The Director’s Cut

This discussion made me wonder if there’s a site somewhere that rates director’s cuts. There doesn’t seem to be, but quite a few film sites have done lists of the best...

10 Best Director’s Cuts
1. Blade Runner (1982/1992/2007)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002/2003)
3. Until the End of the World (1991/2000)
4. Betty Blue (1986/1994)
5. Aliens (1986/1992)
6. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973/1988)
7. Almost Famous (2000/2002)
8. Touch of Evil (1958/1998)
9. The Big Red One (1980/2004)
10. Das Boot (1981/1997)

Top 10 Director’s Cuts
1. Blade Runner
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Kingdom of Heaven
4. Leon
5. Sin City
6. Once Upon a Time in America
7. The Wild Bunch
8. Apocalypse Now Redux
9. Natural Born Killers
10. Superman II (The Richard Donner Cut)

5 Director’s Cut Movies Better Than the Original
Blade Runner (Final Cut)
Watchmen (Director’s Cut, Not Ultimate Cut)

Director’s Cuts: The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary [good ones shown here]
Alexander Revisited (2007)
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut (2005)
Aliens Special Edition (1992)
Blade Runner 25th Anniversary Edition (2007)

Best Extended/Director’s Cuts? [discussion thread with many suggestions]

Theatrical Cuts vs Director’s Cuts [good and bad]

Is a “director’s cut” ever a good idea?

3 April 2012 · Film

The Onion's AV Club just posted their lists of the best and the worst, with the number one pick amusingly identical on both:,76968/,79676/

Added by Rory on 5 June 2012.