An alternate edit to a film (or less commonly, a TV show) which may include new or deleted scenes, removing or re-ordering existing scenes or updating special effects.

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Director's Cut, Editor's Cut, Theatrical Cut. What do these mean?

What do the following terms mean in movie business? Director's Cut Editor's Cut Theatrical Cut What are the differences between them? Are there any other cut s?
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Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?

When I saw The Truman Show at the cinema, it was edited more heavily to make it look like a documentary about how the show was made, by whom and the actors in it, etc. Some things were mentioned ...
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What was the original ending and why was it changed?

The movie The Butterfly effect has multiple and very different endings. Specifically there appears to be two factors on the main character's decision: Save his girlfriend's life Save his ...
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Are there any differences between the new and old Titanic version besides 3D?

The newest Hollywood trend seems to be taking old movies like Star Wars and Lion King and rerelease them with an additional third dimension to squeeze the last bit of money out of them. Now it hit ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK cuts of the church scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service?

I will try to avoid spoilers but this question is meant for people who HAVE seen the movie. Apparently there are three different cuts of this movie as far as I know: US cut UK cut Indonesian cut ...
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When was the Star Wars Chasm Fail edited out?

I saw Star Wars the weekend it was released in L.A. I distinctly remember Luke trying to rope the scaffolding and missing when crossing the chasm with Leia. Leia gives him a kiss and says, "For Luck" ...
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Why did Hel get cut from the American version of Metropolis?

In the American cut of Metropolis the mentioning of Hel is completely removed from the movie. But it pretty much explains Dr. Rotwangs actions. Why was such an important story-element taken away?
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Why was the Force Ghost scene altered in the 2004 DVD version of Return of the Jedi?

In the 2004 DVD edition of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Sebastian Shaw is replaced by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost. But why? The other Force Ghosts appear to be ...
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Was Gremlins 2 the first film to re-adapt a scene for release on different media?

In Gremlins 2 the Gremlins supposedly get into the projection booth and wreak havoc with the film. It snaps and the Gremlin in the projection booth starts making hand shadows.... Etc. In the home ...
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Alternate “Fellowship of the Ring” Opening

I went to see "Fellowship of the Ring" within its first week of showing at a cinema. I remember it having a scene at the beginning that has Frodo being asked to tell the story of how he lost his ...
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What are the 7 cuts made in the Indian version of Deadpool?

As per bollywoodhungama.com, Deadpool passed CBFC-A rating with 7 cuts. What are those exact 7 cuts made in Deadpool to get an A (Adult) rating from the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) of ...
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Was the ending to Limitless reshot?

I love the 2011 movie Limitless. In the last scene, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro talk about Bradley becoming president and how Bradley has made his intelligence permanent. Does anyone know ...
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Why does Salt have two different endings?

I recently rewatched the Angelina Jolie thriller Salt on iTunes. The version I watched was the "Extended Edition". It seems to have a different, and somewhat less plausible or satisfying, ending than ...
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Modifications to the Star Wars original trilogy

What stages of revisions were done to the original Star Wars trilogy? meaning, how many times were they changed, when, and why? It seems there was one for the recent Blu-ray release. I know the Young ...
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Do extended & director's cut versions get released in theatres?

Do extended & director's cut versions get released in theatres?
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Is there a director's cut of Jackie Brown?

I re-watched Jackie Brown for the first time in a long time on Netflix last night. I know that Netflix usually only shows the theatrical versions of movies, not the director's cuts. However, from my ...
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Why did Zootopia change newscasters based on country?

The recent Disney movie Zootopia has a scene with newscasters. This scene changes based on the area/country where the movie is released. Why? Are they just representatives of animals native to those ...
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Ending of I Am Legend (2007)

The version of I Am Legend which I watched ended with Will Smith alive, but my friend claims that he had watched the same movie, in which he was killed by the zombies. I have gone through a similar ...
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How can I find a good-quality release of “Highlander” with the original soundtrack?

The new "Director's Cut" of Highlander (1986) apparently has a new soundtrack. The original soundtrack is supposedly only on the British release. How can identify the British release? There are many ...
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To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?

After having watched the Tamil movie Raavanan I was surprised to learn that there is also, Raavan, a Hindi version of this movie, which was produced and released simultaneously by the same director ...
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Scene in which end of dinner is signaled by strict father placing napkin on table

My parents both remember a movie scene with the following description: A family has finished eating dinner, and two young boys are silently waiting to be excused. Their strict father places his napkin ...
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What are the reasons behind the shorter Italian version of Cool Hand Luke?

I might have seen Cool Hand Luke, as a kid for the first time on Italian TV, probably when I was 10-12 years old (so we're talking about 1984-86) when the movie was already a classic (although in the ...
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Any differences between The Avengers releases?

This weekend, Marvel's re-releasing The Avengers into theaters in the US. At the moment there's little information on whether this release is identical to the original release. Many blogs are taking ...
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What new scenes were added to The Iron Giant: Signature Edition?

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition includes some new scenes that weren't in the original movie. Since I hadn't watched the original movie in years, I wasn't sure which scenes were actually new and ...
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What are the differences between the Region 1 and Region 2 Releases of Revolver?

While reading the Wikipedia entry on the 2005 Film Revolver I noticed it mentioned that Region 2 is the original 2005 theatrical release, while Region 1 is the 2007 reedited version, created by ...
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What is the definitive ending to Kiss Me Deadly?

Robert Aldrich's archetypal film noir, Kiss Me Deadly, is highly influential and well rated by many critics. But the original version is said to suffer because parts of the very last scene were often ...
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Why is The Punisher's “declaration of intent” missing from the German version?

