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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 3 weeks ago

Are unrated movies supposed to be more vulgar than an R rated film?

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  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    To me unrated seems to be a gimmick.  If someone notices it is unrated, then they are generally expecting a wilder version and maybe more likely to watch.  But the movies are a director's cut or added scenes over the original.  So what, a lot of times 5 to 10 minutes of extra material that hasn't been watched by the sensors.  That might be for rating, might be the film is too long, might be alternate endings, might be just bloopers.  

    As the average movie is shooting for PG.  It is likely that if it was edited for the sensors, then it is just as vulgar as an R movie.  Not more vulgar. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Studios have to pay money to have a movie rated. Sometimes they'll release an alternate version of the movie on dvd than what they released (and rated) in the theaters. The additional scenes in the dvd version might have been left out of the theatrical version for any number of reasons. They might have had too much violence or sex to be included to get the desired rating. They might have also been left out due to timing/duration.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Often so. The rating is a motion picture industry voluntary. Often, when an R won't be granted without further editing, instead of an NC-17, they release it unrated. However, mainstream theaters rarely show an unrated film, or they voluntarily warn and treat it as an NC-17. So, sometimes, the theater version is rated R and DVD is less edited and unrated.  It can be sex, subjects covered such as teenagers drinking alcohol or drugs, or violence/gore. Very old films never got a rating and may be G or PG if rated. I have two DVD copies of the highly rated film Requiem for a Dream, one R and one unrated. Real life can be vulgar.  

    United States:Unrated (certificate #37726) 

     United States:R (certificate #37990, edited version)

    Some films with unrated versions available. Sometimes, only a few small additions that were edited from the theater release version. A few times, they just didn't apply for re-rating of the unedited version.

    Gladiator (2000), Léon: The Professional (1994), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Sin City (2005), The Hangover (2009), Taken (2008), American Psycho (2000), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Crash (2004), Armageddon (1998), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Saw (2004), American Pie (1999), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) (original only PG. Special Edition Unrated). Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), There's Something About Mary (1998), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), The Patriot (2000), Almost Famous (2000), American Pie 2 (2001), Lethal Weapon (1987), Dawn of the Dead (2004), RoboCop (1987), Dodgeball (2004), Pitch Black (2000), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Old School (2003), True Romance (1993), The Girl Next Door (2004), Remember the Titans (2000), EuroTrip (2004), American Wedding (2003), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Saw III (2006), xXx (2002), Basic Instinct (1992), A Knight's Tale (2001), Hostel (2005), The Expendables 3 (2014), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Blade: Trinity (2004), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), King Arthur (2004), Team America: World Police (2004), The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Not at all. Lots of limited release films, small foreign films, educational films for schools, etc., are not rated. Unrated just means the filmmakers didn't submit the film to a ratings board for rating. Some are obscene; others are just niche and innocuous.

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