Spy Kids is an American spy adventure comedy film written, edited, directed and produced by Robert Rodriguez. The film was theatrically released in the United States on March 30, 2001 by Dimension Films. It grossed over $147 million worldwide. A special edition version of it was released on August 8, 2001, however it wasn’t included in the DVD release a month later, which included the theatrical version instead.
Rodriguez teased a Special Edition DVD of Spy Kids being released in 2004 on the commentary of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and in 2005, Rodriguez was interviewed on the Latino Review website. During the interview, he talked about the same Special Edition DVD, in which he said that it will include “commentary for it and they did a whole bunch of interviews with the kids and I’ve got all kinds of deleted scenes which didn’t make it to the special edition” and believes it will be released around Christmas 2005. Since the Special Edition DVD never released both times, it is unknown what happened to the deleted scenes, if they still exist. Only one deleted scene has been released, as it was included in the Spy Kids Blu-ray rerelease in 2011 (which includes the Special Edition version) to coincide with the fourth film in the series, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.
Interestingly, the website Cinematic Intelligence Agency has reviewed an Australian Spy Kids DVD, and it mentioned to include deleted scenes and even outtakes, neither of which appear in the DVD when it released.