In news that should surprise nobody who’s seen either of the ultra-gory red-band trailers , director Fede Alvarez has revealed that the first cut of Evil Dead was given an NC-17 rating from the MPAA.
As a result, Alvarez is back in the editing room making a few choice cuts in order to get the film’s rating down to a more box office-friendly R. Not that he sounds too disappointed by the outcome…
“Was proud of scoring a NC-17 when submitted!” beamed the director via Twitter. “But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
Given that much of the talk surrounding the film has concerned its “intensity”, and the fact that the poster claims the title of, “The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience,” the rating probably didn’t come as that much of a surprise.
Still, there will likely be a blood-drenched uncut version for gorehounds to savour when the film is released on DVD and Blu-ray. In the meantime, Evil Dead will hit UK cinemas on 12 April 2013.
@ woozytribe Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters. January 28, 2013