What alternate/extended/director cuts would you like to see?

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  1. Gaith

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    Agreed. When the series was greenlit, I figured, "eh, never mind, that'll undoubtedly be better." And yet, somehow, it wasn't. :crazy:
     
  2. Mike Farley

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    There's a rumor that the 130 minute cut survives as a VHS screener copy--or at least Anderson claimed this back in a ComicCon interview from 2012. Shout Factory has been attempting to secure this footage to include in their upcoming Blu-Ray Special Edition (which has just been pushed back from a late September release to January 2021).
     
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  3. somebuddyx

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    Back around 2001 I would have said Dogma. I liked the background on Bethany and more comments by Azrael. I also wanted to see the scene where the Golgothan returns and tries to attack John Doe Jersey in the hospital ward and gets turned into flowers. Thing is, a lot of the scenes were released on the DVD anyway and I'm fine with the released cut.
    The Abyss is a funny one to me because as a kid I always wanted to see the extended edition with more aliens and the tidal wave but as I got older and I guess more cynical I kind of want a cut where all the alien bits were deleted and it's just human paranoia stuff underwater (but I guess the film would just end with them stuck underwater).
    As a fan of Lord and Miller even more than recent Star Wars I would love to have seen their version of Solo. It'd be cool to see how differently Michael K Williams was compared to Paul Bettany.
    I'd like to see the original Fan4stic but I'm not convinced that would be any better other than being more coherent.
    People bring up Star Trek V and I love that film but I think it's way too up and down to warrant spending money on it. I'd rather they somehow took the scenes of Genesis in Star Trek III and made it look less like a soundstage.
     
  4. Kirk Prime

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    With de-aging and CGI, they could make close to perfect or close enough additions to pretty much any movie.
     
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  5. Kai "the spy"

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    Mind you, it is very unlikely there will be another release of Dogma in any form, given who holds the rights to the movie.
     
  6. Smellmet

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    Let's hope they find it. Event Horizon is one of my favourite movies.
     
  7. Saul

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    With the news that Electro is coming back it might be a good time to do an extended cut of Amazing Spider-man 2. Lots of stuff with MJ was cut out of it.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I wonder if SAG would have a problem with that.... :shifty:
     
  9. Kirk Prime

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    Why would they, if people get paid for their work? Even dead people have heirs and estates that can get paid.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Depends on if a character "played" by CGI puts a real actor out of work.
     
  11. Kirk Prime

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    By that logic, any role played by one actor will put another actor out of work. It's about making the best movie possible with the best cast. In theory though, doing something like this would actually CREATE jobs.

    If I'm not mistaken, wouldn't putting an actor in a movie require another actor to act, with CGI replacing his face/voice?

    If anything, it might actually require two people to do the same job. You need a stand in AND someone who sounds like the original actor to do the acting.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It's not the same thing. In that case, an actor is being employed.

    When CGI precludes the need for any actors, how would you expect SAG to feel about that? They'd never put up with it and you know it.
     
  13. Kor

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    I would like to see an alternate cut of Dark Phoenix (2019). I was hoping beyond all hope that when it came to home video, there would be some kind of extended/edited/alternate version like what they did for DOFP. Unlike DOFP, this movie really needed one. Alas, it was not to be. :(

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  14. Saul

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    I was listening to the Caped Wonders podcast today and they were talking about Superman IV and how test screen audiences originally watched a 134 minute version of the movie. The one that was released is only 90 minutes. While it's not the strongest Superman film i'm pretty fond of it. I know there wouldn't be a strong demand for the extended film but I don't think it would cost too much to do it.
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    The full 30-minute version of Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming.

     
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  16. TREK_GOD_1

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    ^This.
    I've seen a lot of cut footage and heard some of the audio, and collectively, they would have made fine editions to the film.
     
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  17. PhotoBoy

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    I think pretty much all the alternate/extended cuts I know of that I’d really like to see have been mentioned (Batman Forever, Solo, Rogue One, TMP:SLV, etc) so I’m going to suggest Zack Snyder’s Watchmen.

    I’m a huge fan of the graphic novel and for the most part I thought the film was actually very faithful to it... except for the ending. I’d really love to see the original ending with the psychic squid instead of Ozymandias trying to frame Doctor Manhattan. I don’t think anything like that was ever shot as I think they decided to change the ending when working on the script so it would be difficult to achieve without reshoots I think.

    I wouldn’t mind them removing Nite Owl’s melt down about Ozymandias “deforming” humanity with his plot too. It felt a bit too much like the scriptwriter was inserting their own opinion on whether what Ozymandias did was right or wrong. I always liked that the graphic novel left it fairly ambiguous for the reader to decide.
     
  18. suarezguy

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    I'm usually not real interested in director's cuts. However, very much Blair Witch 2, the worst parts were the excessive repeated gore and the flashbacks and flash-forwards in general and the director didn't want to have them, forced by the studio, his version sounds a lot better.
     
  19. Sci

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    I am so tired of director's cuts, extended cuts, new edits, and ultimate editions. "Oh, but this isn't the real version of the film; you need to see the Ultimate Extended Director's Final Cut!" Just get it right the first time, for Christ's sake.
     
  20. Saul

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    If only. It seems that a great deal of these alternate cuts, director cuts etc are due to studio interference in the first place. If they just let the Director do their job then we wouldn't have them.
     
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