Makes you wonder about all those films we remember from network television in the 70's and 80's. Were there over-the-top scenes missing from a lot of them?
No doubt, I've had those Whoa! Where did that come from?
I remember seeing The Longest Yard
on pay cable after years of only seeing TV edits, and being surprised how much rawer the language was than I would have guessed from the edits. From Beyond
was another one that had tons of stuff missing or cut around when it was in regular rotation. Yet our local independent/later Fox station (where it was shown a lot) used to air uncut films during the late night movie (especially on weeknights) during the "safe harbor" hours. I saw the uncut version of The Klansman
that way, with all the rapes, nudity, violence, and racist language there plain as day. They Live
got edited, Dolls
and Day of the Dead
I saw part of Robocop
this afternoon on our CW station (lazy stupid Sunday), there's big chunks of that film missing obviously. They pretty much left out when Clarence runs down his cohort who's been covered in toxic waste and he disintegrates from the impact. Also lots of blood from wounds, various impacts of bullets and such, most of Miguel Ferrer's fun with the party girls (sex and drugs) before he is killed - all missing with pretty ridiculous jumpy cuts.