The upcoming remake/reboot of the beloved cult franchise, Evil Dead, seems to be making good on its promise to be gorier and more shocking than it’s predecessors. If you recall the originals had gallons upon gallons of blood and tree rape so director Fede Alvarez had is work cut out for him. Months back we saw the redband trailer and it definitely looked to be a bit more bloody (no tree rape though.)
As the films April 12th release date approaches Alvarez took to twitter to update on what the MPAA rating will be.
Now it is not uncommon for a movie to get slapped with a high rating then be re-edited to achieve a reduced more marketable one. Hell, some directors will purposely submit an extreme version of their movie with the intention of dropping scenes to achieve a reduced rating. Was this Alvarez’s strategy? WHO CARES?!? Just let us know that they NC-17 cut of the film will be available on Blu-ray in the future. What will we miss when the R rated version is released to theaters?
Also, will there be a chainsaw-for-a-hand edit? I really think there should be a chainsaw-for-a-hand version.
So Red-band trailers are called that because those trailers are approved for only “restricted” or “mature” audiences. These trailers may only be shown before R-rated, NC-17-rated, or unrated movies. These trailers may include nudity, profanity or other material deemed inappropriate for children. None of which applies to Simon Pegg‘s and Nick Frost‘s (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) new upcoming alien comedy Paul.
I’m still trying to figure out where this trailer crossed the line . . . was it when the FBI agent fondled Paul’s space alien balls, maybe it was when they all toked up around the camp fire, OH, I got it, it’s when Simon Pegg grabs Kristen Wiig’s boob, well it looked to me like she was grabbing his hand and placing it there.
After watching and comparing it to the Green-Band trailer I kinda wonder why they bothered with the Red-Band trailer. We all knew that that kind of stuff was gonna be in the movie, the Green-Band inferred enough of it to make it plain to anyone not 3/4 baked. Ah, that explains it. If your gonna court the Stoner crowd you have to understand the Stoner mentality, and explain it to them.
With my luck I’ll be sitting at the theater and get passed some lame clove cigarette and I won’t be able to get that taste out of my mouth for days. Damn Hippie movie goers.