Monster of the Day #752 Updated on August 16, 2013 By Ken Begg 9 Comments Never saw this, but what kind of movie cuts out a giant octopus?! Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1532 (Mar 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net SteveWD Ah, the deleted giant octopus from ‘The Goonies’. One of the characters even mentions it later in the movie. The Rev. Ohhhh, I’ve heard about this footage, but never seen any of it before. Cool! Maybe they thought it was unbelievable that none of them would get killed by this? I’m not saying the movie’s very realistic to begin with… Eh, screw it, I’m not making excuses for them cutting it. That movie could’ve used a giant octopus. (Like most movies.) SteveWD Yeah, I’ve never heard of a reason why they octopus was cut. It’s not like it doesn’t really fit in with the tone of the rest of the movie. bgbear_rnh I assume sometimes footage gets messed up somehow and the budget does not allow for a re-shoot. jdubba The footage is on youtube and the DVDs. The octopus looked really terrible, it looks okay in still shots, but its movement was very mechanical and fake, like something you’d see in a cheap theme park. I dont know for a fact, but I have a feeling thats why it was cut. Rock Baker And then leaves in a line about a giant octopus. Rock Baker That’s no excuse, the whole thing was like a theme park ride. I’ve certainly seen worse rubber octopus for my ticket price. Rock Baker As I recall, though, the scene was cut back into the video and TV prints (which are what I saw way back when). I recently saw the theatrical cut and found myself thinking “wasn’t there a giant octopus in here somewhere?” Weirdly, although cut from the theatrical screenings, footage from the scene made it into the music video. There, the octopus was on full display! jdubba I dont disagree, Im surprised they havent tried to “clean it up” with CGI and cut it back in.