I am a long-time devoted fan of High Spirits. I can’t count the times I have watched it throughout my life. It is one of those movies I go to when I need cheering up, and it stands up as a great and perfectly silly movie each time I watch it every decade I grow older.
I learned from IMDb Trivia that writer and director Neil Jordan maintained that the released version of the film was very different from the one that he shot. He was more or less excluded from the editing process of the final cut. He insists that his version is still locked away in a vault.
I am not sure how I would react to seeing the director’s cut of High Spirits, but I would be curious to find out! I hope that version still exists somewhere to be shared one day.