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Amadeus (1984)
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I originally saw Amadeus a long time ago on VHS.  Most people might consider it boring, but I enjoyed it a lot.  And then I read a review on the Director's Cut.  The reviewer enjoyed the Director's Cut, but had a tiny problem with it: the reveal that Amadeus had had sex with Katerina.

In the original version, Antonio discovers that Amadeus had sex with Katerina when Constanze is introduced and Mozart smiles and laughs uncomfortably while looking at Katerina.  In the Director's Cut, Antonio only realizes it later when he goes to Katerina's dressing room.  The reviewer alleges that there's a greater "emotional impact" in the original version when Antonio realizes the affair sooner instead of waiting until the dressing room scene.  I thought this, too.  Unfortunately, I can't find the review anymore...

Has anyone done a fan cut of Amadeus?
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Possibly the review? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsjoKza7nZE

Here's a project that restores the theatrical cut:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Amadeu...03/page/17
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It has been hinted on the Blu Ray forums Amadeus is getting a 4K restoration next year and they have the theatrical cut.
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(2020-12-16, 02:57 PM)NeonBible Wrote: It has been hinted on the Blu Ray forums Amadeus is getting a 4K restoration next year and they have the theatrical cut.

Oh, I hope so.
Amadeus is one of my 10 favourite films ever.
I prefer the theatrical cut over the extended cut, and the bluray of that wasn't very good either to begin with.
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Thanks, Booshman! That review NAILS the problem with both versions! A straight "theatrical" release isn't quite perfect, either. And Hollywood canNOT be counted on to merge both films *correctly* into a perfect gem!
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