Raiders of the Lost Ark is a total cinematic classic. So when it aired without a very famous (and very graphic) scene this week, fans were not happy at all.
Read on to find out what happened...
For many, there's one film franchise that rules them all...
via: IMDBAnd that's Indiana Jones. But the man behind it all?
Harrison Ford, of course!
Ford's first appearance as Indy was in the 1981 debut, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
via: IMDBHe was just thirty-eight-years-old at the time.
Ford has since returned to the role 3 more times for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and, most recently, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
via: Getty ImagesHe has won many awards for his work, including the first-ever Hero Award at the 2007 Scream Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
That is, of course, additional to his many BAFTAs and Golden Globes...
via: Getty ImagesAnd Indiana Jones has a legion of loyal fans.
The movies make for a great rewatch...
via: Getty ImagesBut fans this week noticed a big problem.
There's one truly iconic scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark...
via: IMDBWe all know the one.
Earlier this week, the U.K's Channel 4 broadcast the movie...But they decided to cut out that certain iconic scene.
And fans were not happy...
via: IMDBMeaning many took to Twitter to air the grievances with the edit.
Did Channel 4 just edit the melting Nazi head out of the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark? It's been forty years!— Matthew J Elliott (@Matthew J Elliott)1609702618.0
Just watched raiders of the lost ark on channel 4. They cut out the nazi melting face scene at the end. Utter travesty!— Rebecca Jackson (@Rebecca Jackson)1609708478.0
Channel 4 just showed Raiders of the Lost Ark , and edited out the melting nazis!! Did they show a home video tape… https://t.co/I0vbReK4qz— Robert Manley (@Robert Manley)1609704768.0
Raiders of the lost ark on tv. Decide to watch it for the face melting scene. They fucking cut it out cause its too… https://t.co/e0NX19SNxb— Matthew (@Matthew)1609702731.0
Boo. Can’t believe channel 4 cut the melting Nazi bit out of Raiders of the Lost Ark.— Viv (@Viv)1609702652.0
Raiders of the Lost Ark is on Channel 4, wonder how many cuts they’ll make considering it’s before the watershed.— Doughtyj (@Doughtyj)1609695811.0
NO! I can’t believe Channel 4 cut the face melting scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark! WTF, this is vandalism!— Richard Workman (@Richard Workman)1609702660.0
If Channel 4 has cut the melting faces from Raiders of the Lost Ark today are they trying not to upset... Nazis?— Kevin Core (@Kevin Core)1609703875.0
Raiders of the Lost Ark on Channel 4, they cut the face melting scene! Really @Channel4, really?? !!— Pope Mullah (@Pope Mullah)1609702876.0
So what's been cut from the Channel 4 broadcast of Raiders of the Lost Ark? Seen a few people complaining about it being "butchered"— Steve🎬 🎥🎗 (@Steve🎬 🎥🎗)1609700008.0
Aw, Raiders of the Lost Ark is on channel 4 but they cut the 3 seconds of the melting Nazis at the end out, the rotters— It's me, Ruby (@It's me, Ruby)1609702863.0
Showing Raiders of the Lost Ark without the bit where that guy's face melts is unacceptable. Somewhat disgusted with Channel 4 about it tbh— Ben not Benjamin (@Ben not Benjamin)1609702635.0
Channel 4 showing the censored version of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pah, I'm out. I mean really? What's the point of showing it?— Nick J Morfitt (@Nick J Morfitt)1609695978.0