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Daredevil: The Director’s Cut (Blu-ray)

I’ll always have a soft spot for Daredevil, even with its holes and elements that go against common superhero sense and logic. The Director’s Cut of the film has great action scenes, an interesting protagonist, the beautiful Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell stealing every scene he is in.

When the Daredevil: The Director Cut came out a few years ago on regular DVD and I sat down to watch, I was surprised to find that: some (not all) of the holes were cleared up, the fight scenes are extended and tons of rated R-material was thrown into the mix making for a far more hardcore and enjoyable superhero film. Plus the added Bullseye intro-sequence in the airport is rock star and priceless. The Blu-ray of Daredevil: The Director Cut will be coming out at the end of the month, September 30. If you don’t already own Daredevil: The Director Cut on regular DVD, the Blu-ray edition is probably the way to go.

Daredevil: The Director’s Cut

  • The extras from the regular edition
  • 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Surround and French Dolby Surround tracks
  • New audio commentary by director Mark Steven Johnson and Avi Arad
  • Making of the Director’s Cut featurette
  • 30 additional minutes of footage

Daredevil: The Director Cut (Blu-ray)

  • 2.35:1 Widescreen Transfer (1080p)
  • Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Commentary by Mark Steve Johnson and Gary Foster
  • Commentary by Mark Steve Johnson and Avi Arad
  • Text Commentary
  • ‘Beyond Hell’s Kitchen: Making Daredevil’ Featurette
  • Daredevil/Kingpin 6 Takes
  • Elektra/Bullseye 16 Takes
  • Theatrical Farm Trailers
  • Daredevil Theatrical Teasers and Trailers
  • 28 Days Later Theatrical Trailer
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Theatrical Trailer
  • Fuel ‘Won’t Back Down’ Music Video
  • The Calling ‘For You’ Music Video
  • Evanescence ‘Bring Me to Life’ Music Video
  • Music Promotion Spot
  • Still Galleries: Storyboards; Costumes; Set Design; Production Stills; Props
  • The Comic Book
  • ‘Men Without Fear: Creating Daredevil’ Featurette
  • ‘Shadow World Tour’ Featurette
  • ‘Modeling Sheets’ Featurette

Here is a detailed list of all the changes, differences and key points of Daredevil: The Director Cut:

1.) There are way more swear words in this version.

2.) The confessional scenes are gone.

3.) The lame sex scene is gone.

4.) The first addition is when Murddock is talking with his father before the accident.

5.) The sequence of the accident scene is modified and has added footage.

6.) The hospital scene has added footage. He lets his dad know of his new abilities.

7.) The roof top training sequence has additional footage.

8.) The father has additional boxing footage. Blood coming out of his mouth and hard hits. The father has an addition when he’s coming out of the training room, red robed up and Muddock is on the floor. Murdock gets up when his dad passes and follows him out to his last boxing match.

9.) You see Fallon in the car after Murdock’s father is killed.

10.) Murdock wakes up in his sensor dep. tank. There’s a shot of his knee and calves, I guess to show their adjustable strength. You hear they move when he stands.

11.) Murdock and his partner walking out of court.

12.) More brutal and extended night club scene. You can actually see that its a badass biker bar. A girl flashes, bikers spin wheels. Jose defends himself after the bartender makes a comment. Murdock breaks someone’s arm and beats the crap out of three guys with his two staffs. Bullets get deflected back and kill the shooter. Murdock also says “Time to pay the devil his do.” There’s more dialog before Jose is finally killed.

13.) Wincing footage as Murdock takes off his DD jacket. As Murdock gets into his tank, Murdock hears a whore get murdered and does nothing. He gets into his tank and closes the lid.

14.) Playground Elektra/DD fight is extended with footage and dialog.

15.) Rap song playing over Kingpin intro has f*** peppered throughout. Kingpin murders two of his guards with his bare hands for no reason. He cracks the skull of one with his cane and breaks the neck of one with one hand as he holds him against the wall. It was badass and unexcepted. Hardcore.

16.) Bullseye gets an entire airport scene added when he comes to America. It’s so cool and funny. On the escalator, he hold his hands up like he’s ascending to heaven or something. He’s got a paper clip in his mouth and he has to walk through a metal detector. There’s a guitar playing in the back ground making the scene even better. It’s priceless.

17.) Coolio footage is added. It’s weak. Murduck and company investigate the whore’s death. Police think Coolio did it.

18.) Added church scene and scene in the ball at the hotel. Their is also added footage of a nun (Murddock’s mother actually) that’s cool.

19.) In this version, Bullseye says “I want a f***ing costume.”

20.) Lame Coolio trial footage. Lame.

21.) Elektra has extra Training footage.

22.) Extra alley footage.

23.) The Elektra/Daredevil fight is extended.

24.) The Elektra/ Bullseye fight is extended. Too much wire work for me though. Bulleye kisses her after he stabs her.

25.) Murddock says a few dark things to the priest before the Bullseye fight happens.

26.) The DareDevil/Bullseye fight is extended but the computer generated stuff looks bad. Real bad.

27.) WOW scene has been added w/ the detective talking to him about the dead whore at a bar.

28.) Kingpin/Daredevil fight is extended. Its more intense and bloodier. Daredevil punches Kingpin many times in the face, which he barely feels even when blood is drawn.

29. Additional footage of Murdoock walking the city, talking to the priest. You see Kingpin and WOW in prison cells and Bullseye in the hospital.

All in all, still flawed but a better version of DareDevil.

Source: DVD Active

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