Director’s Cuts That All But Destroy The Film’s Theatrical Version

A director’s cut, viewers either love them or hate them. In the case of this particular list, movie lovers probably would have preferred if these directors’ cuts never saw the light of day. It might be hard to believe, but sometimes the studio knows better than the director!

Whether it’s Steven Spielberg taking the firearms in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and replacing them with walkie-talkies, or Michael Bay making Pearl Harbor a few minutes longer for reasons unknown, director’s cuts aren’t always the better version. From changing around characters and storylines to replacing props and altering the movie’s overall tone, here are some film’s director’s cuts that ruined the theatrical version.

Somehow, Dumb And Dumber Became Creepier

Dumb And Dumber
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema

If there is one Farrelly Brother movie that has become a cult classic since its release, it’s the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-led film Dumb and Dumber. The movie is just the right amount of ridiculous, making it extremely funny and rewatchable. And while it might not be the best movie out there, the director’s cut did it no favors.

The unrated director’s cut takes the lovable characters of Harry and Loyd and makes them quite creepy, making the entire viewing experience borderline uncomfortable. Not to mention the array of gross-out humor they decided to add. Let’s just say Seabass spitting on Harry’s burger is a lot more visual.