CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers, New Releases, RumorMonger, Distribution, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, New Releases, Cinematical'R' you shocked? We told you last week that Grindhouse was teetering on the edge of the dreaded "NC-17" rating. A studio insider reported that "Some cuts definitely will have to be made. There's no question." Well, I don't know if they made the trims or not, but Grindhouse is officially being released with an "R" rating. The rating is for (and this is hardly surprising) "strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity, and drug use." That about covers everything, doesn't it?
So it's official. The trailers will no longer say "This Film Is Not Yet Rated." You'll see ads for Grindhouse in your local newspaper. And you'll be able to check it out at the local mall -- might want to avoid the food court beforehand! I suppose we'll learn in a couple weeks if any major deletions were required by the MPAA, but for two experienced envelope-pushers like Tarantino and Rodriguez, I'd imagine working the ratings board couldn't have been that big of a challenge. Wouldn't it be great to sit in on these ratings conversations? "Take out one pelvic thrust here and one exploding eyeball there and we'll give you your 'R'." It just seems so ridiculous. You can see all the "strong graphic bloody violence and gore" for yourself when Grindhouse blasts its blood-drenched, drugged-up, foul-mouthed, totally naked, sex-havin' self into theaters on April 6th!