I am sure that when I first saw Reservoir Dogs in the UK, it was on a VCS tape from a local video shop circa 1993, and it had included at the end of the tape the deleted jewellry heist scene. However, nowhere, not even on the latest ‘Special Edition’ DVD, which boasts having deleted scenes, has the great missing heist scene been included.
I have looked high and low on the Web for any mention of this scene, but to no avail. I am sure I didn’t imagine seeing that heist scene on the borrowed VCS tape - Mr Blonde shooting indiscriminately at the terrified customers because one of them made a wrong move, the incredulous looks on the faces of the other gang members. It somehow draws everything else that happens in the film into sharp focus, and for me makes the Madsen character even more scary. I think it was one of Mr T’s very few errors to leave it out, and I want desparately to see it again. What did Mr T do with it? Is it, like the poor cop, lost in the trunk of Blondes car. Did Pink hide it in the heist case? Does anybody know anything about it, or am I as mad as Mr Blonde?