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JabbaWaaabbba

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Tiptoes is a strange and terrible movie that stars Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, and, most notably, Gary Oldman on his knees playing a dwarf. It's really, really bad.

However, the original 150 minute film directed by Matthew Bright for Harry Knowles' Butt-Numb-A-Thon is allegedly very, very different from the 90 minute version recut and screened at Sundance 2004 after Bright's post-production firing.

I'm curious to see what hour of material did not make the cut, and, after watching another piece of Bright's filmography, I'm even more curious as to how the tone of the movie was changed post-production. My theory is that the original a far grittier story about dealing with disability, overcoming family tensions, and coping with loss; I can't imagine Bright's original intentions were to make a rom-com about dwarves.

This was Matthew Bright's last directorial credit, and I am very curious to see the 150 minute catastrophe that lost him his career.

If you have any additional information about the original/director's cut, especially how I could go about finding a copy, please let me know.

Thanks!
 

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CB2001

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Well, I haven't heard of that film in such a long time. I remember it, but haven't seen it in a while. You may be able to find the theatrical release, but as for a director's cut? I don't know. I wish you the best of luck in your search. I too understand wanting to see a film as it was intended by the director (for a long time, I wanted to see Donald Cammell's version of Wild Side, the version that was cut to Donald Cammell's editing notes and not the version that was butchered by the producer who took the film away. But it was only released in the UK on DVD, as the producer still has the rights to the American release, so the chances of Cammell's version being released here is slim. But, I purchased a region-unlocked Blu-Ray player and a copy of the film on DVD from the UK. And will be viewing it in the upcoming future.
 

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