Still from Windtalkers

Windtalkers (2002)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical Cut (134 min.)
  • Director’s Cut (153 min.)

The Hong Kong martial arts director John Woo helmed the run-of-the-mill World War II film Windtalkers in 2002. The theatrical cut has been released DVD and Blu-ray but a director’s cut of the film is only available on DVD. In a introduction to the director’s cut Woo states:

“Hello, I’m John Woo. Welcome to the director’s cut of Windtalkers. This is the first time I’m given the opportunity to present my cut of this film to the public and I’m very pleased with what you will be seeing. Often the hardest thing about making a movie is deciding what needs to be cut and with this version I’m able to feature the material I felt needed to be put back in.”

Source: John Woo’s introduction to the director’s cut of Windtalkers on DVD

The director’s preferred edition: Director’s Cut

Comparison of the editions with courtesy of

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