Details On The Expendables 3 Director’s Cut – ManlyMovie

Details On The Expendables 3 Director’s Cut


We all know that there are multiple cuts of The Expendables 3 out there.  The PG-13 theatrical cut, the four hour workprint and the cut that’ll interest many the most, the director’s cut.  Well the first details have emerged of this cut, although not many.

It will be released on the 8th of December on Blu-Ray and thanks to a German distributor, we have a new look at (their version of) the new cover and also confirmation of the runtime, which is 132 minutes, as opposed to the 126 minutes of the theatrical cut.  The new cover also has the FSK-18 rating which is basically an ‘R’ cut, the first and second movies had the same rating in Germany.  I also notice that this Blu-Ray cover is slightly less flashy and uses the old military-style font that the first two movies used.

The words ‘A Man’s Job’ appear to be an actual title according to the page for the release.  Will the movie actually be called The Expendables 3: A Man’s Job?  At present no other details are available.  But I’d wager that the extra six minutes is basically violence only, which could make up for a lot of those harsh cuts present in the theatrical version.

Last year we ran a screenplay review which was much more violent.  Although it wasn’t the shooting draft and we took it down via studio request, it was more violent (with more action as well).  Scenes included Jason Statham cutting a man in half with an axe, reported on by some sites during the summer but old news to readers of this site.  And other scenes, such as Wesley Snipes annihilating a full troop of special forces in a one-vs-ten fight sequence inside a room, by himself.

I’m not sure if this can do much for the movie, but it’s certainly interesting news.  Check out the German cover below.



  1. Glen

    September 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    This is good news. It does not make up for the shit the studio first shoved on us. I do however hope this thing makes just enough money for the studio to realize that it is still a viable franchise and the fuck ups were there doing not a lack of interest. So hopefully we get a part 4 done properly.

  2. predator spirit

    September 25, 2014 at 2:32 am

    it’ll be better but will not save us from the twinks.Besides, this movie needed also a proper torture scene rather
    than a rabid dyke punching
    two grown up men in a night club.

    • The_Night_Rider

      September 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

      The only hope is that they’ll change scenes as well as adding scenes. Doubt it though.

  3. Sweetos

    October 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    thank god, the PG13 cut was unbearable!

    • Gerard Missu

      December 7, 2014 at 12:33 am

      look at Die Hard
      now compare that to Die Hard 4

      • Sweetos

        December 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

        what do you mean?

        • Gerard Missu

          December 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

          take die hard
          subtract the realistic violence
          and the cursing
          then make it look like a video game
          what ya got ? die hard 4

          • Sweetos

            December 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            Oh yea, lol.

          • Gerard Missu

            December 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm

            filming begin last week

            Bond, having destroyed part of Mexico City on a rogue operation, and facing forced retirement as MI-6 merges with its sister agency MI-5, escapes across Europe on a mission posthumously assigned to him by his late boss, M

            He seduces the wife (Monica Bellucci) of a man he assassinated, and, using information from her, attends a meeting of a sinister group of masked terrorists led by a man who knows Bond from his past.

            Meanwhile, Bond’s current boss, M (Ralph Fiennes), battles his likely successor and the head of MI-5, C (Andrew Scott), over the future of an intelligence sharing program called Nine Eyes.

            Bond witnesses the death of Mr. White, a villain from Casino Royale, and finds White’s daughter Madeiline Swann (Lea Seydoux) in Austria.
            The pair head to Morocco, get drunk, screw, have stilted conversations, take a train to the desert, and kill a henchman named Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista).

            Bond meets the villain, a mysterious man named Heinrich Stockmann, who also uses the alias Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz.

            In an irritating expository monologue, Stockmann confesses over dinner that he is Bond’s older foster-brother and also the head of a terrorist organization named Spectre.

            Bond is tortured; and then for unclear reasons manages to bluff Stockmann into rushing back to London, where it has become clear that C has been working for Stockmann the entire time.

            Bond, accompanied by Q, who was in the next cell the whole time, follows Stockmann to London, where he kills him.

            Stockmann is not a particularly compelling villain;
            his motivations are never made particularly clear;
            his connection with Bond completely forced.

            The plot, once Stockmann arrives, becomes difficult to follow, and, honestly, kind of boring.

            Stockmann, we ought to note, also has an attractive woman servant who has the hots for Swann.

            A memo of script notes from August 25th..


            the name “Blofeld” appears nowhere in the script but script notes call Waltz’s character “Blofeld.”

            He finds the Vesper tape but never watches it.
            He appears to fall in love again for the first time since Vesper

            killing blofeld with one shot to the head ? seems boring

            Daniel Craig, said he hoped to “reclaim some of the old irony,”

            The lines are clunky even clunkierier than the roger moore Bonds

            punch lines fall flat

            waltz’s henchwoman Irma Bunt, demonstrates a hint of queerness