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What Movies Would Have Been Better Without the MPAA?
« on: February 09, 2007, 12:53:08 pm »
I'd like to see this documentary: This Film is Not Yet Rated

It's about the Motion Picture Association of America, which rates movies from G to NC-17. Does X still exist?


At the top of my long list of movies that would have been better without this board, is of course Brokeback Mountain.

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Re: What Movies Would Have Been Better Without the MPAA?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 01:03:35 pm »
Others:

The Age of Innocence
The Sheltering Sky

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Re: What Movies Would Have Been Better Without the MPAA?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 01:42:39 pm »
All these 'horror' movies being dumbed down now a days to get the PG-13 rating in the theatres, only to be released in it's original form (unrated) on DVD a few months later.  Goes to show you all the politics involved in Hollywood now a days to make a quick buck fast.

Not that I go to see or rent these movies...  ::)

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Re: What Movies Would Have Been Better Without the MPAA?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 02:03:28 pm »
To answer your question, Lee:

     The current MPAA movie ratings consist of:

         

        Rated G GENERAL AUDIENCES: All ages admitted.

        Rated PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED: Some material may not be suitable for children.

        Rated PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED: Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

        Rated R RESTRICTED: Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

        Rated NC-17 No one 17 and under admitted.

        X or XXX is still used by the adult industry but is not regulated by MPAA

    If a film was never submitted for a rating, the label "NR" (Not Rated) is often used, however "NR" is not an official MPAA classification.

    Film that have not yet received MPAA classification are advertised under the banner, "This film is not yet rated".

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