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View Poll Results: Does seeing that a film is rated NC-17 affect whether you’ll watch it?
a. Yes, it may be too graphic for my liking. 3 8.57%
b. No, its rating may mean it is better. 9 25.71%
c. Yes, my impressions of films of that rating aren’t good. 0 0%
d. No, I don’t pay attention to the rating systems. 23 65.71%
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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NC-17 Films

What are your thoughts on NC-17 films? Have you seen any? Liked any?

I want to get the pulse of the forum on this topic.
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What are your thoughts on NC-17 films? Have you seen any? Liked any?

I want to get the pulse of the forum on this topic.
when this rating first came about
I saw a few

and then the producers realized that the rating hurt the box office

because most newspapers would not carry the ads

and many people considered them pornography, which they are not

it seems these days, they keep editing until they go from a NC-17 to a R rating.

You have probably seen quite a few NC-17, most people have.

They have just had a couple of sceens cut or shortened.

here is a list

List of NC-17 rated films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:00 AM   #3
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Couldn't care less. The MPAA does a terrible job with the ratings anyway.
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The fact that the MPAA censors (and places a tougher rating on) sex more than violence is one of the more despicable things about the movie business, and indirectly, the puritan values of the United States.

Some worthy NC-17 features:

Henry & June
The Dreamers
Lust, Caution
Requiem for a Dream (actually released unrated)
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I saw all those

they were pretty good






is better.
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so is NC 17 worser (is that even a word? FF didn't red line me for it!) than R rated?
In Australia we have M (not recommended for peeps under 15) MA 15+ (you gotta be 15 to see it) and R rated (you have to be over 18). But then i think there are films that they won't even show in Australia.

Would something like Wolf Creek be NC 17?
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Maybe it's because it's been so many years since I've seen it or maybe it's because I'm a lot older now than I was when I first saw it but I'm wondering what it was about Henry & June that gave it the NC-17 rating. The scene between the two women? It seems almost tame today.

Interesting topic.
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Couldn't care less. The MPAA does a terrible job with the ratings anyway.
Ditto!
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Doesn't affect me. I liked Lust, Caution a lot; and Requiem for a Dream is one of my favorite movies ever. The rating says nothing about the quality or whether or not I should see it, like I said an NC17 movie might be among my favorites but so are G's, and everything in between.
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I've never seen one.
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so is NC 17 worser (is that even a word? FF didn't red line me for it!) than R rated?
In Australia we have M (not recommended for peeps under 15) MA 15+ (you gotta be 15 to see it) and R rated (you have to be over 18). But then i think there are films that they won't even show in Australia.

Would something like Wolf Creek be NC 17?
Wolf Creek was R, I think. And no, "worser" is not a word.

I've seen A Clockwork Orange and some unrated cuts of films, like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and found the latter excessive. Usually, if comedies can be cut down a hard R, they're okay. Clockwork, however, is the fucking shit.
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I've never seen one.
Not even Showgirls?

I so secretly love that movie, in all its horrible glory.
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Seen some of the movies of the wikipedia list. . .most I haven't. I was surprised by how many there were.

I do have Lust, Caution on my netflix qeue though. I didn't really pay attention to it's rating though I had heard it was pretty explicit. .
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I never pay attention to ratings. I loved Lust, Caution but didn't know it was NC-17 until this thread.
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I had completely forgotten that Requiem for a Dream was released unrated until now. That was a really great movie. I'm still ticked off that Ellen Burstyn didn't win the Oscar. I didn't care much for Henry and June, The Lover or The Dreamers.
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