10 Movies Where The UK Version DELETED The Best Scenes

These awesome movie scenes failed to make the cut over in the UK.

Catwoman  Batman Returns
Warner Bros.

When it comes to the creation of a feature film that will be viewed and taken in by folks all around the globe, news of said project being chopped and changed for the varied audiences it will be played in front of isn't what you'd call a rare occurrence.

Now, this going down as a way to appeal to the market they're targeting makes all the sense in the world. For example, why wouldn't you change up the voices of an Ugly Stepsister and Joan Rivers in Shrek 2 to that of TV presenters Jonathan Ross and Kate Thornton for a British audience? We're a simple bunch.

However, in some baffling cases, studios and other folks behind the scenes have decided that a film needed to have some of its most intense, captivating, or just damn hilarious moments completely omitted from the finished UK version of the product.

From jaw-dropping acts of violence to inventive ways of dispatching your enemies, these awesome movie scenes weren't given the honour of being part of the party when it came time for the films in question to be aired on British soil.

10. Dumb & Dumber - The Little Old Lady Is Nowhere To Be Seen

Catwoman  Batman Returns
New Line Cinema

It's safe to say that, despite still being an absolute riot for the most part, some sequences from 1994's Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels-starring Dumb & Dumber have aged like a carton of semi-skimmed milk.

The sight of Daniels' Harry Dunne giving a masseuse his own personal brand of massage in an unsettlingly tight ensemble and Carrey's Lloyd Christmas fantasising about lifting up Mary's dress both induce their fair share of cringes in 2021. However, they both found their way into the cut that wiggled onto U.K. cinema screens back in the mid-90s.

One scene that wasn't seen as suitable for British viewers, though, came in the form an exchange between Lloyd and a "little old lady" near a newspaper stand. Oddly, the hilarious moment that involved Carrey returning to the stand after quipping that the pensioner could "still serve a purpose", only to find that his groceries and wallet had been nicked by her, was left out.

Bizarrely, ITV was allowed to air the scene when it debuted on TV in 1996, but it once again went walkabouts when DVD and VHS releases arrived on the scene.

Somebody clearly wasn't happy with this pensioner theft auto.


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