Harry Potter director backs release of three-hour Philosopher’s Stone cut with Rik Mayall’s character added in
The Independent says Chris Columbus, the director of the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, has called for the release of his original three-hour cut of the film.
The original version, which was shown to test audiences before the film was released, includes around half an hour of extra footage that never made it into the finished product.
Speaking to The Wrap in a recent interview, Columbus said: “We knew that the film worked because we did a couple of previews.
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