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

Examples of director's cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't think Metal Gear fans didn't notice video game designer Hideo Kojima unveiling the director's cut of his PlayStation 4 video game by having Death Stranding's star character, played by Norman Reedus, attempt to hide inside a giant box. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 The time is now to finally see how the Justice League film fared in the hands of Zack Snyder, thanks to the release of this extended director's cut. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 18 Mar. 2021 The director's cut is about 40 minutes in length and is available on the Criterion channel via subscription purchase. Shelby Stewart, Chron, 2 Mar. 2021 The director's cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021. Tyler Aquilina,, 12 Dec. 2020 Snyder has since confirmed that Jared Leto's Joker will also appear in the director's cut; the character did not appear in the 2017 theatrical release, but Leto participated in the reshoots. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 17 Nov. 2020 The anticipation for the director's cut of Justice League is building with a new look at Ben Affleck's Batman. Alexia Fernandez,, 21 Sep. 2020 The director's cut features longer versions of some of the episodes, along with director's commentary, Bloody Disgusting reports. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 6 Feb. 2020 The Irishman director penned a new introduction for a special collector's edition Blu-ray of Aster's Midsommar director's cut. Tyler Aquilina,, 1 July 2020

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Director's cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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