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Steve Felix

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I salute him.

I won't buy a director's cut of a recent movie, let alone a classic.
 

Garrett Lundy

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I wouldn't call him the 'Baron of Blood'. 'Prince of the perverse' is a much better title.

The only "tweaking" that should be done to films for re-release is restoration!

a big :emoji_thumbsup: to Cronenberg for his not being a Lucas-fiddler.
 

Steve Felix

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"The Criterion Collection is proud to present it [Videodrome] in its full-length unrated edition."

Ha, I guess you're right. Technically Cronenberg isn't talking about director's cuts, though, he's talking about retrospective cuts. I just spun it to my viewpoint.

This cut has been available forever, I think. This is me beginning to rationalize.
 

Rob Gardiner

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The term Director's Cut is often misused around here. Technically, it refers to the cut submitted to the studio by the director at the end of the editing process, before the men in suits get their grubby hands all over it.

So it looks like Videodrome is an actual "director's cut" i.e. made back in the day, and it is clear from his quote that what he is opposed to is the Lucasesque (Lucasinian?) practice of revisiting the work years after the fact.

Either way, I'm looking forward to the new Criterion disc! :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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