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Old October 27 2009, 05:25 PM   #31
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Re: Star Trek XI DVD - Preorder or not?

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I don't think it will happen. AFAIK, JJ Abrams isn't big on extended versions of films. What we saw in the theaters *was* the director's cut. The best we can hope for is just having the deleted scenes in a separate section.
Abrams may not be, but I don't doubt Paramount would love to double dip on it. And it's not exactly footage that Abrams was forced to shoot and later cut (like the Blade Runner voice over or a "happy ending"), it's stuff he liked but trimmed for pacing and such.
But since they were deleted for storytelling and pacing reasons, that would make it even more unlikely a director would put them back in.
Abrams is on record saying that the theatrical cut IS his director's cut. However, I agree that Paramount may push for one just to get the double dip on such a successful movie for them.
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