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The Directors Son's Cut Coming Soon but.....


it has a 75 min. running time.
now im fine with this if i have the original 104 min cut as well.
they could be cutting my favorite stuff.

Action is the enemy of thought

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I just came to post about this same thing. 75 MINUTES?!??! That's a full half hour shorter! And sadly, I don't se anything about there being the original cut on the disc. grrrrr....

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More is not better, just more. The trimmed version is a lot funnier. The second disc has the shorter UK cut, not the US one. The UK cut has the most input from the director; the director's son has cut further and it's a better film.

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Terry Jones paid a visit to my school yesterday and we all got to meet him. He talked about how "Erik the Viking" was the first time he had never personally edited a film, and when he saw the final cut he was horrified at how much had been taken out.

So now that they asked him to release a new cut, he got his son (who's a professional editor) to re-edit the way it was meant to be.



Movies are entertainment. Film is an artform.

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I watched the Director's Son's Cut tonight and enjoyed it. A lot funnier than I remember the film being.


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ive watched them both and the full version is definitly funnier how can cutting scenes we all love be better

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Well that makes no sense. If he was "horrified" at how much had been taken out, then why is his son's cut ("the way it was meant to be") yet another half hour SHORTER than the theatrical cut that he apparently thought had already had too much taken out?

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*bump*

Good point, shifty - anyone?

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Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong and WRONG.

The trimmed version loses a good chunk of its laughs. Everything is rushed and the its just a total MESS. I have the DVD, but I'm not getting rid of my laserdisc version of the far funnier original cut.

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Wrong Wrong Wrong Wrong and WRONG.

Agree Agree Agree Agree and AGREED



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I've seen the Director's (son's) Cut and I was a bit disappointed. A couple of scenes that I found quite funny have been left on the editing room floor. If the original theatrical release isn't available on DVD any longer, then a new 'cut' should obviously be bundled with a disc or flipside that contains the theatrical version.

When the new release of Blade Runner was released without the Harrison Ford narration and up-beat ending it suddenly became a different movie. When you lop off jokes, such as in the new Erik, it too becomes a different movie. Yes, people sometimes enjoy the new version, but sometimes people don't. I can appreciate a director's desire to see his perfected vision, but once the original 'vision' is in public consciousness, if you mess with it, they may be peeved, and I usually am.

BTW, thanks for the political endorsement, mental nomad.

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