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Director's Cut is a 2016 American independent black comedy horror film directed by Adam Rifkin, starring Penn Jillette and Missi Pyle. Principal photography took place in September 2014 and lasted four weeks.[1] The movie was successfully completed and opened the Slamdance Film Festival on January 22, 2016.[2][3]

Director's Cut
Directed byAdam Rifkin
Produced by
Written byPenn Jillette
Music byKevin Blumenfeld
Edited byDan Flesher
Distributed byEpic Pictures
Release date
  • January 22, 2016 (2016-01-22) (Slamdance)
  • June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States

On November 9, 2017, it was announced that the film had been picked up for distribution by Epic Pictures through its new label Dread Central Presents.[4]



Herbert Blount aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by capturing the lead actress and inflicting much horror upon her in his version.



For its presentation at the Slamdance Film Festival, the film was described this way: "This ultimate meta-movie is an insane genre-bending cinematic sleight of hand trick about a cineaste stalker who kidnaps his favorite actress and forces her to star in his amateur movie."[5]


Director’s Cut was released by Epic Pictures on Blu-ray through its new label Dread Central Presents on June 5, 2018.


  1. ^ "Missi Pyle To Lead Crowdfunded Adam Rifkin, Penn Jillette Satire 'Director's Cut'". Deadline. September 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Slamdance picks 'Director's Cut' as opening-night film". The Salt Lake Tribune. December 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Slamdance Film Festival Schedule". Slamdance Film Festival. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ "How Penn Jillette magicked up the 'insane' meta-movie 'Director's Cut'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Slamdance Unveils Special Screenings, Beyond, Shorts Programs". The Wrap. December 8, 2015.

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