Director's cutA Director's cut is a specially edited version of a movie that is supposed to represent the director's own approved edit of the movie. It is often released some time after the original release of the film, where the original release was released in a version different from the director's approved edit. 'Cut' is synonymous with 'edit' in this context.
Movies which have a director's cut version include:
- Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola), re-released as Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
- Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
- The Abyss (James Cameron)
- The Big Blue (Luc Besson)