Mimic (1997)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (105 min.)
  • Director’s Cut (111 min.)

Mimic is Guillermo del Toro’s sophomore film, and his first project in Hollywood after premiering Cronos in 1993. The production was quite bumpy and Del Toro was unhappy with the released version of the film. In 2010 Del Toro talked about making a director’s cut of the film and in 2011 it was released on Blu-ray.

“This cut, which is great for me, is the movie is what could be rescued from what was made. And I’m very proud of it, I’m incredibly happy, it finally can be shown and I hope you will appriciate the differance between the theatrical version and this.” – Guillermo del Toro

Source: Mimic: The Director’s Cut intro on Blu-ray

The director’s preferred edition: Director’s Cut

Comparison of the editions with courtesy of Movie-Censorship.com