director's cut

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Either way, this is Cavill's first time back as Superman since 2017's Justice League, not counting Zack Snyder's 2021 director's cut of that film. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 21 Oct. 2022 Snyder's fans successfully lobbied for Warner Bros. to release a director's cut of Justice League dubbed the Snyder Cut, so could that enthusiasm have convinced Warner Bros. that Snyder's cast shouldn't be abandoned entirely? Brendan Morrow, The Week, 21 Oct. 2022 No Way Home is 2 hours and 28 minutes, and the director's cut of Zack Snyder's Justice League, which debuted on HBO Max last year, is a massive 4 hours and 2 minutes long. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 4 Apr. 2022 But thankfully in 2014, Barker's director's cut was released, restoring 20 minutes of footage to the original running time of 102 minutes. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2022 Recommended by Our Editors Following its rise to cult status, the film got a director's cut release in 1992, followed by The Final Cut in 2007. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 16 Sep. 2022 WarnerMedia ultimately caved to this movement by releasing a director's cut of Justice League on HBO Max in 2021. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 19 July 2022 In May, Snyder told Esquire whether he is done with DC movies after debuting his director's cut of Justice League following fan demand for the project. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2022 No Way Home is 2 hours and 28 minutes, and the director's cut Zack Snyder's Justice League, which debuted on HBO Max last year, is a massive 4 hours and 2 minutes long. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of director's cut was in 1980

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“Director's cut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/director%27s%20cut. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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