Rated Vs. Unrated: Sales Comparison?

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  1. David Illingworth II

    David Illingworth II Second Unit

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    I know we've all been interested in Widescreen Vs. Fullscreen, but I wonder if anyone knows the comparison on these types of discs? I was just thinking about since we had Sweetest Thing and Van Wilder just announced for R/UR releases. Does anybody know the differences in how they sell? I confess that unrated is an attractive sales draw for myself. I've got Road Trip and both American Pies unrated.
     
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    The term "Unrated" can be used very loosely. All studios need to do is throw in a new scene, not resubmit the movie, and apply an unrated label (as was the case with Pitch Black). Unrated comedies don't have too much appeal for me, but unrated action/horror movies that have never been seen before and were cut heavily upon theatrical release do.

    I love love love my Unrated Robocop Criterion and I would pay HUGE sums of money to have the following titles released unrated (uncut) on DVD:

    Total Recall
    Friday the 13ths part 1,2,3,5,6,7,8
    Hard Target

    There are so many more, those are just off the top of my head.
     

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