Originally Posted by IndyMLVC
Doubtful. Spielberg rarely includes them. And they certainly won't be put back into the film.
Spielberg DVD/Laserdisc/Blu Titles with Deleted Scenes:
I perssonally think Spielberg and Lucas hold off on deleted scenes so they can use them later to re-sell their films on home video. Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, and E.T. all had substantial deleted scenes on previous home video releases, but this was only after several home video re-issues.
To keep this on thread-topic, there are deleted scenes from Temple of Doom I would love to see - most notably, the scene where "Slave Short Round" witnesses a Thugee Guard burned by lava, and the guard snaps out of his "Kali Ma" trance and tries to help the children around him. This explains how Short Round knows to burns Indy with the torch a few scene later.
Another scene I'd like to see - in Raiders, Indiana is specifically warned by the Shaman not to look at the contents of the Ark. The audio for the scene was even included on the LP/cassette kid's book and record set (and used to be floating around on the internet). It explains how Indiana knows not to look at the power of the Ark.
Maybe the most illustrative deleted scene from a Spielberg film was on the Jurassic Park "making of" laserdisc, which featured the original animatics for the T-Rex attack on the stalled Jeeps. As many have noticed, the T-Rex pen disappears in the movie - Grant and Lex repel down the side of the enclosure, when the T-Rex walked right out of that exact same area moments before.
Well, the animatics (and the storyboards, which I own) show what happened. The T-Rex was supposed to grab the flipped jeep with its jaws like a dog tugging on a piece of rope, and drag the Jeep down the road to feed on it (and whatever's inside it). The never finished those shots. You'll also see pieces of the fence "bending themselves" before the T-Rex escapes in the film, because the planned shots of the T-Rex were never finished. Spielberg was in Poland shooting Schindler's List while Jurassic Park was in post. He asked George Lucas to oversee post production for him while he away (he reviewed work via satellite uplink at night), but while Jurassic Park set the world on fire in terms of visual f/x, the heavy crunch of the production schedule and the new techniques clearly shows in the final production.
There are other known important deleted scenes in Spielberg films - perhaps the most sought after is the card game for the life of Helen Hirsch played between Oskar Schindler and Amon Goeth in Schindler's List
. Liam Neeson is on record stating he personally missed the scene in the film, because he loved how Spielberg shot it, and it's the last moment the two characters would have shared on screen -- Neeson also said in the scene you finally saw how repulsed Oskar had become by Amon. The scene was cut for time.
Another scene Schindler's List, from late in the film, showed a train pulling into Schindler's 'Haven' factory in Brinlitz at night. The scene takes place after the Auschwitz salvation sequence, and in it, Oskar is horrified to discover all the prisoners on that train had frozen to death inside their cars.
Deleted scenes from the Jurassic Park: The Lost World include a bar fight giving backstory to Postlewaithe's master hunter character, and an InGen Corporate Board meeting (shown on network FOX airings cleaned up and interpolated into the movie, while the DVD only runs them in an unfinished fashion)
Scenes had to be cut from Amistad prior to release to stave off a plagiarism lawsuit against Debbie Allen and the production. Don't have much info about these scenes, sadly...
After that, I'm drawing a blank. And now I have to go do the dishes.