director's cut


Definition of director's cut

: a version of a motion picture that is edited according to the director's wishes and that usually includes scenes cut from the version created for general distribution

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Recent Examples on the Web The Irishman director penned a new introduction for a special collector's edition Blu-ray of Aster's Midsommar director's cut. Tyler Aquilina,, "Exclusive: Read Martin Scorsese's introduction to Ari Aster's Midsommar," 1 July 2020 The first trailer for the director's cut dropped in June. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The “original disruptors” go head to head in The Current War: Director’s Cut," 25 Oct. 2019 The box set includes a Blu-ray copy of the director's cut of the Woodstock film, a hardcover book written by concert promoter Michael Lang and a replica of the original concert program. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Retrospectives by Bobbie Gentry, Pete Seeger & More Vie for Best Historical Album Grammy," 17 Dec. 2019 The film stretched out to 147 minutes and a 171-minute director's cut was released later in the year. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "Rise of the Super Sequel! As ‘It: Chapter Two’ Hits Theaters, Why Are Blockbusters Getting So Long?," 6 Sep. 2019 The director's cut will feature longer versions of some of the episodes, along with director's commentary, Bloody Disgusting reports. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "'The Haunting of Hill House' Season 2, 'The Haunting of Bly Manor': Everything We Know About the New Season," 23 Aug. 2019 The company may also make exclusive bonus content or director's cuts of films available only to paid subscribers. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Bring in the ads—YouTube may let everyone watch Original shows, films," 28 Nov. 2018 The current state of our sports landscape reads like the director's cut of a John Steinbeck novel. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "In our dark sports landscape, Stars etch themselves as one of the NHL's worst | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 30 Mar. 2018 Will there ever be a more risqué director's cut, or is that not allowed, contractually? Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Q&A;: Everything You Need to Know About VH1's New Naked Dating Show," 17 July 2014

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Director's cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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