I Have seen the original french version. I ordered the first release of this (not knowing that the Director's Cut was coming), And would love to "upgrade" to the director's cut release (especially after seeing the very bad edit). Anybody know if there will be a mail in rebate for this release for those of us who got suckered into the first release?
What is more confusing to me, is that at this point. the running time listed for the August 13th regular version release and October 1st Director's Cut version release are the same: 107 minutes. Hopefully this will be clarified, changed, or corrected.
I talked to the manufacture, and they said they would give me free shipping from their site (which still makes it more then on amazon) :-\ I would say that less then a min has been cut in the "Family Friendly" version, but the cuts are very jarring and noticeable (at least they were to me).