After much anticipation I was finally able to see the director's cut last night. In my opinion it's still a mess. Many edits seem abrupt & sophomoric. The story never really comes together and is no more involving than the theatrical release. Dialogue is often horribly written, but maybe that's part of it's 80s legacy. Even the legendary Goldsmith score isn't that great and certainly isn't that superior to the Tangerine Dream soundtrack. On the plus side the transfer looks pretty good for the director's cut, but not nearly as nice on the theatrical version.