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The Most Expensive Deleted Scenes Ever Filmed

Deleted scenes are sometimes more than just cool features on a Blu Ray; little gems that didn’t quite make the final cut.  Sometimes deleted scenes are deleted swaths of the film that make a huge impact on the film’s tone, budget, and shooting schedule.  Looper (which is a great channel to follow on YouTube for cool videos like this) has put together a piece on the most expensive deleted scenes in Hollywood history from recent films like World War Z and X-Men: Days of Future Past all the way back to The Wizard of Oz.  I’m fairly certain the video was made before the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s massive reshoots last summer.  Though Disney hasn’t released a figure on how much it cost (and don’t expect them to), bringing in writer/director Tony Gilroy to help with the process cost $5 million before they even began reshooting 20-30 scenes, so it’s safe to say it would make this list as well.  However, when you end up with the #7 grossing film in US history, fiscally it all balanced out.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Director Orson Krennic, Ben MendelsohnThe piece also mentions the $10 million original opening sequence to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns that was cut in which the film originally opened with a silent exploration of the ruins of Krypton by Superman in his ship.  Superman Returns is a polarizing film, but it’s still my favorite Superman film of the bunch, but this was definitely a good cut.  If you have never seen it, it was released back in 2011 in the Superman Anthology Blu Ray set, but thanks to the awesome power of YouTube, I can just plop it below.

9 Deleted Scenes That Fix WHOPPING Plot Holes

Deleted scenes are pretty much the highlight of the DVD/Blu Ray era.  Yes, occasionally you get a “making of” documentary that isn’t everyone sitting in a circle extolling the brilliance of every other single person on the film crew, but all Blu Rays can’t be the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.  Deleted scenes give you extra information on the film, its editing process, and can often leave you slackjawed and goggled as to why in the world something was cut from the film in the first place.  For example, The Incredible Hulk is routinely at the bottom of pretty much everyone’s list of the MCU films, but if you watch all the deleted scenes, you quickly come to understand why Edward Norton threw the fit over the final cut of the film that got him replaced by Mark Ruffalo.  Sometimes a deleted scene closes a gaping plot loophole, one you may not have even realized existed.  What Culture has put together a brilliant little manic journey through nine films in which a big plot hole could have been fixed by the inclusion of a single cut scene.
Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford, Raiders of the Lost Ark