I remember a few years ago when Director's Cut was exactly what it said. Take, for example, Blade Runner: The Director's Cut ends up shifting the ending quite significantly. Usually, the reason for the director's true vision not appearing on the silver screen as intended was running time...which is why most films are around two hours - allowing more than one showing in an evening. Now, we get the film at the cinema, the film on DVD, the extended 'director's cut' usually follows later - forcing people who want the definitive version to buy it for a second time. And yet, in most cases now the director's cut adds very little to the film itself except running time. It seems to me that the phrases 'Director's Cut' and 'extended version' are just new ways of making money.....which begs the question: If this is so, then are we being sold short at the cinema?