10 Director’s Cuts That Are Worse Than the Original

Donnie Darko

Richard Kelly’s post-Donnie Darko career (Southland Tales, The Box) presents a convincing case that giving him complete artistic control perhaps isn’t such a great idea — as does his cut of what remains his sole masterpiece. Like a David Lynch film, part of Donnie Darko‘s appeal was its enduring ambiguity, which was summarily ruined by the director’s cut. He messed with the music, too.