Scooby-Doo (unreleased R-rated cut of live-action film; 2002)


Scooby-Doo (2002) (R-rated cut)
The poster for the film.
The poster for the film.
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Scooby-Doo was a live-action film adaptation of the popular animated franchise of the same name, originally released on June 14, 2002, in the United States. However, there is a significant difference between the cut that was released and some of the content that was originally filmed for the movie.

Early in production, the film was intended to have a more satirical tone towards the original franchise as well as skew towards an older audience, with a PG-13 rating planned. The original script had a lesbian relationship subplot involving Velma and Daphne as well as multiple marijuana gags.

This original version of the film went far enough to get submitted to the MPAA, where it received an unexpected R rating, due to what James Gunn describes as "some line of dialogue the MPAA thought referred to oral sex." Shortly after this, the studio completely forced a change in direction on the tone of the film, now intent on getting a family-friendly PG rating.

Some original scenes in which the female characters exposed a significant amount of cleavage were re-edited with the cleavage CGI'd over for the final cut of the film.

Some minor adult humor remained in the final cut of the film, most notably a gag in which Shaggy meets a girl named "Mary Jane", to which his response is "Like, that is my favorite name."

While the original cut likely still exists somewhere, no footage has ever been released from it.

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TheYoshiState

18 days ago
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LOL-had the R-rated cut been released, then kids wouldn't ever see it regardless of medium.
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Anonymous user #1

16 days ago
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I'd like to see the rated R version. The scrappy doo part where he almost cusses probably would've been left unedited
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Anonymous user #2

10 days ago
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yeah cussing is so f*c***g cool
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Bootleg Frog

16 days ago
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This movie needs to be released. Fans of the Scooby-Doo franchise will love to see a different interpretation of the film. Even if it means a Warner Archive release only, or a brief showing in theaters, or digital only, people will watch it and love it.
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Anonymous user #2

10 days ago
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lol yeh that'll happen
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Anonymous user #2

10 days ago
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have we all seen shaggy on the new twin peaks lol he rocks
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Anonymous user #2

10 days ago
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his head exploded
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Anonymous user #3

10 days ago
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k
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Anonymous user #3

10 days ago
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k
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Anonymous user #3

10 days ago
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whoops
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Lmedia

9 days ago
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does the mpaa still have a copy or the wb and directors of the film
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Anonymous user #4

8 days ago
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Nobody knows...
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Anonymous user #5

14 hours 10 minutes ago
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Where is a copy of the supposed original script?
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