Natural Born Killers, which version?

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  1. Cary T

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    Which version of the Natural Born Killers would you recommand, the director's cut or the edition that came in Stone's box set? I read the regular edition have writer/director commentary. Tarantino is in the commentary too? I'm distressing over which edition to purchase. Can anyone help me out?
     
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    as for the commentaries, both discs contain tracks with Stone by himself. there are no other participants.

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    Tarantino would never do a commentary for this film. He basically feels that Stone raped his baby.

    As for the DVD, get the director's cut.
     
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    It's a bit of a tradeoff. Personally, I went with the director's cut because a)uncut is really the only way to go and b)I'm just not going to give Warner money if they are too chicken to release the uncut version themselves. The only real issue is Trimark's DVD is non-anamorphic, so if you insist on that, then you have the R-rated Warner version.
     
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    Thanks, I was leaning toward the uncut before this. Looks like the uncut will be added to my collection.
     
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    It's always been my understanding that Warner refused to release Stone's cut not only because it was a hot potato for them, but for the same reasons they won't release Eyes Wide Shut. They want to avoid material that might threaten them with--gasp!--an NC-17. Silly.

    But you're correct, Rain, on the deleted scenes. Stone left the majority of that stuff out because it just didn't fit the film. It's fascinating footage for people who really dig the movie, though. The director's cut restored everything Warner and the MPAA made him excise that should've been there to begin with.
     
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