But in those versions, the artist is able to maintain artistic control. And if the director and the editors can't come to an agreement, the director is able to have his name removed from the new version. (Ever wonder how Alan Smithee could have a directing career that spans 5 decades?) I doubt that the CleanFlicks version calls itself "Alan Smithee's Passion of the Christ".
Again I couldn't agree with you more. It would be so wonderful for the directors to release those edited versions to the public. That way people would be getting the movies they want any way they wanted (original, directors cut, unrated, and edited) Almost like a KFC(original , crispy, extra spicy, and skinless) That way the actors and producers would have control, and there wouldn't have to be a third party trying to keep the feeling of the movie while taking out the explitives. But until that happens we go back to the same old story. Right or Wrong people want the edited movies, they know exactly what they are getting, so give the people what they want. Maybe these lawsuit will give enough public attention that Hollywood will clue in that there really are a lot of people that love movies but don't like the "BUT..." that comes with them.