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Release "The Black Dahlia" director's cut

48 Signatures Goal: 10,000

Here is the thing : "Brian De Palma's initial cut ran at roughly three hours and was a faithful adaptation of the book, with more time dedicated to Bucky's psychological breakdown during the investigation and his obsession with avenging the Dahlia. James Ellroy was shown a print of this version and wrote an essay praising it; entitled 'The Hillikers', it was published in re-issued prints of the novel which were released before the film premiered. In the interim between Ellroy's having seen the director's cut and the publication of his essay, the film was significantly edited. After seeing the theatrical cut, Ellroy refused to comment on it" I, along with many others, believe 'The Black Dahlia' to be a great film in its original form. The theatrical cut has solid acting and great cinematography. But the storyline has a lot of flaws. So, please sign this petition if you also wish the makers of "The Black Dahlia" to release the original director's cut of the film on DVD and Blu-ray.

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  • Mark
    Mark New Zealand, Wellington
    May 03, 2015
    May 03, 2015
    I'd love to see the full unabridged version. Was that what James Ellroy saw when he commended it in the afterword for the re-print of the book?
  • Shannon Young
    Shannon Young Australia, Armadale
    Apr 06, 2015
    Apr 06, 2015
    It's quite obvious watching the theatrical cut that this film was butchered to make it more suitable for cinema-going audiences. But so much has clearly been lost as to make the film largely dismissed - which is a great shame as it had much going for it! Why not release the 3hr directors cut on Bluray with Ellroys stamp of approval and make more money off it!
  • pete
    pete United Kingdom, York
    Dec 21, 2014
    Dec 21, 2014
    would love to see this
  • alexander simmons
    alexander simmons United States, Pompano Beach
    Dec 03, 2014
    Dec 03, 2014
    I thought this movie was pretty great. I'd love to see the 3 hour cut people have been talking about.
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