Netflix Don't Blame New 'Notebook' Ending on Us ... We Got the Wrong Copy!!!

2/27/2019 11:39 AM PST

Netflix Addresses Outrage Over 'Notebook' Ending in UK Version

Netflix UK is working it's ass off to fix a huge issue in the version it released of "The Notebook" ... with an alternate ending that doesn't show the flick's main characters die together!!! 

For the uninitiated ... Netflix UK released the 2004 film on its streaming service. Fans were completely caught off guard after the original ending -- showing Allie and Noah get into their hospital bed together, hold hands and die -- is completely cut out. This is the original ending:

The alternative ending that's got fans foaming at the mouth shows no one dying, the couple holding hands and talking about miracles before cutting to a scene showing birds flying over a lake.

Netflix tells us there are a couple things fans should know -- Netflix did NOT edit the film. The streaming giants went on to say, "An alternate version exists and was supplied to us -- we are getting to the bottom of it asap. Apparently, some films have more than one ending?!"

BTW ... the author of the book, Nicholas Sparks, was on the "Today" show and said he prefers the original ending. For what it's worth ... "The Notebook" hits Netflix in the states on March 1. Netflix says rest assured "The Notebook" will be the version "that has always made you sob hysterically."