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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,


pinky-tuscadero pinky-tuscadero 10 years
I want to see this!!!!!
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 10 years
I really want to see this movie. It looks incredible.
reeveske reeveske 10 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 10 years
Aah ok, Thanks Ima :)
Phil Phil 10 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 10 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 10 years
Quentin Tarantino is such a pretentious douche.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
My man REALLY wants to see it. It does look interesting though!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I can't WAIT to see this! Finally!
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