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Grindhouse: Worse Than An R Rating?

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,


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pinky-tuscadero pinky-tuscadero 9 years
I want to see this!!!!!
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 9 years
I really want to see this movie. It looks incredible.
reeveske reeveske 9 years
my bf worked on this movie in Austin, and they were some pretty gruesome scenes from what he told me. i remember him talking about editing a scene with flesh literally grinded by tires!
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Aah ok, Thanks Ima :)
Phil Phil 9 years
ah, it's finally here! Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino with an double-feature ode to exploitation flicks - may be the funnest movie experience of the year. I think it's time to polish the dust off of my Death Race 2000 VHS.
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
for some reason i really want to see this movie. which is odd because my husband is not into it. so i might not be able to see it until it's out on DVD.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
Quentin Tarantino is such a pretentious douche.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
swwonder.. the motion picture association of america.. which is a carefully veiled form of censorship since it effect theater owners willingness to show a movie defines NC-17 not necessarily containing obscene or pornographic material but may contain excessive violence, sex, foul language, sexual language.
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
No, I don't think my husband and I will be seeing this. When we saw the previews for it in the theater, we both looked at each other like "I don't think so."
swwonder swwonder 9 years
I love Quentin Tarantino films so I'll probably see this at some point. But what does NC-17 mean? American film ratings are really confusing in comparison to ours.
Daylyn Daylyn 9 years
My man REALLY wants to see it. It does look interesting though!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 9 years
I can't WAIT to see this! Finally!
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