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

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Originally scheduled for a 2002 release, legal disputes meant we didn’t see Blade Runner: The Final Cut until 2007. A good thing, too – as a result, we got special effects scanned at 8000fps – four times that used in normal restorations. A scene with a stripper running down the street was actually re-shot twenty years after the original film's release – with the original actress.

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