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

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Spielberg's Special Edition of his alien encounter masterpiece is actually three minutes shorter than the original, with seven minutes of extra footage replacing 10 minutes of culled material. Notably, you get to see inside the alien mothership. It netted an extra US$15.7 million at the box office – not too shabby, Mr Spielberg.

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