25 best director’s cut movies

Sometimes the final cut isn’t the final cut. These movies were altered (for the better) by directors after their cinematic release

The Abyss (1989)

James Cameron was forced to drop some tidal wave shots that couldn’t be completed in time for his deep-sea adventure’s initial release. Building on its pioneering CGI work in Cameron's Terminator 2, effects house Industrial Light and Magic was able to rework the missing shots – enabling the director to restore a missing subplot dealing with nuclear brinksmanship.

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