The ‘Terminator 2’ Re-Release Was Edited To Remove A Surprise Scrotum

The classic action film Terminator 2: Judgement Day is back in cinemas right now as a souped-up 3D re-release, and while James Cameron is happy with staying true to the original cut, he did make a couple of small changes.

One such change addresses a continuity issue in one of the film’s most famous scenes and the other… Well, it’s digitally covering up Robert Patrick‘s bare balls.

Yep, towards the beginning of the film when the T-1000 arrives, naked as hell, he’s shown crouching over a dead cop’s body. For a split second, you can see old mate’s scrotum as he cocks the gun he just took from the officer’s corpse. Now there’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing today.

And sure, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bit surprise scrotum in a film, it’s just another part of the male body. Nonetheless, a piece of concrete was digitally added to the scene to carefully cover Patrick’s manhood.

You can see the altered picture below. I didn’t add a picture of the original because it’s far too early in the week to be Googling “Robert Patrick’s balls in Terminator 2”.

While the bulk of the changes simply improve the visual quality of the film, Cameron also fixed something that just “bugged” him, mentioning it in an interview with ET.

During the iconic canal chase scene, the T-1000 drives a tow truck into the canal like an absolute madman. As the truck crashes to the ground in slow motion, the windshields are shown falling out, only in the next shot, they’re still there.

In the edited version of the film, the windshields stay put.

To be honest, I never noticed that shit in the original, but then again, it’s been a long time since I’ve watched it. I’m also pretty preoccupied with the fact a robot made of liquid metal is driving a truck into a canal. Utter madness.

You can check out his interview with ET below which includes a cut from the famous chase scene so you can see what the hell I’m talking about.

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