Deleted scene

deleted szene (gold cut scene ) is footage That has-been removed from the final release of a movie or television show.

A related term is “extended scene,” the longer version of a scene that was shortened for the final version of the film. Often, extended scenes are included in the collections of deleted scenes, as they are referred to the scenes themselves, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Serenity .

Reasons for removal

See also: Re-edited film

Scenes are often removed from movies and the request for a studio or network, or to reduce narrative flow.

Requests for alteration

The studio or network can be uncomfortable with a certain scene. It may be altered, removed, or replaced.

That is most common in the production of television networks and channels, which are often very important. There may be a fear of losing ratings, or being troubled by fines or otherwise.

  • The 2002 Fox series Firefly ‘s original pilot episode ( ” Serenity “, parts 1 and 2) HAD Such a change made, with the original, less action-packed szene being white REPLACED in the final cut of the episode order featuring on the later DVD box set release of the series, as one of several bonus features. [1]
  • A scene in the pilot of 24 involved the destruction of a Boeing 747 . Aired just a few months after the 9/11 attacks , the producers made some creative edits to cut out of the plane visibly exploding. [2]

Running time

Concerns about running time can also cause scenes to be removed or shortening.

In feature films, scenes can be cut to the length of the film’s theatrical cut. That Apparently happened with MOST of the Harry Potter feature films, Including an arguably-significant transitional / plot-related szene in the second film (Involving Harry’s overhearing of the conversation in the shop in Knockturn Alley), qui Was not in the theatrical cut goal was released on the 2-disc DVD, along with several other deleted scenes. quote needed ]

In Terminator 2: Judgment Day , the scene showing John Connor reprogramming the Terminator was shortened by deleting dialogue that made other scenes necessary. Left out of the theatrical release version, they were restored on the VHS edition. Also, a scene of the T-1000 killing the family dog ​​was deleted. In interviews, both Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron stress that it was done to the film; the theatrical version still ran 2.5 h, even without the scenes. However, they were not restored for the DVD set that was released in 2003. citation needed ]

In Thirteen Ghosts , a scene was removed from Kathy and Bobby being in the trap room, where they are summoned to the Eye of Hell in which they are a conversation about the ghosts being their deceased mother. The scene was included on the DVD release. quote needed ]

In television serials, however, running time is becoming even more important because of the strict timeslot limitations, especially on channels supported by advertisements, and there may be only 20 minutes of actual show per half-hour timeslot. Depending on the location and the particular format of the show, which may or may not include opening credits or closing credits; many ad-supported stations “squish” the closing credits or force them to split-screen to show more advertising. Most programs are in either a half-hour or a one-hour timeslot. That strength producteurs of television serials to break up the acts in a Manner That will (hopefully) make the viewer want to continue watching partner after the ad break and to Avoid conduire the stricter running time limits. [quote needed ]

One television serial That HAS HAD to make Such exchange is Firefly , qui Had to remove a Lengthy scene from the episode ” Our Mrs. Reynolds ” Because of time constraints; the scene was included on the DVD collection, as an extra. quote needed ]

A few Jim Henson specials all over the scenes featuring Kermit, like “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” and “The Christmas Toy” (both post-2004 releases). The television versions and the pre-2004 video releases have all of the Kermit scenes intact. quote needed ]

In the 2015 movie Avengers: Age of Ultron , scenes showing the development of Ultron were removed to shorten the film shorter; itm still ran for 2.5 h. However, director Joss Whedon said that the scenes will be included in the Blu-Ray. quote needed ]

In the movie Windtalkers , the assault scene in Saipan was cut, which removed some gory scenes. In another scene, as Yahzee is wearing a Japanese soldier’s uniform, the corpse wears only underwear. In the edited scene, the corpse is not seen.

Disruption of narrative flow

Though the quality of the initial and the final cuts of a film is subjective, a scene or a film in a film may have an adverse effect on the film as a whole. It may be necessary for the film to be shown, or even to be explored, which should be more or less subtly. It is common to remove such scenes at the editing level, but they can be released on the home video, as a bonus feature. quote needed ]

Serenity (in fact, the audio commentary on the DVDs of the film is quite a few examples. comprenant un szene gold too much expositional have the hand reason for the szene’s removal from the final theatrical cut. Another Well Known example is the cocoon sequence in the movie Alien . The szene added a lot of information about fate of Several crew members and new information on the life cycle of the creature, object it was deleted Ultimately, as it Was thought to slow down and to disrupt the voltage of the end of the film. citation needed]


Deleted or extended scenes may be in any of several different formats. They may not be particularly fine- tuned (especially in science fiction and fantasy films in which visual effects are more expensive), and the film quality may not be the same as in the rest of the film, but that may depend only on how much post-production editing was done. quote needed ]

Additionally, deleted scenes of animated movies May not be in the form of a fully animated szene goal INSTEAD be included in the form of an animatic gold blooper form, as is the case with the deleted scenes on the DVD release of Pixar ‘s Toy Story and Finding Nemo . [3] [ citation needed ]


The DVD release for The Hitchhiker ‘s Guide to the Galaxy ‘ s feature film is one of a few real – time scenes. [4]

YTV s ZAPX sometimes makes “deleted scenes” that are not genuine deleted scenes but random scenes of the movie, Simon, inserted into the clip, for that purpose. quote needed ]

On the DVD for UHF , “Weird Al” Yankovic provides commentary of the deleted scenes and emphasizes the fact that they are all removed for good reasons. [5]

See also

  • Re-edited movie
  • Director’s cut
  • Alternate ending
  • Types of fiction with multiple endings
  • Film censorship


  1. Jump up^ Joss Whedon, audio commentary inFirefly, The Complete SeriesDVD box set, 21st Century Fox, 2003
  2. Jump up^ Sangster, Jim (2002). 24: The Unofficial Guide . London, England: Contender Books. p. 34. ISBN  1-84357-034-3 .
  3. Jump up^ Finding Nemo , DVD,Pixar, 2003
  4. Jump up^ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , DVD, Touchstone Pictures, 2005
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