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

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

Sam Pekinpah and MGM came to blows during the making of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, with the studio re-editing the director’s film into a turkey. Its acclaimed 1988 re-release was of Pekinpah’s original, and it’s a classic with a fatal flaw – the director had cut star Bob Dylan’s soundtrack jewel, the much-covered Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

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