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

Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)

Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war epic gets 49 minutes of (sometimes surreal) extra footage in this slowed down director’s cut – there’s plenty of minor alterations for film buffs to spot and a new love scene for Willard on a French plantation. The Redux was first screened at Cannes 22 years after the original won the Palme d’Or as a work in progress – classy move.

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