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.