List: The 20 most edited flicks in MST3K history
Compiled by Charlotte Roberts
These are the 20 flicks that had to have considerable amounts of sex,
violence or sex and violence removed to make them safe for Comedy
Central and The Sci-Fi Channel.
ROBOT HOLOCAUST: I can't get confirmation of any gory scenes that were
scissored, but I CAN tell you that a tasty topless scene with the
mush-mouthed Valaria was cut.
THE SIDEHACKERS: Features a nasty rape/murder. Some violence at the end
of the film may also be MIA.
CITY LIMITS: This is the famous episode where Joel has to open his
convienently located umbrella to hide the girl taking a skinny dip in a
WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD: This is an R rated flick, so obviously some
profanity and violence had to be clipped.
MITCHELL: This is confusing, because the MST3K "edit" is actually an
edit of an already-edited TV print. Most continuity goes out the
window, along with John Saxon. Some of the violence at the end of the
film is clearly edited.
OUTLAW: Lots of naked slave girls are missing.
ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE: The poofy haired, spaghetti-throwing villian gets
graphically impaled on a baseball bat in the uncut version. His death
scene is completely removed.
THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS: The opening scene is missing a topless shot
of the actress that gets strangled.
EARTH: For some reason, the suits insisted on a "tight"
running time and the Brains were forced to remove a LOT of scenes. The
original version of TIE runs 87 minutes, and the entire MST3K movie
only runs 73 minutes!
DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL: This actually has the least
amount of nudity and violence of any of the "Deathstalker" series, but
it still has much more than would ever be acceptable for TV. Plenty of
boobs and blood are MIA.
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN: This is the GORIEST flick MST3K ever
tackled, and as a result is probably the most edited. All of the death
scenes are heavily trimmed. A scene featuring an attempted rape and the
eventual murder of her rapist is completely removed.
ESCAPE 2000: As with all of the Italian exploitation flicks featured on
MST3K, this had to have been edited for television.
SPACE MUTINY: The uncut PG-13 version of this classic features a quick
nipple shot from Grandma during her love scene with Slab.
WEREWOLF: Where, oh werewolf, where is the nude love scene? Where is
the death scene of the evil Yuri? The boobs and blood were clearly too
HOBGOBLINS: Apparently there is a missing scene where the old man sends
a ROBOT to find the Hobgoblins. Why this was cut I can't imagine. Time
THE TOUCH OF SATAN: The end scene where Jodie gives it to Melissa on
the edge of where the fish lives is edited. In the uncut version you
see Melissa's rack. The opening death scene where a farmer gets a
pitchfork in the neck is suprisingly intact, but the sheriff's death by
bailing hook had to be trimmed.
DEVIL FISH: This ranks with Incredible Melting Man as one of the most
heavily edited episodes. There are at least two graphic death scenes
that are completely MIA. Notice we never see what happens to the
mumbling black girl. In the uncut version, we see the Lou Reed
lookalike kill her. Not to mention the up-shorts shot that had to be
GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS: Hard to say exactly what is missing because I
haven't seen the uncut version, but the trailer shows a scene where
greasy Leo is molesting Michelle in a car.
BOGGY CREEK II: The uncut version features a scene where the creature
rips the head off a deer and another scene where Doc Lockhart has to
shoot a rabid dog. There's also considerably more footage of that fat
lawyer guy taking a crap.
SQUIRM: Most of the nasty scenes of the worms in action have been
trimmed in the MST3K version. Wormface gets a lot more closeups in the
uncut R rated version.