The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (116 min.)
  • Unrated (133 min.)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin was a surprise comedy hit and made Steve Carell, who also wrote the script, a go-to comedian. Like most comedies directed by Judd Apatow the Blu-ray and DVD include a longer cut.

Apatow confirmed with This or That Edition which edition he prefers:

The director’s preferred edition: Unrated

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

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (124 min.)
  • Extended (131 min.)

Like most comedies produced by Judd Apatow the Blu-ray and DVD include a longer cut.

Director Nicholas Stroller confirmed with This or That Edition which edition he prefers:

The director’s preferred edition: Theatrical

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

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (109 min.)
  • Extended (113 min.)

This semi-sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall was released on Blu-ray and DVD with a longer cut, like most comedies produced by Judd Apatow.

Director Nicholas Stroller confirmed with This or That Edition which edition he prefers:

The director’s preferred edition: Theatrical

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

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (111 min.)
  • Extended (117 min.)

Like most comedies produced by Judd Apatow the Blu-ray and DVD include a longer cut.

Director Nicholas Stroller confirmed with This or That Edition which edition he prefers:

The director’s preferred edition: Theatrical

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

Bridesmaids (2011)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (124 min.)
  • Extended (130 min.)

The comedy Bridesmaids was a pleasant surprise in 2011 and won over audience and critics alike. It also snagged two Academy Awards nominations. Like most comedies produced by Judd Apatow the Blu-­ray and DVD includes a longer cut.

Director Paul Feig confirmed with This or That Edition which edition he prefers:

The director’s preferred edition: Both

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

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (143 min.)
  • Extended (155 min.)

The classic tale of the heroic outlaw Robin Hood was revisited by Kevin Reynolds in 1991 with Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It was only second to Terminator 2: Judgment Day as the highest grossing film that year. Mostly due to the excellent song Everything I Do, I Do It for You with Bryan Adams.

Den of Geek: “Going back to Robin Hood, we got the extended cut on DVD a couple of years ago, which was received exceptionally well. I’m wondering if you feel in any way – I’m not sure if ‘vindicated’ is the right word, or just ‘pleased’ – that you got a different version of it out there?”

Kevin Reynolds: “Well, yes and no – what you really wish is that the original version had been that, the original release had been your version. But yeah, to some extent I am happy that people saw more of what I intended.”

Source: Den of Geek

The director’s preferred edition: Extended

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Alien 3 (1992)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (115 min.)
  • Assembly Cut (145 min.)

Alien 3 was the big-budget debut of David Fincher and the production was plagued with problems due to rushed start date. Fincher clashed with the studio executives and left the production during the editing process. Fincher has since then disowned the film.

When 20th Century Fox released the Alien Quadrilogy on DVD in 2003 a new cut of the film, called “Assembly Cut”, was included and it resembled Finchers original vision of the film.

“No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me,” said Fincher in a interview with The Guardian. ” I had to work on it for two years, got fired off it three times and I had to fight for every single thing.”

Source: The Guardian

The director’s preferred edition: None

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Zodiac still

Zodiac (2007)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (157 min.)
  • Director’s Cut (162 min.)

Director David Fincher presented the director’s cut of his magnificent film Zodiac eight months after the theatrical release at an event hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. FSLC associate director of programming Kent Jones interviewed Fincher.

“When we got the version we were happy with, we did one more screening,” said Fincher. “We hijacked people from malls and gave them the power of life and death, and made them Siskel and Ebert.” And due to those screening two scenes were let go from the theatrical version. Those two scenes were the major additions to the Director’s Cut.

Source: The Reeler

The director’s preferred edition is: Director’s Cut

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Legend (1985)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (90 min.)
  • Theatrical International Cut (94 min.)
  • Director’s Cut (114 min.)

When Legend was released on Blu-ray in 2011 it included the theatrical edition and the director’s cut. When viewers have chosen a edition to watch a statement from director Ridley Scott is prompted.

“The final theatrical version of Legend was transferred by Universal in 2006 directly from the film’s inter-negative. Although I was not involved in this transfer, it displays a much more detailed and refined image than the Director’s Cut. Considering the significantly different source elements and transfer processes involved, it is safe to say that each version of Legend has its own strengths and I leave it to you to decide which one you think is best.
– Ridley Scott”

“For years before its release on DVD, the Legend Director’s Cut was thought to have been lost forever. However, in 2000, it was miraculously located in the form of a pristine answer print, which was later transferred to DVD. Answer prints by their nature offer limited latitude in the transfer process, commonly resulting in less-than-optimal picture quality. Such is the case with Legend Director’s Cut. Newly re-transferred in 2011 for this Blu-ray release, the limitations of the answer print are now even more apparent in high definition. However, given its one-and-only source element, the Director’s Cut looks as good as it possibly can and I am pleased to include it on this Blu-ray release as both an archival curiosity for fans and a digital preservation of my original vision for the film.
– Ridley Scott”

Source: Legend Blu-ray

The director’s preferred edition is: Director’s Cut

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

Still from Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical (155 min.)
  • Extended (170 min.)

Gladiator conquered the Academy Awards in 2001 and took home 5 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe). The Blu-ray edition of the film includes two versions of the movie and in an intro on the extended edition director Ridley Scott states that the theatrical edition is his director’s cut.

“What you are about to see, if you press play, is the extended version of Gladiator. This is not the director’s cut. The director’s cut is the length that went out in theaters. This has a lot of scenes in it that were removed during the editing process and might be worth seeing.”

Source: Ridley Scott intro on Gladiator on Blu-ray.

The director’s preferred edition: Theatrical

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