the taiwanese cut is not what Woo wants. it is definitely NOT the way the film should be. HKL (the DVD company) and others have on several occasions contacted Mr Woo and the response was always the same. so if you’re watching the Taiwanese cut, you’re not watching the “real” Killer.
Yeah, I know that. But I don’t understand who Woo thinks that way. The longer version is superior. It has much better editing, especially in action scenes (featuring lots of great action that’s not on the theatrical cut). Also, the finale is almost illogical in the the normal version. The storytelling feels too rushed. And the longer cut features some of my favourite scenes, like:
[color=beige](Sidney trying the get courage before asking the gansters to give the money back, and Jeff taking more hits in the finale before dying, making the finale more dramatic)
Note: only few of the deleted scenes have been included on HKL and Criterion dvds.
Theatrical Cut: 9/10
Taiwanese Cut: 10/10