25 best director’s cut movies

Touch of Evil (1958)

Orson Welles' classic film noir was chopped to ribbons by Universal before its release – prompting Welles to write an impassioned 58-page memo detailing the changes he thought needed to be made to the film.

Welles never lived to see the film restored to his specifications – but editor Walter Murch used the memo as the basis for a restored version in 1998. It's as close as we're going to get to the original Welles cut.

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