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1.0 out of 5 stars unnecessary and annoying cuts, 3 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Mr Bean: Merry Christmas Mr Bean [DVD] (DVD)
I was really looking forward to this release so I'm very disappointed to find they have cut out the scene where Mr Bean wins the turkey by standing on the weighing scales why do they do these unnecessary and annoying cuts. We the customers have brought this product believing that we are going to receive the complete version. Also for a disc only having one episode on it why does it not even come with scene selection. Overall a great episode ruined by poor presentation

UPDATE: it has been brought to my attention (many thanks Flag Hippo) that the uncut version is available on
Mr Bean: Live - Volume 5 [DVD] DVD
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Initial post: 7 Nov 2010 18:13:23 GMT
Thanks for this review. I was on the brink of ordering this, since my Region 1 disc from A&E has the same edit, but now I know not to bother.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2010 08:16:44 GMT
Edit Watch says:
This scene wasn't in the original UK TV broadcast, which was the Atkinson-approved version, it was from an early edit and only appeared on the VHS and early DVDs by mistake. It is a nice scene though and it's a shame to lose it.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2010 10:09:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Nov 2010 10:15:47 GMT
Judomole says:
This Scene was included on the American release the Australian release and also on the Japanese release so why can't we the country of origin for this product be treated in the same way. It was also included on the 10th Anniversary releases in these countries. so was not put out by mistake some ten years after the original release
P.S. It was also include in a German release exclusive to Tschibo shops just four years ago

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2011 04:06:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Nov 2011 21:42:44 GMT
brisomboy says:
According to Amazon US customer reviews the scene was only included on the American VHS releases and not on the American DVD releases. Some customers are refusing to buy the American 'Whole Bean' or 'The Ultimate Collection' DVD releases because the additional scene from this episode and one from the 'Do-It-Yourself' episode is not included and they are hanging onto their video tapes.

I live in New Zealand, so have Australian releases in my collection. The scene was not on the original Australian edition of the 'The Merry Mishaps of Mr Bean' video tape. It is also not on the Australian edition of 'Bean's Brilliant Boxset' DVDs. However it does appear on the Australian 'The Mr Bean Collection' DVDs. It was not included in the original screening on New Zealand television.

I believe it was on the UK 'The Complete Mr Bean' video tapes.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2013 03:43:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2014 03:26:35 GMT
casey says:
if this scene were on the American release, my DVD is faulty.

It happened with the Muppets Family Christmas, UK got the full unedited version, US gets the "shortened" version because of performer licensing agreements.

However, the VHS tapes of both shows, Mr Bean and the Muppets, were identical to "as aired on TV" episode (no edits).

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2013 13:11:13 BDT
Judomole says:
the scene was only included on the American VHS releases and not on the American DVD releases

Posted on 29 Nov 2013 16:54:48 GMT
Flag Hippo says:
For those of you disappointed that the 'Weighing The Turkey' scene is missing, if you buy the Mr Bean Volume 5 DVD - which has 2 episodes on, Merry Christmas Mr Bean on there is NOT cut, the episode runs for 26 minutes and the Turkey weighing scene is there .

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013 19:05:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Nov 2013 19:27:18 GMT
Judomole says:
thanks for the info :-)
do you know if it is also uncut on Mr Bean: Series 1, Volume 2 dvd
Mr Bean: Series 1, Volume 2 (Digitally Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013 19:17:52 GMT
Flag Hippo says:
No problem,glad to be of help, I find it equally frustrating when they cut DVDs for no apparant reason.

The disc in quesiton is Region 2 PAL and the link to it is here

Mr Bean: Live - Volume 5 [DVD]

I'm not sure which DVD you mean Series 1 Volume 2 as there was never a series as such of Mr Bean, just episodes. Is it another episode ? I can check for cuts if you want me to.

Posted on 29 Nov 2013 19:19:22 GMT
Flag Hippo says:
Found the DVD you mentioned, sorry I don't have that one so I can't check.
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