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HTF REVIEW: The Cheerleaders Collection

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 17 2003 - 04:05 AM

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted October 17 2003 - 08:02 AM

Dude, where are screenshots when you need them! Posted Image
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   richardWI


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Posted October 17 2003 - 09:25 AM

I thought I'd read that The Cheerleaders later had some hardcore porn inserted (!) into the movie. I see it's rated "X" here, so can anyone confirm or deny?

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 17 2003 - 02:07 PM

Not really hardcore, but during the commentary they point out a few scenes that were cut for the R version. Great set, but I was a little annoyed since I already had "The Swinging Cheerleaders" and had to buy it again to get the other 2 movies, since they're not available seperately. They should've just put the first 2 out as a double-feature disc, or redone Swinging Cheerleaders in 16x9 at least.
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Fred_Krampits


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Posted November 04 2003 - 10:33 AM

This movie is a good example of what was X-rated 30 years ago and what is a mild R now! Barbarella, Midnight Cowboy were both rated X initially and barely rate a R now!
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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Victoria K.

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Posted November 04 2003 - 02:20 PM

I saw the R version by accident once. It ran only 70 minutes & had everything cut out!

I finally saw the uncut version & what a great fun film it isPosted Image

I think it would still get an NC-17 today. You know how uptight the MPAA viws nudity,then add in sexuality. Proves we are still pretty conservative today(which is a shame) than we think. Afterall,violence always seems more acceptable than nudity in this country,go figure?

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted November 04 2003 - 06:16 PM

Barbarella was never X. It was an M, which was given a R when the rating was introduced. It was edited down to a PG in 1977 by removing the nudity (and there was very little to begin with).
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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted November 05 2003 - 01:58 AM

I must agree with you here. Throughout the 70s, the carryover effect of the new ratings system was quite evident in American cinema. There was, I think, a palpable excitement coming from these films and their makers, in terms of what could now be shown in mainstream films. And, in hindsight, the times were a lot more liberal than the current era.

Sure, a lot of these films were exploitation films, but there is a strange innocence about them, which I think is evident in and works quite well for the films like the Cheeleaders series.

Sometime during the Reagan era, the trend reversed and we a see a helluva lot more violence than nudity in our R-rated films.

It's also quite interesting to note the often quite mature content found in PG films of the 70s (before the ever handy and useful PG-13 rating.) Posted Image Some favorites of this category, that come to mind, are Phantom of the Paradise and Electra Glide in Blue.

Let's not even get started on the usefulness of the NC-17 rating which seems to be reserved only for films with "objectionable" sexual content.


#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted November 05 2003 - 09:53 PM

From what I've seen up until 1980 or so, you couldn't make an R without a little nudity. It often slipped into PGs even.
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