Empire's Abominable Snowman Chase Scene
Luckily for audiences, most cut scenes from the Star Wars movies were the right calls -- sloggy, badly written, sometimes confusingly incestuous mistakes. But among all the discarded garbage, there was one rather awesome darling that had to be killed. A deleted storyline from The Empire Strikes Back found the Rebels on Hoth fighting and imprisoning Wampas.
LucasfilmAnd joined the ever-growing group of people who have had an arm chopped off by one of the protagonists.
Rebels fighting abominable snowmen sounds a lot cooler than stormtroopers getting their asses handed to them by Salvation Army teddy bears, right? So if you're wondering why these scenes were cut, it might have something to do with the fact that the Wampas themselves looked about as believable as some jagoffs in cheap yeti costumes.
LucasfilmThey tried to get the stop-motion snowman from Rudolph, but they were already way over budget.