Originally Posted by jasonAB
The laserdisc copy is the Theatrical Release. The DVD is the DC.
The IMDB has a pretty good rundown of the differences:
The worst changes for me are the conversation between Hawkeye & Cora in the burial ground, the "serious disagreement" and "clear it up any" lines being deleted, and the editing of Chingachgook's defeat of Magua (it also removed a shot of Chingachgook's weapon breaking Magua's shoulder.)
If they would just put the above lines back in then i think the directors cut really would be better. I don't miss the Clannad song.
As it stands there are certain things in the directors cut that are better but there are things also in the theatrical cut that work better.
Here's an idea though....Give us both using seamless branching....or does Warner only own the rights to the theatrical cut for Europe while Fox own the rights to the directors cut only for America ?
Wasn't it a co-production between Fox and Warner so perhaps both need to reach agreement.