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20th Jul '17 11:49:03 AM wreckingbally
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* The ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie. The 1984 theatrical version was not director Creator/DavidLynch's Director's Cut--the producers not only made him cut a lot of material from his script, they also cut a lot of scenes that had been shot out as well--but it's the only one he's very happy with. Then in 1988, an Extended Cut was made to be shown on TV. It used deleted scenes, but reused more footage than ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. David Lynch hated it, demanding his name be removed from the writer and director credit (this version has since been referred to as "The AlanSmithee Cut"). ''Then'', in 1992, a San Francisco TV station made a mix of a cut between the original theatrical version of the movie and the Alan Smithee cut, which kept the new scenes but also put the violence back in. Finally, a cut known as the Extended Edition came out on DVD, which was a 177-minute edit of the Alan Smithee version. David Lynch is now a bitter arthouse director. Go figure.

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* The ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie. The 1984 theatrical version was not director Creator/DavidLynch's Director's Cut--the producers not only made him cut a lot of material from his script, they also cut a lot of scenes that had been shot out as well--but it's the only one he's very happy with. Then in 1988, an Extended Cut was made to be shown on TV. It used deleted scenes, but reused more footage than ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. David Lynch hated it, demanding his name be removed from the writer and director credit (this version has since been referred to as "The AlanSmithee Cut"). ''Then'', in 1992, a San Francisco TV station made a mix of a cut between the original theatrical version of the movie and the Alan Smithee cut, which kept the new scenes but also put the violence back in. Finally, a cut known as the Extended Edition came out on DVD, which was a 177-minute edit of the Alan Smithee version. David Lynch is now a bitter arthouse director. Go figure.
14th Jun '17 5:55:45 AM jormis29
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* Sam Peckinpah's CultClassic film ''Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'' was a particularly infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling, culminating in MGM actually taking the film away from Peckinpah and releasing a considerably shorter version that nearly the entire cast panned and refused to be associated with. A director's cut version was shown once, but didn't make it to the general public until 15 years after the film's initial release. And just to make things more confusing, the DVD has 3 different versions.

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* Sam Peckinpah's CultClassic film ''Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'' ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'' was a particularly infamous case of ExecutiveMeddling, culminating in MGM actually taking the film away from Peckinpah and releasing a considerably shorter version that nearly the entire cast panned and refused to be associated with. A director's cut version was shown once, but didn't make it to the general public until 15 years after the film's initial release. And just to make things more confusing, the DVD has 3 different versions.
29th May '17 11:44:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' was first conceived by Creator/RichardWilliams (who would eventually become animation director of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') in 1964, but spent almost 30 years in DevelopmentHell. Williams eventually signed a deal with WarnerBros. in 1990 to release the film, but they had no faith in it since the film took way too long to release, plus Disney was about to come out with their version of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', so they pulled out. Then, the Completion Bond Company bought the rights to it in 1992, and a year later, producer Fred Calvert with Majestic Films released it in South Africa and Australia as ''The Princess and the Cobbler''. Many of the scenes from Williams' workprint were cut, plus new dialogue, songs, voices ([[SuddenlyVoiced where there really weren't any before]]), and scenes ([[OffModel poorly]] [[ArtShift animated]] by various companies and freelance artists across the world) were hastily added in. In 1995, it would be released in the U.S. by Miramax as ''Arabian Knight'' (later under the original title), where even more was butchered. An unofficial "Recobbled Cut" was made by a fan in 2006 that restored Williams' original vision as much as possible, but Williams has since [[CreatorBacklash disowned the film]] regardless.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' was first conceived by Creator/RichardWilliams (who would eventually become animation director of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'') in 1964, but spent almost 30 years in DevelopmentHell. Williams eventually signed a deal with WarnerBros. Creator/WarnerBros in 1990 to release the film, but they had no faith in it since the film took way too long to release, plus Disney was about to come out with their version of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', so they pulled out. Then, the Completion Bond Company bought the rights to it in 1992, and a year later, producer Fred Calvert with Majestic Films released it in South Africa and Australia as ''The Princess and the Cobbler''. Many of the scenes from Williams' workprint were cut, plus new dialogue, songs, voices ([[SuddenlyVoiced where there really weren't any before]]), and scenes ([[OffModel poorly]] [[ArtShift animated]] by various companies and freelance artists across the world) were hastily added in. In 1995, it would be released in the U.S. by Miramax as ''Arabian Knight'' (later under the original title), where even more was butchered. An unofficial "Recobbled Cut" was made by a fan in 2006 that restored Williams' original vision as much as possible, but Williams has since [[CreatorBacklash disowned the film]] regardless.
9th May '17 8:57:26 AM lalalei2001
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-->''Homer:''' Oh, I don't like this new director's cut.

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-->''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' Oh, I don't like this new director's cut.
29th Apr '17 9:25:57 AM Golondrina
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* The films directed by OrsonWelles post-''Film/CitizenKane'' were a magnet for ExecutiveMeddling, and as such can be found in several different cuts on home video. The official DVD releases of ''Film/TouchOfEvil'' and ''Mr. Arkadin'', for instance, each have three different cuts in the set. A similar release is allegedly planned for his ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.

