Director's Cut Episodes
"Making something... Nurturing something is really great. You can see and learn so many things from the process."
The Director's Cut episodes, or New Production Cuts, consist of episodes 21, 22, 23, and 24 with extra scenes that originally appeared in Death. They were originally released on Video and Laserdisc as part of the series release in Japan. In the U.S., the Director's Cuts were released separately on DVD as Resurrection (episodes 21-23) and Genesis Reborn (episode 24, and the Video/Laserdisc versions of 25 and 26). Later, ADV released the Platinum Collection of the entire TV series which contains the Japanese Renewal of Evangelion version of the Director's Cut episodes, the biggest difference being the superimposed images of the Reiquarium were removed.
Bochan_bird translated the added scenes (but not other edits):