DVD releases just strung the episodes together, sans the in-between title sequences and end credits. The whole series flowed like two hour-long movies.
7th Jun '17 10:01:21 PM LyraGRowin
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* Similarly to other mythology-heavy shows already mentioned, ''Series/TheXFiles'' is easier to follow when you can watch episodes consecutively. Of course, how much of it makes sense is up for debate...
7th Jun '17 9:58:38 PM LyraGRowin
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved or to find out what's going on with a certain character.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved resolved, or to find out what's going on with a certain character.
7th Jun '17 9:58:09 PM LyraGRowin
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved or to find out what's going on with a certain character.



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved or to find out what's going on with a certain character.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved or to find out what's going on with a certain character.
7th Jun '17 9:57:47 PM LyraGRowin
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is much more enjoyable when you don't have to wait weeks (or months) for cliffhangers to be resolved or to find out what's going on with a certain character.
7th Jun '17 9:55:06 PM LyraGRowin
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* A lot of shows cancelled after just a season or so feel this way, such as ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' and ''Series/FlashForward2009'', feel a lot better on DVD leading some to be frustrated at the end of the series. Watching one episode after another commercial-free makes the story feel much tighter.

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* A lot of shows cancelled after just a season or so feel this way, so, such as ''Series/{{Jericho}}'' and ''Series/FlashForward2009'', feel a lot better on DVD DVD, leading some to be frustrated at the end of the series. Watching one episode after another commercial-free makes the story feel much tighter.
28th May '17 4:11:23 PM nombretomado
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** Subversion: the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' [=DVDs=] sadly ''are'' edited to remove blackface gags and do feature Mammy Two-Shoes either cut from scenes or with a voice that doesn't sound like a stereotypical SassyBlackWoman. If you're a classic cartoon purist, then it's not BetterOnDVD (unless you count the fact that you can now watch it without that irritating Cartoon Network station ID bug at the bottom of the screen). But there is some good news: WarnerBros actually reversed this trend when it was discovered that the original DVD releases (advertised as being for collectors) contained the edits and redubbed Mammy voice. WB quickly set up an exchange system wherein consumers (if they so wished) could swap out the discs for ones with the uncut shorts. There are still a couple missing episodes from the DVD's though that had too many blackface gags; these are supposedly going to appear on another disc set according to Warner.

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** Subversion: the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' [=DVDs=] sadly ''are'' edited to remove blackface gags and do feature Mammy Two-Shoes either cut from scenes or with a voice that doesn't sound like a stereotypical SassyBlackWoman. If you're a classic cartoon purist, then it's not BetterOnDVD (unless you count the fact that you can now watch it without that irritating Cartoon Network station ID bug at the bottom of the screen). But there is some good news: WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros actually reversed this trend when it was discovered that the original DVD releases (advertised as being for collectors) contained the edits and redubbed Mammy voice. WB quickly set up an exchange system wherein consumers (if they so wished) could swap out the discs for ones with the uncut shorts. There are still a couple missing episodes from the DVD's though that had too many blackface gags; these are supposedly going to appear on another disc set according to Warner.
27th May '17 5:45:04 PM Bronzethumb
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'', the 90s prestige series that existed before the concept of a prestige series. Being able to binge makes it ''much'' easier to get through the post-Laura Palmer episodes in the middle of season two, easily the weakest part of the whole show; it was this run of episodes that caused the biggest bleed in viewers during the show's initial broadcast, leading to its cancellation.
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