NC-17 Rating for "Grindhouse"? (Grisly Semi-Spoilers Within)
"Some of it is so graphic and outrageous for a major Hollywood studio, there's no question it's headed for an NC-17 without big cuts," says NYP's inside source.
Also stirring things up are the fake movie trailers separating "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof," to be guest directed by genre filmmakers Rob Zombie ("House of 1000 Corpses"), Eli Roth ("Hostel"), and Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead").
With Zombie's trailer for the fictional "Werewolf Women of the S.S.," picture Nazi concentration camps, mad doctors, blood draining experiments, and topless girls getting branded with swastikas.
Cruisin' for an NC-17?
Andrew O'Hehir of Salon recently saw Eli Roth's holiday-themed trailer (for a fake slasher flick called "Thanksgiving") and called it "unbelievably gruesome...horrifying, hilarious, and guaranteed not to pass muster with the MPAA. (Wait for the DVD, I guess.)"
And says one studio insider: "Some cuts definitely will have to be made. There's no question." Dimension, which is putting out "Grindhouse," had no comment.
Check out the NYP article for more descriptions of lovely and amazing "Grindhouse" scenes. It might be the best we'll get until the unrated DVD.
Source: New York Post, Salon