To secure a NC-17 rating for the film, two scenes were cut from the film. Both scenes can be found on the director’s official YouTube channel, titled “BODY PARTS unrated deleted scene #1 – The Arm Scene” and “BODY PARTS unrated deleted scene #2 – The O.R. Scene“. Both scenes have degraded a little bit in quality as they are taken from a workprint. The director had stated in one of the comments on his videos that he did not like the deleted scenes, as they had ruined the tension in the first part of the movie. A fan of the film, bcountryjr, had created a composite cut of the film, adding in the two deleted scenes back into the Paramount DVD.
The workprint composite adds in a deleted scene. Bill is lying on the road after the crash. He sees his arm and attempts to reach for it. A truck drives past through the crash scene and obliterates Bill’s arm, much to the horror of Bill.
The workprint composite adds in a deleted scene. It starts off with a computer showing the damage to Bill’s arm. The computer then shows how much of Charley’s arm is need to be removed to replace Bill’s arm. The arm is still twitching as Dr. Webb begins to surgically attach Charley’s arm onto Bill.