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* The films directed by OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles post-''Film/CitizenKane'' were a magnet for ExecutiveMeddling, and as such can be found in several different cuts on home video. The official DVD releases of ''Film/TouchOfEvil'' and ''Mr. Arkadin'', for instance, each have three different cuts in the set. A similar release is allegedly planned for his ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.
27th Apr '17 6:34:38 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'', itself already a recut of ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', received one when an italian filmmaker by the name of Luigi Cozzi decided to release the movie in Italy. Since italian theaters were doubtful of black and white films, however, Cozzi also "colorized" the movie as well. [[Film/ItalianGodzillaKingOfTheMonsters This "colorized" version of the movie]] had scenes cut for pacing, as well as added stock footage from other movies and newsreels accompanied by electronic music. The result is often referred to as "Cozzilla", and sometimes as "Psychedelic Godzilla".

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* ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'', ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'', itself already a recut of ''Film/{{Gojira}}'', received one when an italian filmmaker by the name of Luigi Cozzi decided to release the movie in Italy. Since italian theaters were doubtful of black and white films, however, Cozzi also "colorized" the movie as well. [[Film/ItalianGodzillaKingOfTheMonsters This "colorized" version of the movie]] had scenes cut for pacing, as well as added stock footage from other movies and newsreels accompanied by electronic music. The result is often referred to as "Cozzilla", and sometimes as "Psychedelic Godzilla".
2nd Apr '17 11:10:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''Music/TheBeatles'', after recording ''The White Album'', tried to [[RevisitingTheRoots get back to their roots in spontaneous, energetic rock-n-roll]] with a film/album titled ''Get Back''. Internal tensions and creative differences prevented ''Get Back'' from being completed; instead, material from these sessions was released as the film and album ''Film/LetItBe.'' PhilSpector produced the album and added overdubs to some songs. PaulMcCartney (who was the main advocate of the "back to the roots" approach in the first place) wasn't happy with Spector's production. Decades later, when opportunity arose to re-edit ''Let It Be'', Paul jumped at it. This new version (titled ''Let It Be... Naked'') stripped away Phil Spector's overdubs, featured a different song selection and track order, and used different takes of some of the songs. ''Naked'' also used digital editing (which obviously hadn't been available when ''Let It Be'' was originally released) to remove tape noises and to pitch-correct a few of the vocals.

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* ''Music/TheBeatles'', after recording ''The White Album'', tried to [[RevisitingTheRoots get back to their roots in spontaneous, energetic rock-n-roll]] with a film/album titled ''Get Back''. Internal tensions and creative differences prevented ''Get Back'' from being completed; instead, material from these sessions was released as the film and album ''Film/LetItBe.'' PhilSpector produced the album and added overdubs to some songs. PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney (who was the main advocate of the "back to the roots" approach in the first place) wasn't happy with Spector's production. Decades later, when opportunity arose to re-edit ''Let It Be'', Paul jumped at it. This new version (titled ''Let It Be... Naked'') stripped away Phil Spector's overdubs, featured a different song selection and track order, and used different takes of some of the songs. ''Naked'' also used digital editing (which obviously hadn't been available when ''Let It Be'' was originally released) to remove tape noises and to pitch-correct a few of the vocals.
5th Mar '17 10:08:54 AM nombretomado
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* When MarvelComics reprinted the original series of ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' new pages had to be added by Wendy Pini to fit the total page count. Some of these were new episode titles and recaps, while others were new or expanded story pages. Most of the latter were included in subsequent reprints; due to ArtEvolution it's usually not too hard to tell which. A few of the new episode titles were also included, causing some disruption to the original chaptering. Controversially, the series was also re-lettered with bigger balloons which obscured more of the original art and removed some special formatting. This was not corrected until the art was finally "remastered" with computer lettering and coloring, which is the version currently available on the official website. Another reformatting took place when Creator/DCComics reprinted the series in {{Manga}}-style volumes, requiring Pini to expand, contract or extend existing comic panels to fit the new page size. This version also included most of the additional art drawn for the Marvel version.

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* When MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics reprinted the original series of ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' new pages had to be added by Wendy Pini to fit the total page count. Some of these were new episode titles and recaps, while others were new or expanded story pages. Most of the latter were included in subsequent reprints; due to ArtEvolution it's usually not too hard to tell which. A few of the new episode titles were also included, causing some disruption to the original chaptering. Controversially, the series was also re-lettered with bigger balloons which obscured more of the original art and removed some special formatting. This was not corrected until the art was finally "remastered" with computer lettering and coloring, which is the version currently available on the official website. Another reformatting took place when Creator/DCComics reprinted the series in {{Manga}}-style volumes, requiring Pini to expand, contract or extend existing comic panels to fit the new page size. This version also included most of the additional art drawn for the Marvel version.
12th Feb '17 1:15:56 AM bt8257
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Beyond that, things can get very confusing. The inclusion of one or more Recuts is often one of the selling points of a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. The Videogame equivalent is an UpdatedRerelease. See also OrwellianRetcon for when a recut makes significant changes to the plot or moral of the work.

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Beyond that, things can get very confusing. The inclusion of one or more Recuts is often one of the selling points of a LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition. The Videogame VideoGame equivalent is an UpdatedRerelease. See also OrwellianRetcon for when a recut makes significant changes to the plot or moral of the work.
30th Jan '17 5:21:37 AM Brickmaster4496
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* All seven of the ''franchise/Saw'' movies have unrated cuts, each of them being more gory than their theatrical counterparts.
** Allegedly, the original cut of Saw III was four hours long. The prospect of this version ever seeing the light of day is slim.

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* All seven of the ''franchise/Saw'' Saw movies have unrated cuts, each of them being sightly longer and more gory than their theatrical counterparts.
** Allegedly, the original cut of Saw III was four ''four hours long.long''. The prospect of this version ever seeing the light of day is slim.
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