Never-Before-Seen Photo Shows Uncensored 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Gore

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Never-Before-Seen Photo Shows Uncensored 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Gore
Though exploding heads and melting faces are often the kinds of gruesome effects you can only find in horror films, such glorious moments of gore have been known to pop up in many a non-horror film over the years.  One of those movies is Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has a finale ripped straight out of a horror flick.  After opening the titular Ark, archaeologist Rene Belloq and an army of Nazi soldiers meet a horrifying end (below) - a scene that you'd expect to see in a David Cronenberg film, rather than a Spielberg one.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - Opening of the Ark Ceremony

Not surprisingly, the MPAA found the sequence to be a little too gruesome, and they forced Spielberg to add CG flame effects over the imagery of Belloq's head exploding, obscuring the Scanners-esque moment to the point that it was kinda hard
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