Watch: Deleted ‘Divergent’ “Butter Knife” Scene
In a Yahoo exclusive, Initiates finally get a chance to watch the “Butter Knife” scene that got cut from the film. For those that are not familiar with the book, initiate Edward gets stabbed in the eye by Peter. It is a pivotal scene which as per Veronica Roth, got cut from the final product because of how gruesome it looked. Eduard becomes a very important character in ‘Insurgent’ the book, although in ‘Divergent’ the movie he is pretty much just in the background. My hope is that he will make a reappearance in ‘Insurgent’ and thus making it back into the plot as it was intended in the book.
The Yahoo article explains:
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).
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.