Die Harder, Die Longer

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"I paid money to see a movie even though it got 16% at Rottentomatoes. But then I heard the director is redoing some shit and NOW I feel ripped off."
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"Director's Cut" usually doesn't really mean "the director's preferred vision of a movie that the studio butchered" anymore, now it just means "slightly extended version to lure you into watching the movie again".
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@2 - Even if it did mean something, it's hard to think of a "director's" version of a film that was better than what the original editor assembled*.

*You could guess Blade Runner is an exception, but I'm not really clear on who-wanted-what between the workprint versions and what finally became the DVD—it is clear they're all better than the original theatrical release, at least.
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I always though it sad when in a rock video, the band gets so old that they no longer get the chicks themselves, they just sing and then help some other guy get laid. That's how the last Die Hard, and how this one sounds.

The only cool thing about Live Free or Die Hard was the fire sale. Which becomes more likely as we build Google Cars and the Internet of Things. The chase on the spiral overpasses wuz also k.

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Movies are often released with a different edit in the theater and on DVD. Scenes which were cut for content to get a desired rating or scenes which were cut for time to get a desired length are restored. I don't know which version should be considered the official version.

Really this is nothing new. Many movies are edited for overseas distribution. In the past movies could be released first run with a dolby soundtrack and then edited for a second run with a stereo or mono soundtrack. Some movies had different versions released on HBO or for broadcast or home video release.
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And with your luck, he'll put the Seth MacFarlane scenes back in.
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I think the important thing here is that the article used "comprise" correctly.