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Piranha 3D too intense for Comic-Con, pulled from lineup

07.13.2010

Last night comedian and PIRANHA 3D star Paul Scheer tweeted the following: "BIG NEWS! Comic Con bans Piranha 3D for being "TOO WILD!" Scheer is one of the funniest guys I know on Twitter so I wasn't sure if this was some sort of joke I wasn't in on yet or publicity stunt for the movie. I asked Paul if it was indeed true and he confirmed it was no joke. "Yes, apparently we aren't Family Friendly enough. They pulled us after seeing the footage on Friday." And sure enough, if you check the 3D heavy Friday lineup, you'll find PIRANHA 3D nowhere to be found. But did Comic-Con really "ban" the movie?

HitFix contacted Comic-Con reps who admit they had an issue with the PIRANHA footage, which wasn't "all ages appropriate." They went back to The Weinstein Co. and asked them to edit the footage down so it was PG-rated. TWC declined to do so (and I don't really blame them) and Comic-Con organizers temporarily pulled it from the lineup.

That doesn't mean that PIRANHA is completely out though. Comic-Con said that there's still a week to resubmit footage for a Hall H appearance if TWC so inclined. And when I asked Scheer last night whether he'd still find a way to be at Comic-Con, he replied, "U bet. I'd never miss it and there might a some surprises in store." Maybe they'll just wind up screening the whole film?........

Extra Tidbit: Boy 300 never would make the cut at Comic-Con these days.
Source: TwitterHitFix

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11:48PM on 07/13/2010

So lemme get this straight...

and not that I really care anymore about the franchise but still...will they now no longer show the "opening kill" to the next Saw movie that they traditionally show every year?

If so, that's just retarded.
and not that I really care anymore about the franchise but still...will they now no longer show the "opening kill" to the next Saw movie that they traditionally show every year?

If so, that's just retarded.
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8:56PM on 07/13/2010
This is just another crappy, cash-in 3D conversion.
We'll have to wait till Tron in December to see another full, proper 3D film.
This is just another crappy, cash-in 3D conversion.
We'll have to wait till Tron in December to see another full, proper 3D film.
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5:24PM on 07/13/2010

Snakes on a Plane

I cannot wait for the only valid 3D movie to come out in years. If I have to wear those goddamn glasses again...I don't want to see blue cat people. I want to have a fun time! I have had it with these muthaf****n' piranhas in this muthaf****n' 3D. Sam Jackson for sequel.
I cannot wait for the only valid 3D movie to come out in years. If I have to wear those goddamn glasses again...I don't want to see blue cat people. I want to have a fun time! I have had it with these muthaf****n' piranhas in this muthaf****n' 3D. Sam Jackson for sequel.
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5:09PM on 07/13/2010
Show the fucking footage unedited for crying out loud.
Show the fucking footage unedited for crying out loud.
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2:08PM on 07/13/2010
another gimmick of 3D and people who are sucker for 3D r going to love it!
another gimmick of 3D and people who are sucker for 3D r going to love it!
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1:39PM on 07/13/2010
This has awful movie written all over it, and I love it. The cast is great, the vibe is great, the trailer is great. Can't wait.
This has awful movie written all over it, and I love it. The cast is great, the vibe is great, the trailer is great. Can't wait.
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1:13PM on 07/13/2010

didn't Comic Con show

District 9?
District 9?
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12:31PM on 07/13/2010
REALLY good idea to get people interested in what's sure to be a terrible movie.
REALLY good idea to get people interested in what's sure to be a terrible movie.
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11:58AM on 07/13/2010

If It's Not A Marketing Ploy...

then it's utterly stupid. Why must it be "family friendly"? Put in a section where you can card people or some such, etc.
then it's utterly stupid. Why must it be "family friendly"? Put in a section where you can card people or some such, etc.
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11:12AM on 07/13/2010

I'm torn . . .

... seems to be teetering between being a successful, so-bad-its-good flick and one thats too forced, like Snakes on a Plane.
... seems to be teetering between being a successful, so-bad-its-good flick and one thats too forced, like Snakes on a Plane.
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10:16AM on 07/13/2010

heh

it has to be for the sake of marketing as we all know how much the Whinestiens love changing their movies around.
it has to be for the sake of marketing as we all know how much the Whinestiens love changing their movies around.
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9:55AM on 07/13/2010
I also agree with ElderPredator, I think the more publicity this movie gets the better. I think this movie will be one of the biggest surprises of the summer and will also be one of the funniest movies of the summer. Everything I have seen from this movie has been awesome and I am eagerly awaiting for some 3D Piranha.
I also agree with ElderPredator, I think the more publicity this movie gets the better. I think this movie will be one of the biggest surprises of the summer and will also be one of the funniest movies of the summer. Everything I have seen from this movie has been awesome and I am eagerly awaiting for some 3D Piranha.
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9:04AM on 07/13/2010

Very nice....

To be honest, it sounds like a brilliant act of marketing. This news will make even more people curious about the movie and more will go see it.
To be honest, it sounds like a brilliant act of marketing. This news will make even more people curious about the movie and more will go see it.
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