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 Kelly released a director's cut in 2004 that expounded (poorly) on the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of his fictional world in greater detail, involving the spontaneous creation of an unstable Tangent Universe in which the film's events play out. Jennifer Ouellette and Sean M. Carroll, Ars Technica, 24 Nov. 2023 The company even trotted out game developer legend Hideo Kojima at WWDC 2023 to announce that a director's cut of his company's 2019 game Death Stranding is coming to the Mac. Michael Muchmore, PCMAG, 6 June 2023 Of course, one of his most recent and well-known roles is taking on the mantle of DC’s Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and both versions of Justice League (including Zack Snyder's four-hour-long director's cut). Milan Polk, Men's Health, 7 Apr. 2023 In May, Warner Bros. announced that Snyder would release his director's cut of the film on HBO Max in 2021. James Hibberd,, 14 Sep. 2020 Fans who have been clamoring to see Zack Snyder's director's cut of the disappointing 2017 film Justice League will finally get their wish, as HBO Max released a two-minute trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League during the virtual DC Fandome event. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Aug. 2020 While the Community alum did not wind up playing Effie, director Condon did give Brown a role in the movie that can only be found in the Dreamgirls director's cut. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2023 Woo's focus on Fouchon in his director's cut makes sense given Henriksen's performance, which in many ways plays as that of the film's lead. Declan Gallagher,, 11 Jan. 2023 The director's cut will now debut as a four-part limited series on HBO Max next year. Ale Russian,, 24 Sep. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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