I really like that movie. I know others are ho-hum about it, but it has layers, the acting is brilliant (a great role for Michael Shannon), the period stuff is right on, and poor Ben manages to play a real asshole with deep understanding (again). Nicholas Hought is particularly wonderful as Tesla. “No, I will not leave your slanted room.” Perfect. 😂
Perhaps the Netflix's version is the director's cut and not the version you had watched before?
I think you’re right! After watching it tonight, I took out my DVD and saw that it is the director’s cut - but I don’t think I ever actually watched it. I bought it and then placed it with my Cumberbatch collection of DVDs.