With the release of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves in theaters this weekend, fans of the franchise have been buzzing about the first attempt at a live-action movie, released back in 2000. Despite being widely regarded as a forgettable film, there is a deleted scene from the movie that has recently resurfaced online, causing quite a stir amongst fans.
This deleted scene, which some have labeled as the worst deleted scene ever put on DVD, has garnered a surprising amount of attention for its sheer entertainment value. However, there are those who disagree with this assessment and argue that it is, in fact, the best deleted scene ever put on DVD.
In the scene, Justin Whalin’s character, Ridley Freeborn, approaches a dragon egg, only to hear an egg cracking sound that is clearly someone crumpling up a soda can off-screen. To add insult to injury, the egg then disappears, only to be replaced by an orange stick marker indicating where the dragon is supposed to be. The scene also features a shot of a physical blue screen, along with some strange shot composition. The grand finale of the scene is an unfinished CGI dragon flying away, leaving viewers scratching their heads in confusion.
While this scene may not have made it into the final cut of the film, it has become the most memorable aspect of the movie, and for good reason. It offers a much-needed comedic relief in an otherwise forgettable film. Its sheer absurdity and low-budget special effects have made it a cult classic amongst fans of the franchise, and it has earned a place in the hearts of many as one of the best deleted scenes ever put on DVD.
So if you’re in the mood for a good laugh, check out the video of the infamous deleted scene below and decide for yourself whether it’s the best or worst deleted scene ever put on DVD. Either way, it’s sure to be a memorable viewing experience.