This was on AMC tonight,supringly left all the violence completly uncensored,yet edited the swearing! hmmm... Anyway..ever since i first saw this unedited from TV a few years ago....i was always suprised at how gory/volent it was,yet still R rated,when other films durring the period got butchured beyond recognition in order to get a R. btw.....the version saw on Fox when i was a kid,had tons of alternate kill scenes without a hint at the real violence in the original cut,so i was suprised to see a totaly different(& powerful/better) movie unedited the first time. Though it also strikes me as extremly unfair & proves the MPAA area bunch of inconsiderdate jerks. For example Evil Dead 2 from the same year got an X rating..yet was nowhere nearly as gory/violent as Predator,(+ mostly offscreen) to top it all off....the effects weren't realisitic + the movies a comedy,so rather than being gruesome and gross..it's over the top and funny which it's intended to be. It could easily be R rated without any cuts at all!!! This is why i think the NC-17 rating is useless......R movies are meant for adults,yet they are not old enough to veiw certain things?...and of course now R rated movies are getting tamer and tamer and appropriate for kids,strange huh?? If they worried about kids seeing the films....well forgot that & let the PARENTS try and tell them whats appropriate & whats not & don't ruin it for the rest of us!! Get rid of the NC-17 rating, R should be high enough and once a film gets that rating......no more worries about censorship ect,unless the studio stupidly decides to get a PG-13? As for the Evil Dead 2 vs Predator comparison.......from what i've learned about just how corrupt the system really is...since Evil Dead 2 is a low budget Indie film & Predator a big budget major studio film...the MPAA cracks down harder & unfairly on the indies much more that the majors! ......and hollywood PLEASE GET RID OF THE NC-17!!!!!!!!!! then maybe ratings will be much more fair & rightfully so,if a films R,its' R no qustions asked!!