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#1 of 20 Francois L

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Posted August 12 2001 - 02:41 AM

Can somebody help me find dvds that support multi-rating feature.

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#2 of 20 Larry Schneider

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Posted August 12 2001 - 04:47 AM

Kalifornia, for one.

#3 of 20 Shayne Lebrun

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Posted August 12 2001 - 05:06 AM

I'm thinking Blade did, but I'm not sure.


#4 of 20 JeremyJones

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Posted August 12 2001 - 05:20 AM

I do wish more dvds had this feature. There are MANY movies that my whole family would enjoy if they would just remove a few words or scenes. The Matrix and Blues Brothers are two that just popped in my mind.

#5 of 20 Francois L

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Posted August 12 2001 - 08:18 AM

Thank's guys. Yes Jeremy, I think there should be more of them and it's a feature of dvd that's is not enough exploited.

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#6 of 20 Jason Seaver

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Posted August 12 2001 - 08:35 AM

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#7 of 20 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted August 12 2001 - 09:03 AM

Are you talking about films that use seamless branching to include the R rated and the Unrated version of the film or DVDs that use the parental lock feature to either not let kids play the film when they enter the DVD into the player or that blocks out specific scenes and words?

For films that use seamless branching...
Body Shots
Embrace of the Vampire
Posion Ivy 1 - 3

As for the parental lock feature, I never seen a DVD that lets you block out specific scenes, words, what not.

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There are MANY movies that my whole family would enjoy if they would just remove a few words or scenes. The Matrix and Blues Brothers are two that just popped in my mind.

Oh yes, cause if you remove a few words or scenes from The Matrix for the whole family to enjoy, why not delete almost every intense action scene? Posted Image

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#8 of 20 Ivan Berisic

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Posted August 12 2001 - 09:16 AM

Why can't your family enjoy The Matrix? The violence is kept to an absolute minimum, there's no profanity and no nudity. This movie should've been a PG-13.

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#9 of 20 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted August 12 2001 - 09:19 AM

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Ivan, not really. The film does show bloodshed, and according to the MPAA, it means it's R. Posted Image

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#10 of 20 Jason Seaver

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Posted August 12 2001 - 10:20 AM

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Why can't your family enjoy The Matrix? The violence is kept to an absolute minimum, there's no profanity and no nudity. This movie should've been a PG-13.
Well, sometimes people get antsy about movies which depict the wholesale slaughter of police officers, and a man cold-bloodedly murdering helpless people who trust him. The Matrix earned its R with the attack on the police station, at the very least.
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#11 of 20 Peter McM

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Posted August 12 2001 - 11:07 AM

This was supposed to be a big selling point for DVDs when the format was first introduced. But you're right, Francois, it's not used enough; most studios elect to waste their money by packaging two complete versions of the disc--i.e. American Pie. I know that Crash gives the viewer the option of choosing between an R version and the theatrical NC-17.
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Posted August 12 2001 - 11:47 AM

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This was supposed to be a big selling point for DVDs when the format was first introduced. But you're right, Francois, it's not used enough; most studios elect to waste their money by packaging two complete versions of the disc--i.e. American Pie.

To be fair, American Pie (and most other dual-ratings discs) exists in two formats not to give the consumer a choice, but because Blockbuster and Wal-Mart won't carry unrated or NC-17 material. Universal released the unrated cut as something of a marketing ploy, and I'm fairly certain that it would have been the only version available if they could get it sold at Blockbuster and Wal-Mart.

If the DVD included both versions, the stores in question wouldn't carry it anyway — totally defeating the purpose of having the R-rated cut on there in the first place.
 

 


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Posted August 12 2001 - 12:15 PM

Actually the stores would carry them then since they would have no choice.

BB around here has Kalifornia, Body Shots( even 9 1/2 Weeks which only has the unrated version!!) & a few other dual rated discs. Of course if it says NC-17 on it,they won't carry it which is why i can't find thhe Crash dvd at any BB or Hollywood or store around here besides Best Buy ect.


Still BB is messed up that certain movies they do carry the unrated version,but for most they don't(at least the one near my house,though i don't rent from BB anymore Posted Image)

#14 of 20 Patrick McCart

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Posted August 12 2001 - 12:40 PM

Would a rated G version of The Matrix be about 10 minutes long? (including the credits?)

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#15 of 20 Jon Robertson

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Posted August 12 2001 - 07:34 PM

The upcoming MGM DVD has both the R-rated and totally uncut (dialogue and visuals) versions of Dressed to Kill.

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Posted August 12 2001 - 10:45 PM

~ i managed to pick up *Crash* as one of my enrollment titles at CH. There's a good 10 min. difference between the R and NC-17 rating.

The discs itself has one of the most beautiful mirror finishes I've ever seen, it looks like Fine Italian Black Lacquer on high end furniture.

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Posted August 13 2001 - 03:40 AM

I am also one who would enjoy a movie like the matrix where the fat(violence, language) is trimmed.
I don't enjoy blood andor guts. Just show me a great story and tell it with only nessacery profanity and minimal violence.
And don't give me any of that 'the artist's vision' crap.
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#18 of 20 John Berggren

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Posted August 13 2001 - 03:42 AM

Perhaps PAX TV could buy "The Matrix" and edit it down to a 30 minute short. It would be interesting to see if it made any sense.

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#19 of 20 Mikael Soderholm

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Posted August 13 2001 - 08:03 AM

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And don't give me any of that 'the artist's vision' crap.

Many people around here would find that remark offensive, perhaps it should be censored Posted Image (but then again, that would also be offensive, wouldn't it?)

On a more serious side, I think you will find that most people here are in this hobby because they want to be able to experience 'the artist's vision'...

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Posted August 13 2001 - 09:30 PM

They should have included the first laserdisc version of "Insatiable" on the DVD- it was pressed in Japan, and there's certain things you can't show, period, in Japan, so they cleaned it up with a lot of cheesy video effects- split-screens and that sorta thing. They later reissued it uncut on a disc pressed in the US, but I've heard the Japanese disc is pretty funny.
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