Like most horror fans, we were skeptical when we found out that a remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead was on the way, but after seeing the trailers that have been released so far, it’s already looking like one of the better genre movies to come out in 2013. The pervasive violence and gore throughout the footage we have seen has been nothing short of graphic, and there was a question over what the final product would be rated. Well now director Fede Alvarez confirmed what we can expect in a recent tweet:
@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.— Fede Alvarez(@fedalvar) January 28, 2013
So there you go. The movie was vile enough to get an NC-17 rating, but it will be cut to an R for theaters. It certainly makes sense from a business standpoint; we just hope there is an unrated director’s cut on DVD so we can see all of the blood and guts uncensored.
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