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10 Worst Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Movie

08 May 2013 | Features, Other Lists | by David Zou

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Deleted scenes are usually gems lost in the cutting room. In order to keep the running time at comfortable length, they are sacrificed to give room to greater scenes. The choices are hard to make because all the footage is equal to directors, that’s why they like to put them back in the dvd/blu-ray release.

However, sometimes the choices are much easier to make if the scenes are too bad to help the movie. Here are 10 worst deleted scenes that would have easily ruined the movie, we are glad they are dumped.


10. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith

The Scene: Obi Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin (Hayden Christensen) encounter General Grievous, who has a strange, never-before-seen Jedi held captive. Grievous than spits “Stinking Jedi” and kills her.

Why It Was So Bad: Well, we’ve never seen this Jedi before, nor even heard her mentioned, which means there’s basically no emotional impact to the scene whatsoever. Also, Obi Wan and Anakin don’t even seem to care she dies. Even more ridiculously, the Jedis then communication their plan for escape to each other by, er, rubbing their faces…


9. Spartacus

The Scene: It’s crazy this deleted scene even got shot in the first place considering its raunchy content. Crassus (Laurence Olivier) and Antoninus (Tony Curtis) take a bath together and discuss the difference between eating snails and oysters – a thinly veiled hint at gay sex.

Why It Was So Bad: It was just a little too racy for the ‘60s.

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  • pick up bart

    I doubt the deleted scene in Superman 4 would have ruined it, it was already garbage to start with.

    • Jon ‘Jonny’ Preece

      the car crushing idea is cool. but still lame movie

    • hesoyamdonMonster

      i wish the movie itself should have been deleted !

  • Mark Harding

    The Spartacus scene is no longer deleted, it has been re-incorporated back into film since it’s restoration in 1991. Funny thing is, they didn’t have the soundtrack to the scene, so they got Tony Curtis to redub his lines and for the late Lawrence Olivier, they got Anthony Hopkins.
    As for The Professional, that scene was only deleted for the American release. It has always been in the European release titled Leon: The Professional, which is available here on video. And I think it was cut due to time constraints, not for the risque factor. Actually, I think it’s a rather touching scene and adds more depth to the characters because now we know how Leon became what he is. I think it actually improved the film.

  • Robert Rowton

    The exchange about the accent in T3 was hilarious.

  • Allister Cooper

    Re Almost Famous, I understand why that scene wasn’t played – the song’s been done to death, and word is that even Robert Plant switches stations whenever he hears it :).

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  • Alexander Mycroft

    This Jedi appears in the Cartoon Network “clone wars” from Gendy Tartakovsky. the animated series also fill all kind of holes between clone wars and the revenge of the sith films. But I agree, the cut scene is unnessesary and very stupid with the baseball like sings.