Wells postscript: Big studios have knowingly and deliberately gutted great (or very good) films in the editing room and turned them into merely good or passable theatrical cuts before…Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America and Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous (far better as the “Untitled” version on DVD) are the two best-known examples. If Poland’s take on Kingdom of Heaven‘s “Extended Cut” becomes generally accepted, this will be another big example of this syndrome. What are some other films that went through this? (And don’t mention Robert Wise’s longer Star Trek: The Motion Picture…that’s not allowed).