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Zack and Miri gets R!

08.05.2008

Happy days! On a day when one film is being censored, another is overcoming the man to reach the masses. It was well-publicized last month when Kevin Smith's ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO received an NC-17 from the MPAA (of course The Weinstein Co. did all they could to publicize that fact). Kevin vowed to fight the rating without making any cuts to the film (a la CLERKS) and that he did and he was successful! According to the MPAA, the rating was revised after the group's appeals board give ZACK AND MIRI another viewing and apparently came to the conclusion that the original rating was full of shit. Kevin has said that he may still cut his film but it would be for timing and comedic effect not because the MPAA said it wasn't proper for people under the age of 17. So a win for the little guy today! ZACK AND MIRI hits theaters on the odd date of Halloween.

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Extra Tidbit: How many of Kevin Smith's movies have at one point received NC-17 ratings?

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7:48AM on 08/08/2008
Actually, Clerks wasn't the only one Jay and Silent Bon initially got NC-17, due mostly in part because of Semen jokes. Parts of the George Carlin hitch hiking scene had to be cut to bring down to R. You can see Kevin Smith and Mewes talking about it on the DVD deleted scenes. MPAA doesnt like male fluid dicussion or anything of the sort. Glad to see this got an R, and Im also glad shit got cut so we have content for an Unrated dvd. Go Kevin!
Actually, Clerks wasn't the only one Jay and Silent Bon initially got NC-17, due mostly in part because of Semen jokes. Parts of the George Carlin hitch hiking scene had to be cut to bring down to R. You can see Kevin Smith and Mewes talking about it on the DVD deleted scenes. MPAA doesnt like male fluid dicussion or anything of the sort. Glad to see this got an R, and Im also glad shit got cut so we have content for an Unrated dvd. Go Kevin!
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1:40AM on 08/07/2008
If he cuts anything even for pacing, won't the new version have to be submitted to the MPAA again? And won't that mean they'll get another chance to slap it with NC-17, since it is apparently borderline? Cause that would be amusing.

Has anyone heard if this is supposed to be slapsticky Kevin Smith (ala J&S Strike Back) or smart Kevin Smith (ala Clerks, Chasing Amy)? I don't know if I should be looking forward to this, or be preparing to be annoyed by it.
If he cuts anything even for pacing, won't the new version have to be submitted to the MPAA again? And won't that mean they'll get another chance to slap it with NC-17, since it is apparently borderline? Cause that would be amusing.

Has anyone heard if this is supposed to be slapsticky Kevin Smith (ala J&S Strike Back) or smart Kevin Smith (ala Clerks, Chasing Amy)? I don't know if I should be looking forward to this, or be preparing to be annoyed by it.
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5:09PM on 08/06/2008
Well, if he did cut 15 mins, and it's still good, the unrated dvd that's sure to follow will only be that much better.

And the reason his fans like him is because he actually likes his fans right back.
Well, if he did cut 15 mins, and it's still good, the unrated dvd that's sure to follow will only be that much better.

And the reason his fans like him is because he actually likes his fans right back.
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1:38PM on 08/06/2008
man, i really dont get why Kevin Smith has so many passionate fans, his movies are average at best, in my opinion, and all this fuss for a rating decision is plain ridiculous
man, i really dont get why Kevin Smith has so many passionate fans, his movies are average at best, in my opinion, and all this fuss for a rating decision is plain ridiculous
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1:38PM on 08/06/2008
man, i really dont get why Kevin Smith has so many passionate fans, his movies are average at best, in my opinion, and all this fuss for a rating decision is plain ridiculous
man, i really dont get why Kevin Smith has so many passionate fans, his movies are average at best, in my opinion, and all this fuss for a rating decision is plain ridiculous
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10:51AM on 08/06/2008
awesome!
awesome!
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4:30AM on 08/06/2008
ooooooooooh.

Wow. Kevin Smith's publicity machine has really hooked you guys. I'd hate for what I'm sure is a brilliant piece of film to be seen by anyone other than his loyal fans.
ooooooooooh.

Wow. Kevin Smith's publicity machine has really hooked you guys. I'd hate for what I'm sure is a brilliant piece of film to be seen by anyone other than his loyal fans.
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3:46AM on 08/06/2008
Right on!
Right on!
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12:33AM on 08/06/2008

Sweet

Im glad it made an R rating, but why is it being released on halloween? The Weinstein Co release movies on some weird dates. Grindhouse opens on easter weekend, The Mist opens on thanksgiving weekend now ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO on halloween? Weird
Im glad it made an R rating, but why is it being released on halloween? The Weinstein Co release movies on some weird dates. Grindhouse opens on easter weekend, The Mist opens on thanksgiving weekend now ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO on halloween? Weird
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11:19PM on 08/05/2008
Woohoo! Awesome to hear!
Woohoo! Awesome to hear!
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10:38PM on 08/05/2008
Yeah I'm pretty sure he had to cut about 15 minutes out of the film already so it's not like the film really slipped by undaunted, but still good news that it's getting a release
Yeah I'm pretty sure he had to cut about 15 minutes out of the film already so it's not like the film really slipped by undaunted, but still good news that it's getting a release
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9:35PM on 08/05/2008
Actually, he cut it like 3 times for the MPAA and they still gave it NC-17, he said on Smodcast. But now we'll all get to see it! Except some of you kids.
Actually, he cut it like 3 times for the MPAA and they still gave it NC-17, he said on Smodcast. But now we'll all get to see it! Except some of you kids.
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9:21PM on 08/05/2008

Great News!

Now bring on the trailer.
Now bring on the trailer.
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9:06PM on 08/05/2008
I knew this would get an R rating. Hooray!!
I knew this would get an R rating. Hooray!!
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7:57PM on 08/05/2008

EXCELLENT

This is so fucking sweet. And the original Clerks was the only one that got an NC-17, but brought down to an R. Jersey Girl was given an R, but bought to a PG-13.
This is so fucking sweet. And the original Clerks was the only one that got an NC-17, but brought down to an R. Jersey Girl was given an R, but bought to a PG-13.
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7:48PM on 08/05/2008

yay

we need more "zack and miri"s out there.
we need more "zack and miri"s out there.
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7:39PM on 08/05/2008

woo!

Go Kevin Smith!
Go Kevin Smith!
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7:31PM on 08/05/2008
Awesome.
Awesome.
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