One of most memorable scenes from the YA novel Divergent was actually filmed for the big-screen adaptation released in theaters last March — but did not appear in the final cut. Now, thanks to an exclusive first-look at a bonus feature included in the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of the movie, fans can experience the harrowing spectacle of Edward’s eye stabbing.
The scene begins with Tris (Shailene Woodley) abruptly awakening in her Dauntless sleeping barracks to the sound of guttural wails. She and Christina (Zoë Kravitz) soon find Ed (Ben Lamb) with a knife protruding from his bloodied left eye. “Pull it out. Get it out!” he shrieks. Panic ensues as the group of recently slumbering young warriors struggle with what to do next. As Tris comforts Ed, who is gasping for air, she looks up to find a suspicious character stepping out from the shadows: Peter (Miles Teller).
It’s one of a few brutal sequences from the book that didn’t make the transition to film — undoubtedly to preserve the movie’s ever-important PG-13 rating.
You can find more to this clip — along with additional deleted scenes and bonus features — on the Blu-ray and DVD.
Divergent is now available in digital HD, and the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack goes on sale Aug. 5. A free Divergent iPad app also offers hours of more behind-the-scenes moments.