Justice League: in addition to the Snyder Cut, see more films with other versions

Zack Snyder’s version for Justice League is considered a victory for the filmmaker’s fans, who went through a very troubled period of his personal life during the production of the film and ended up being replaced by Joss Whedon.

After months of suggesting a completely different version of the feature, Warner was convinced by him (and the fans) to launch the so-called Snyder Cut.

However, this is not the first time that a director has relaunched his own film. Below, we present five other examples of director’s cut that have become popular with fans.

Blade Runner

There are many stories about Blade Runner: The Android Hunter. The film first hit theaters in 1982 and tells the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who needs to locate and eliminate four replicants who are illegally on Earth.

The film is an adaptation of the book Do Androes Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick, and was responsible for influencing an entire generation, although it was not a commercial success at the time of launch.

Part of that failure is due to the cut of the film that hit theaters. With an off-screen narration by Harrison Ford, which made the film easier to understand, the film still had an altered ending, with a sequence of Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) running away together. Scenes that were left over from The illuminated, by Stanley Kubrick, to build the sequence of the two together.

In 1992, after a copy of the original version of the film leaked and began to circulate among film students, director Ridley Scott managed to convince the studio to relaunch the film as originally planned. The narrations were removed and the filmmaker added the scene that Deckard dreams of a unicorn, leaving the ending open for discussion as to whether or not he was a replicant.

Aliens, the Rescue

The same Ridley Scott released a second version of the first film in the franchise Alien, but it is in Aliens, the Rescue that the director’s version had the greatest impact. That’s because the film that hit theaters in 1986 was already a great action, sci-fi and horror film, which accompanied a group of space marines (or something like that) who are sent to a planet to investigate a colony that did not. has been sending answers for some time

However, in 1991, James Cameron released a version with 17 more minutes, which they managed to raise to the level of one of the most epic works of science fiction in theaters. The version left the characters better developed, presenting what happened to the little girl Newt and the daughter of Ripley, who during the events of the film had already died, and showed an entire sequence of action, further increasing the tension caused by the xenomorphs.

Lord of the Rings

There are some works in the history of cinema that achieve unbelievable achievements. And, perhaps, no film expresses this as well as Peter Jackson’s vision for Lord of the Rings. The three films, released between 2001 and 2003, presented for a whole generation the epic adventure created by Tolkien in the 1950s of how Frodo destroyed the ring of power. Although the three features could already be seen as “movie miracles” when they were released, there were still more.

Each of them received its extended version 1 year after its theatrical release. Added, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The return of the king had 2 more hours of content. Rarely can cinema witness such a significant addition to an already acclaimed work. Dozens of whole scenes were added, as well as other moments with more time for character and story development.

The Mark of Evil

Orson Welles is considered by many to be the greatest filmmaker of all time. However, this does not mean that he had carte blanche during production and many of his films went through cuts defined by the producers, and not by him. The Mark of Evil stands out in this list because, in addition to the scenes removed, Welles was prevented from working on editing, being replaced in the role.

The Mark of Evil arrived in cinemas in 1958, telling a perverse story of murder, kidnapping and police corruption in a city on the border with Mexico. For decades, audiences watched a film different from the one Welles originally envisioned, until, in the late 1990s, Walter Murch (the editor of Apocalypse Now, another film that also features a version of the director) had access to the filmmaker’s notes and can reconfigure the feature to a version closer to the one Welles intended to release.

Comparing the two versions, it is easy to understand the recognition that Welles won as a director.

Batman vs Superman: The Origin of Justice

There would be no way to finish this list without bringing a Zack Snyder movie, after all this will not be the first Snyder Cut in history. The first time this happened was with Watchmen, which won a version of the director with an extra 20 minutes of film, and the story was repeated with Batman vs Superman. The film had an average reaction from fans and critics, and the filmmaker blamed the cut that went to theaters, with 30 minutes less film than he had imagined.

These removed scenes took away important sequences from the story and destroyed the development of the conflict between the two most popular DC heroes. When Snyder managed to release the film as planned, much of the critics recognized it as a truly more complete work, despite the shifting pace.

Unfortunately, part of the audience did not give the director a new opportunity, which was marked by the problems of the version that made it to the big screen. If the Snyder Cut of Justice League following the same path, it will be quite a gift for fans who have struggled to gain the opportunity to watch it.

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