director's cut

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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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The broadcaster may also expand on existing reports, such as George Stephanopoulos' recent interview with James Comey, with director's cuts that add more information than the one-hour special allowed. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "The Roku Channel gets live news thanks to ABC, Cheddar, and other partners," 24 Apr. 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 The scenes in question appear to have made it to the director's cut, so fear not. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Embrace the Female Gaze: 11 Times Male Actors Did Full-Frontal on Screen," 27 Oct. 2017 Though a cult would gradually emerge over the years, propelled partly by a DVD release of a more acclaimed director's cut, Blade Runner in 1982 debuted with $6.2 million — or about $16 million in 2017 dollars. Jake Coyle, USA TODAY, "'Blade Runner 2049' goes No. 1, but with just $31.8M, attracting mostly older guys," 8 Oct. 2017 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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