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24th July 2005 22:46  #1

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Unrated DVDs
Man, unrated DVDs seem like they've hit an all time high. Pretty much every movie that fails at the box office that could've had more footage (and possibly a higher rating) gets it. It's beginning to get a little annoying, especially with the new Dodgeball DVD. My only question is: if the widest audience you get is on DVD- where it's not that hard for under-17's to get a hold of the movie- why cut material from the theatrical version? An example that immediately springs to mind is King Arthur. Though I didn't care a whole lot for the PG-13 version that appeared (and very quickly disappeared) in theatres, but I found myslef really enjoying the unrated DVD. If they had gone out and kept it a hard R, there's no doubt in my mind that the movie would have made at least $85-100 million in the US. It's reasons like these that explain why I hate mass appeal so much: it sacrifices better quality to (supposedly) gain a larger audience. It also makes me mad having to watch what the director had truly intended to be his movie on my TV at home than on the big screen. I also think that it's bad when they add a few words or nudity just to call it "unrated." It makes me feel cheated as a customer.

Any thoughts?

24th July 2005 23:59  #2

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Just another in a series of issues that are forcing the death of the movie theater. If I ran one of those I'd be messing my pants with fear, or drastically re-arranging my business to be more of an experience.

I love the big screen that I can't get at home, but movies aren't worth $10.50 - $15 per watch when the DVD with uncut nudity, language, etc.. is $20. I also wouldn't have to deal with the idiots talking or running around all alround me.

For $10.50 there should be lazyboy style theater chairs, a wet bar with beer and spirits, maybe even a night club or a real restaurant (ie. not NY Fries or Taco Bell) in the complex.

Anyhow, I kinda went off topic, but I think in a related way.

25th July 2005 0:45  #3

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594
..... but I love NY Fries Tongue

25th July 2005 20:04  #4

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I like NY Fries too, but what I'm saying is I want a classier joint for the kind of money they charge.Very Happy

25th July 2005 21:47  #5

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I hate to say it but id pay 15 bucks to go to the movies. I just love the experience so much

26th July 2005 2:14  #6

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Quote: Originally posted by rob murray
I hate to say it but id pay 15 bucks to go to the movies. I just love the experience so much


That's the spirit! Now we just need to get a few million other people to think so and the slump is ended at just one week!

28th July 2005 23:29  #7

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
I'll bet anything that Amityville Horror and House of Wax will get unrated versions somewhere down the line. Same with Longest Yard. Mr. & Mrs. Smith will probably get one, but it's Fox, so it will come about 5 or 6 months after the initial release, like all the other ones. I'm also putting money on Dukes of Hazzard getting an unrated or R-rated version. It seemed like it took a long time for that movie to get its PG-13, and the trailer made the movie look like it would cut pretty close to R. I might just skip Dukes in theatres and wait for the DVD, 'cause I went to King Arthur knowing there would be a more intense version down the line, and I wasn't horribly pleased with the result.

29th July 2005 0:17  #8

john 5 Member Join Date: August 2003 Location: United States Posts: 234
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Murray
I'm also putting money on Dukes of Hazzard getting an unrated or R-rated version. It seemed like it took a long time for that movie to get its PG-13, and the trailer made the movie look like it would cut pretty close to R.


Looks like you're right about that. According to thedigitalbits.com.

"We've also been told by our sources that Warner's The Dukes of Hazzard remake will likely street before the end of 2005, in two versions - the PG-13 theatrical cut and a racier R-rated edition."

29th July 2005 2:10  #9

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Hmmmm.....Jessica Simpson....naked....urrrrggggg

29th July 2005 2:32  #10

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Worst Nightmare
Hmmmm.....Jessica Simpson....naked....urrrrggggg


lol...you stole the thought running through my head. Or at least, one of them Wink

29th July 2005 6:09  #11

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
Quote: Originally posted by john 5
Looks like you're right about that. According to thedigitalbits.com.

"We've also been told by our sources that Warner's The Dukes of Hazzard remake will likely street before the end of 2005, in two versions - the PG-13 theatrical cut and a racier R-rated edition."


Yep, that's where I heard it. Or read it, rather.

1st August 2005 20:45  #12

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
The thing about unrated DVDs is that studio films have always been edited for ratings. It just happens that now the studios realize there is money to be had in the material they would've previously thrown out. Though it leads to double dipping, it is a money grubbing tactic that is, in the long run, benificial to film fans everywhere.

2nd August 2005 13:57  #13

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Distribution companies do unrated versions for more money. If they were smart enough, they could just add those scenes on the DVD as unrated. But I have no problem with Unrated DVDs (except for Lords of Dogtown, being unrated)

7th August 2005 20:11  #14

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
What I really don't like though is when studios like Fox wait five or six (sometimes longer) months to release the unrated cut, like they've done already with Dodgeball and will do with Alien vs. Predator and Elektra. Also, though it's not official, I'll bet anything they'll do it with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, too.

19th August 2005 1:16  #15

Ram O Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 12
Mr. and Mrs. SMith is most definitely gonna get an unrated or R-rated dvd. The sex scene was longer and had a lot more Angelina.

19th August 2005 2:05  #16

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Ram O
Mr. and Mrs. SMith is most definitely gonna get an unrated or R-rated dvd. The sex scene was longer and had a lot more Angelina.
Or you can find it in the deleted scenes it will include on the DVD.

19th August 2005 7:13  #17

Ram O Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 12
Quote: Originally posted by Tony DeFrancisco
Or you can find it in the deleted scenes it will include on the DVD.


If the longer sex scene was in the deleted scenes, wouldn't the dvd be unrated anyways? I mean, the reason they cut it out was so that they wouldn't get an R rating. So for it to be incorporated in the regular dvd wouldn't make too much sense.

19th August 2005 13:30  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
That too. But wouldn't that make a double dip? Look at the Mr. and Mrs. Smith post.

23rd August 2005 3:50  #19

Ram O Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 12
Either way, naked Angelina is the only Angelina that will grace my tv screen.

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24th August 2005 16:12  #21

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
I own 556 DVDs, but there are 98 DVDs I still need to get.

24th August 2005 18:17  #22

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Whoa, I think this thread went off corse back there...

1st June 2006 16:03  #23

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Its a given now. I am waiting for un-rated edition of "Bambi"

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