Logan's Run MPAA Rating

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  1. James_M

    James_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't believe this movie's still rated PG!! It should be rated R with all that T&A. It's so messed up that PG-13 didn't come into existance until 1984 and nobody's bothering to re-rate the questionable ones.
     
  2. Matthew Chmiel

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  3. rutger_s

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    Three words:

    Barbarella on DVD

    The film was released to theaters back in 1968, before the MPAA decided to introduce the R rating. So its original rating was M(for Mature). The M was then changed to R in 1969 but in 1977, Paramount Pictures wanted to cash in on the success of Star Wars: Episode IV. So the film was edited to gain a PG rating. What was changed?

    The title for one. Barbarella: Queen of The Galaxy. Also, all the nude sequences were altered to remove Jane Fonda's best parts. Then the sexual overtones were toned down.

    However....

    The DVD of Barbarella: Queen of The Galaxy sports the PG rating from 1977 but it is the original 1968 version of the film. You get Jane Fonda in her prime and the original sexual overtones.
     
  4. Bill Slack

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    AFAIK, whoever owns the film would have to re-submit it for rating, and there's no beneficial reason to do that. Why does it matter?
     
  5. Larry Schneider

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    So what?
     
  6. Ryan L B

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    if a major studio would remake logans run with all scenes included, an instant R on the spot. Also, why is the 1960's version of Psycho R. It should be a bare minimum of a PG for the time it was re submited in 1984.
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I don't see the point in any case. What purpose, other than of possibly historical interest, does it serve to put ratings on dvds?

    It's one thing for parents to use ratings as a guide for movies in theaters that they may not get a chance to see. But for dvds, I don't see why they can't screen them. I know I do, and there are r-rated movies I'll let my son see a lot sooner than some pg or even g movies (I happen to find violence more offensive than nudity).
     
  8. Ryan L B

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    i mean I am 16, and no store I know of that ask me "hey you can't have that are you over 17. Now would they ask on the unrated versions of american pie.
     
  9. Matthew Chmiel

    Matthew Chmiel Cinematographer

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    Amen Matt!
     
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    The current rating system has so many flaws!

    All ages should be allowed in (Let parents send their 10 year olds to see American Pie if they're that stupid.) and all pre-1968 films have NO RATINGS.
     
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    I find it interesting that Warners upcoming DVD release of "Watership Down" is showing a "G" rating but the original rating when it was theatrically released was "PG".

    Tolerance levels for violence seem to have increased while levels for showing skin seem to have decreased.
     
  17. Philip Hamm

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    News flash: We don't live in a perfect world. [​IMG]
    The MPAA ratings are inconsistent and sometimes misleanding, and often they don't agree with our personal sensibilites. Also, the rules change over time.
    For what it is I think it does a great job. I wish the RIAA would do the same type of thing for music CDs.
     
  18. Richard Kim

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    To take a quote from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut:
     
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