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Director Donald Cammell had his name removed as director after the film was re-cut by its American producers Nu Image. In late 90s Hamish McAlpine, head of Metro Tartan distributors in London, successfully negotiated with Nu Image for the UK rights to "Wild Side", and gave Frank Mazzola an opportunity to reconstruct the film. Using a video cut prepared by Cammell as a template, and working from various different sources of footage, the editor set about what must rank as one of the most intricate and thorough restoration jobs in cinema history. The Director's Cut, featuring a new soundtrack by Ryuichi Sakamoto, has been released on video/DVD in the UK under the title "Donald Cammell's Wild Side" in 2000. See more »
Never have a Director's cut and a released studio version been sodifferent . . .
I watched the Director's Cut of this movie premiered August '99, together with clips of the trash that the studio released. The studio movie is trash - completely and utterly and doesn't even aspire to be anything better. The editing is flat and the performances look like rehearsals. The Director's Cut (pieced together by the Editor after the Director's suicide) is an outstanding piece of cinema. Not a frame wasted. The opening sequence shocks you into an awareness that this movie will be very different to anything you've seen before. Chris Walken gives one of the best performances of his career. This is exciting, original cinema that riveted my attention in every moment of its two hour authorised version. The script sparkles with wit and dry, unpretentious humour and you never quite know what is going to happen next. A sexy, stylish thriller that makes you laugh and also appreciate the beauty inside every villain. The tenacity and integrity of the Editor and Scriptwriter that saw it through to completion is a monument to the industry.
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