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Buy Directors Cut or watch normal version on TV?


It's on TV tonight but seems to be the normal version. One IMDB review says the normal version is full of plot holes, and the Directors Cut is the one to see, although I can't find it online. Which version should I go for?

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Just watch it on tv.

It's that man again!!

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Both. I originally saw the short version. When I saw the longer version it was a revelation. The long version wasn't just longer, it was almost like seeing a different movie. Entire characters and plot arcs were removed in the shorter version, giving a totally different tone. My preference is definitely for the longer, but seeing both and comparing them is an interesting study on the power of film editing.

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