Grindhouse, the new double-feature from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, has been getting tons of buzz. But now, it's not all for the right reasons: Page Six is reporting that the movie is likely to get an NC-17 rating unless it gets some significant editing. Hardly surprising, since the two movies — Planet Terror and Death Proof — are an homage to 1970s theaters known for showing films featuring uncensored violence and sex. According to the New York Post article:
The Weinstein Company, which is releasing the picture April 6 through its Dimension Films arm, needs an R rating for the flick to get into mainstream theaters. But, "some of it is so graphic and outrageous for a major Hollywood studio, there's no question it's headed for an NC-17 without big cuts," says a Page Six operative, who got a sneak peek at the most over-the-top footage.
A Dimension rep declined to comment, but I have a feeling this controversy will blow over soon. Regardless, I'm still really excited for what sounds like a pretty cutting-edge, if utterly grotesque, movie. To watch the trailer, read more