The Studio Interference:
Difficult to ever say anything good about this comic adap, but the theatrical cut released by 20th Century Fox is far superior to director Mark Steven Johnson’s director’s cut.
Why? Well, it all comes down to one scene.
In the theatrical cut, when Daredevil and Elektra kiss on a rooftop, he ignores a boy’s cry for help to canoodle with her instead.
In the director’s cut, he rushes off for a boringly predictable rescue. Dull.
It's a rare example of the studio sanctioned version being darker (and funnier) than the director's version.
If They Hadn’t Stepped In:
We’d have Johnson’s cut instead, which lops out one of the only interesting scenes the film had to offer, and chucks in a load of family stuff that doesn’t really work.