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« on: June 28, 2012, 11:09:02 AM »

This has always bugged me..

Why does it have such a high certificate age rating for all the uncut verisons?

I have seen worse violence in Terminator 2, and thatīs only a 15.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 11:58:14 AM »

The rating is from 1968.

And for that year the Dollar trilogy was extremely violent.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 08:00:32 PM »

The rating is from 1968.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that these films were before the ratings system.  They were nbannered then "Suggested for Mature Audiences".  I know when the Ratings System came out, here in Arizona they made it more strict than most of the country.  And I was only 15 when I saw GBU in 1968, no adults with us; and I looked 12.

the Dollar trilogy was extremely violent.

Extremely violent, and no remorse for killing.  Yeah, the later R rating wasn't because Tuco showed his butt in the bathtub scene.

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 08:24:38 PM »

With GBU in particular the torture scene got a lot of bad press. If you read contemporary reviews critics (at least American ones) are apopleptic about that.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 03:29:03 AM »

The rating is from 1968.

And for that year the Dollar trilogy was extremely violent.

"Plan 9 from outer space" was downgraded from a X  to a PG in the 1990īs....so certification can be changed, but maybe the constant depiction of hanging will always make this an 18 movie.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 07:02:50 AM »

"Plan 9 from outer space" was downgraded from a X  to a PG in the 1990īs....so certification can be changed, but maybe the constant depiction of hanging will always make this an 18 movie.

can you think of one movie that shows significant war violence and carnage that is rated less than R?

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