A full-frontal nude zombie scene was cut from 'Army of the Dead' because it was 'too much'

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Army of the Dead
Zack Snyder directed "Army of the Dead." Netflix
  • Zack Snyder's new zombie-heist movie, "Army of the Dead," is set to arrive on Netflix on May 21.

  • The director said there were scenes he cut from the movie that were "too much."

  • This included a zombie male stripper with "a huge penis with a bite taken out of it."

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Zack Snyder says there was a scene in his new zombie action movie, "Army of the Dead," that was cut because it pushed the boundaries too far, even for him.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Snyder was asked whether he had to remove any scenes from the coming Netflix movie, which is rated R, because they contained moments that might cross a line. The answer was yes.

"We had a sequence where one of the male strippers had a huge penis with a bite taken out of it," Snyder said. "We thought that was too much."

Snyder has previously said he got carte blanche with this movie, so it is unlikely we'll ever get a Snyder cut of this film featuring the zombie male strippers in all their glory.

While viewers won't get to see zombie strippers with chewed-up penises, there should be plenty of other zombie action to entice audiences, including an undead tiger.

The zombified tiger, named Valentine, was actually based on one of Carole Baskin's tigers, and the visual-effects team even spent a week at Baskin's sanctuary studying the creature. This all happened before "Tiger King" aired, as Deborah Snyder explained during a recent "Army of the Dead" Justice Con panel.

"I remember Marcus [Taormina], our visual-effects supervisor, spent like a week down there. And we were like, 'Well, at least you got out alive!'" she said.

"We didn't even know at the time, and I remember watching it. It wasn't until later and Marcus goes, 'You know where Valentine came from, right?'"

The trailer, released in April, featured Valentine heavily - so you can bet the big undead cat will be getting a lot of screen time come the full release of the movie in select theaters on May 14 and then on Netflix on May 21.

The movie follows a group of mercenaries heading into a zombie-filled Las Vegas in an effort to pull off one hell of a heist.

Starring Dave Bautista, this will be Zack Snyder's return to the zombie genre, having made his directorial debut in 2004 with "Dawn of the Dead," the remake of George A. Romero's 1978 movie. He told The Times that his new zombie picture would again follow the sensibilities of Romero, the godfather of zombie movies.

"George Romero said it was all social commentary," he said. "And we felt obliged to do that with this movie. Editorialize a little bit and zombie movies are a great place to talk about us as a people. Ours is a monster movie where the monster is us. It is a social movie more than a science movie - the science is pretty iffy!"

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