It really is a wonderful movie. The Directors Cut has lovely pacing, fab performances by BC and Michael Shannon, and a deepness that is very satisfying to watch, with lots of stuff to think about and some interesting ideas about Ego. It’s a shame what happened to it.
The DVD finally arrived today, and I just finished watching it. I thought I’d be able to tell how this was different from the TIFF version, but it was so long ago that I really don’t remember. They said that they added scenes while also making shorter, and I guess I can see that they’ve done that, even if I can’t say which scenes were cut or added.
One thing that’s definitely different is the sound. The movie is much quieter now, and the transitions between scenes are not as “flashy”. What I liked about both versions remains the same, though - the idea of immortality, and of a “time machine” linking the past to the future. And of course, there are all the connections between Tesla, Edison and Westinghouse to my city and the part of the world where I live. They are part of our local history.
I haven’t watched any of the extras on the DVD yet!