- Oct 27, 2011
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Given that YouTube has almost everything under the sun, the one thing I've noticed is uploads of deleted scenes taken from an alternate TV cuts of films. In the spirit of this, I have decided to compile a list of films I am aware had deleted scenes tacked on to them for a subsequent TV broadcast, and if you can find them anywhere else. I'll go with the well-known ones first.
- DUNE (1984) - Several minutes of deleted footage added for 1988 syndicated broadcast. This cut is 40 minutes longer, aided by footage reused throughout the film. This cut is available on DVD.
- STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE: 1983 ABC telecast added 12 minutes. Only available on VHS and LD. Some deleted footage appears on 2001 Director's Edition DVD.
- WATERWORLD: 1998 ABC telecast added 40 minutes. Released on Blu-Ray.
- BRAZIL: "Love Conquers All" cut that aired in syndication in 1989 includes some footage not in theatrical cut. Released on LD and DVD by Criterion.
- THE GOONIES: Legendary Octopus scene reportedly appeared on some TV cuts.
- 1941: ABC version in 1983 added 28 minutes of footage. Available on LD, DVD, and Blu.
- SUPERMAN - THE MOVIE: TV version prepared by Alexander and Ilya Salkind adds 45 minutes of footage. Available on Blu-Ray. Some footage appears in 2001 Director's Cut.
- SUPERMAN II: 16 minutes of footage added for ABC telecast.
- SUPERMAN III: Extended ABC version included new title sequence in the style of the first film.
- EARTHQUAKE: 1977 NBC version includes some deleted footage along with newly shot ones. Released on Blu-Ray.
- MIDWAY (1976): Four-hour (plus commercials) version with newly-shot footage in addition to footage from the cutting room floor. Some of this footage included in 1992 CBS broadcast as well as on DVD.
- TWO-MINUTE WARNING: New subplot filmed for TV cut. Charlton Heston appears in this footage. Appears as Blu-Ray extra, albeit ripped from a VHS. This version was presumably destroyed in 2008 Universal vault fire.
- KING KONG (1976): 45 minutes added for 1978 NBC broadcast. Whereabouts of footage unknown.
- HALLOWEEN (1978): TV cut features 12 minutes of new footage shot by John Carpenter during the making of HALLOWEEN II, including the foreshadowing of a plot twist introduced in the latter film. This cut got a DVD release through Anchor Bay.