That is correct…
My Top 10 that need something done…Re-Edit and Restore
1.An American Werewolf in London*
2.Conan The Barbarian
3.Star Wars (A New Hope)
4.Enter the Dragon
5.Apocalypse Now! (Still pending the Apocalypse)
6.Total Recall uncensored*
7.Dune David Lynch Directors Cut
8.Gladiator Uncensored version
9.Alien Further Extended and Uncensored
10.Stargate Extended and uncensored with completed special effects
*Never had alternate version
I Can dream though… Let’s face it. I’m still not Happy with most of the re-cuts that these films already had and this is the main Reason why it is important to always keep the theatrical versions. you always have that to go back to.
Star Wars stands out as a totally different beast to these films though.
Highlander would be 11th but it’s no biggie over the rest of these.
Raiders of the Lost Ark would be 12th but again it’s done well but it’s a tease on some deleted scenes.
13th Would be Jaws for the Alex Kitner Death Censorship amongst music cues removed and stuff.
Essentially when a alternate cut and deleted scenes surface or you know about what is missing you can get a syndrome about it some what, and It can be hard to shake off… But only on films of huge magnitude with amazing artistic merit.
I think the deleted footage from AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is lost to time. I would love to see an extended cut with the three hobos mauled by the werewolf, but it looks like an impossible dream, sadly.
ALIEN, is another I would be thrilled to see extended. It very nearly happened! An extended cut was prepared with EVERYTHING back in - including previously unseen material - this version, I believe, was put together by Charles de Lauzirika.
The film’s director, Ridley Scott, viewed it and thought it was too long. He then came up with a compromise - ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT - which contained very little added material but many edits made to the film and augmented with CGI.
I hope the original edit by Charles de Lauzirika still exists and will be released as bonus material one day.
An extended edit for JAWS will never happen, I think, as the director is satisfied with the film as is.