There's a particular dialogue during the underrated (pun intended) Thomas Jane classic The Punisher where Frank Castle explains his intentions as spoken from the off (in a supposed farewell letter, I ...
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Why was the sound of an off-screen gunshot removed from a critical scene in a Magnum P.I. episode?

I’ve been rewatching old Magnum P.I. episodes and noticed something odd in the episode titled “Never Again ... Never Again” which is the 7th episode in the 1st season of the show. Without giving too ...
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What edition of Underworld has Rhona Mitra retconned into it?

While watching Underworld on Netflix, I noticed that in flashbacks the original blonde Sonja (Jazmin Dammak) had been replaced by the brunette version from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rhona ...
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Are there two separate versions of Hugo Stiglitz's background in Inglorious Basterds?

I've seen Inglourious Basterds a few times. I recall that the Samuel L. Jackson voice over which gave a background of Hugo Stiglitz went like this As a German enlisted man, he managed to kill ...
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Original futuristic battle Scenes from the first Terminator movie

I remember the original Terminator futuristic battle scenes as being more realistic from what I recently found on YouTube. I seem to remember long sweeping laser beams that were practically silent, ...
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What relevance does the comic reading subplot in the Ultimate Cut have?

What was with the subplot of comics "Tales of the Black Freighter" in the film Watchmen and how is it relevant to the story? Note: Tales of the Black Freighter is a part of Ultimate cut of the movie. ...
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Does there exist a full, “Director's Cut” version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I remember watching this on TV many, many moons ago (maybe early 90's?) and there was a scene where Spiccoli is explaining how he got a guitar pick from Mick Jagger. It was definitely not in the ...
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Confusion over the run time of 'Fireflies in the Garden'

Could someone please clear up the runtime confusion of this film? I've seen it listed at 89 minutes, 94 minutes, 98 minutes, 99 minutes, and 120 minutes. I watched it online for the first time and ...
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What was the original ending in “Vámonos con Pancho Villa”?

I've heard the original ending for Vámonos con Pancho Villa (Fernando de Fuentes, México, 1936) was changed. What was the original ending? Why was it changed? If possible, I'd need sources.
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Why was the cocoon scene edited out of Alien?

I thought the cocoon scene in the original Alien movie was pretty powerful and you really feel Ripley's fear and uncertainty. In the scene Ripley finds alien castings in the hold of the ship and the ...
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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride DVD/Blu-ray and extra scenes

People who have watched the special episode in theaters have (presumably) enjoyed 20-25 minutes of additional footage. Did this footage contain extra scenes, or was it behind-the-scenes footage? Did ...
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Are there extended editions of Harry Potter movies #3-#8?

I know that there are extended cuts of Harry Potter films #1 and #2 (Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets), for example part of Harry Potter Wizards Collection BlueRay set. But that set doesn't ...
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What are the differences between the 138min and 131min versions of Christiane F.?

Recently I realized that there are some differences in the runtime of Christiane F. In IMDB there are two runtimes. One is 138min and another is 131min. And they said that the 131min version is a ...
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Various releases of Punisher: War Zone

I watched yesterday some parts of Punisher: War Zone on Netflix and I noticed that at least one sentence changed since last time some months ago, again on Netflix. Spoiler of course... I'm ...
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Are there scenes missing from the home versions related to Marie Kreutz?

Two of us watched the Bourne Identity at the cinema when it was released and later watched the same film on a VHS or DVD version (can't remember which). We were both surprised to find scenes we both ...
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Original Cooties ending

Cooties, a horror/comedy film was released both in theaters (very limited) and pay-per-view this last weekend (September 18). It was produced by Glacier Films and SpectreVision, a production company ...
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Star Trek TNG TV episodes on DVD/Netflix different from network/cable telecast?

Are DVD versions of TV episodes usually different than the TV broadcast version? I was watching the ST:TNG series finale "All Good Things" on Netflix the other night. I noticed, there was a ...
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Have they edited the turning water to wine scene in 'Now You See Me'?

Movie: Now You See Me The scene was the first meeting between Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman, in the latter's office. In the first version of the scene, which I saw on DVD, all of them are sitting ...
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The movie “Shogun” 10 hr DVD vs 2 hr VHS

I Remember seeing Shogun for sale in blockbuster video back in the mid-late 90's. It was only on ONE VHS tape. It was either 2 hours or one and a half, I forgot. I was upset that someone had treated ...
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Is there alternate versions of What's Your Raashee?

I have seen What's Your Raashee in theater and forceful cuts of the film were easily noticeable. But few years ago, I have seen it in Indian broadcast channel and this version of film had two extra ...
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What are the differences among different versions of a movie? [duplicate]

While going to download movies, I always feel at a loss when I see multiple versions of a single film are uploaded in a single website. I can see theatrical version, directors cut version and extended ...
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How to obtain a good version of Pinocchio?

My understanding is that there have been problems getting a good copy of Pinocchio due to loss of original high quality masters. Supposedly the 1980s VHS edition is faithful to the original, but ...
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Giant baby scene cut out of Benjamin Button?

I think I remember seeing a quick shot of the cronologically older and therefore younger Benjamin Button in a trailer for the movie. I can't find this anywhere now. It seems logical that a scene like ...
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47 Ronin runtime?

I was looking to buy 47 Ronin on Blu-ray, but there seems to be some confusion regarding the runtime of the film. Amazon.com has it listed at a ridiculously long 238 minutes, this can't be correct. ...