A Director's cut (or other names known as "Extended cut", "Uncut version" and "Original version") is an ordinary edited version of a film that is supposed to represent the director's own approved edit. 'Cut' explicitly refers to the process of film editing: the director's cut is preceded by the rough editor's cut and followed by the final cut meant for the public film release.
Which the director's cut that it gave an positive when it happen that some films is have ruined from the test screening that it received poor reception from been edited out and removed to make it horrible.
Director's cuts of film are not generally released to the public: with most film studios the director does not have a final cut privilege. The studio (whose investment is at risk) can insist on changes that they think will make the film profit more at the box office. This sometimes means a happier ending or less ambiguity, or excluding scenes that would earn a more audience-restricting rating, but more often means that the film is simply shortened to provide more screenings per day. The most common form of director's cut is therefore to have extra scenes added, often making the director's cut considerably longer than the final cut.
Roger Ebert approves of the use of the label in unsuccessful films that had been tampered with by studio executives, such as Sergio Leone's original cut of Once Upon a Time in America, and the moderately successful theatrical version of Daredevil, which were altered by studio interference for their theatrical release. However, Ebert considers adding such material to a successful film a waste.
Examples of Director's cut
- In the remake of the 1986 comedy musical film Little Shop of Horrors, it shown of the original ending when the main antagonist Audrey II ate both of the main protagonists Seymour and Audrey and subsequently "ruling" the world by destroying and eating all that remains of human civilization. Which the theatrical version instead ends with the main hero destroying the plant. The original ending was made available in Blu-Ray versions of the movie.
- The Thief and the Cobbler is use to made of Richard Williams that it was start making the film in 1964, it make about in 30 years to completed the film but until some film agents is thrown Richard out from the development and it was been rushed which it was been received panned reviews, meanwhile the fandom of Richard in 2006 is use to find all the unfinished footage from the film that it known as "Recobbled Cut".
- Superman II, director Richard Donner was fired and replaced with Richard Lester, who reshot much of the film. The original theatrical cut is about 35% Donner footage and 65% Lester footage. In 2006, Richard Donner released his own cut of the film on DVD, which is composed of about 90% of his material, and makes use of rehearsal footage and screen tests to make up the parts he never got a chance to film properly.
- All Disney films is use to make of Special Editions of both Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King each film got an additional musical number; in both cases the songs were taken from the stage versions, although in Beauty and the Beast it have an "Human Again" was really a Cut Song from the movie. Disney had the foresight of making both the original and special editions included on the DVD releases, although neither "original" one was the original animation.