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View Poll Results: High Tension NC-17 or R?
YES...NC-17 release. They will stay true to their word 18 35.29%
NO...R rated release. You can't trust the studio anymore 27 52.94%
Unsure,if NC-17..terrific. If R,I will lose all faith in Lions Gate 6 11.76%
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Old 01-19-05, 01:19 PM   #1
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Will Lions Gate keep their word on High Tension(NC-17 release) or not?

With the release date pushed back to June and the official website stating 'not yet rated',despite being officially NC-17 on www.filmratings.com.

Do you think Lions Gate will keep their word and release the film with an NC-17? They keep telling us too 'not worry' and that they have 'no intentions' of cutting the film. Yet speculation abounds.
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Old 01-19-05, 01:27 PM   #2
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I certainly hope so. I've been dying to see this flick.

Lions Gate is a pretty solid studio, so I'll go with yes!
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Old 01-19-05, 01:28 PM   #3
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perhaps its held up because of the fuss over it being a blatant rip-off of Dean Koontz's Intensity?
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Old 01-19-05, 01:40 PM   #4
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Who cares if its released nc-17, it blows a fattie, i downloaded this without english subs which really didnt hinder the viewing at all because there are like 5 lines in the movie, just a bunch of running around. not scarry nor tense.
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Old 01-19-05, 02:39 PM   #5
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I don't think they'll cut the movie. I imagine Lion's Gate will release this movie NC-17. I also imagine they'll release it in a few theaters, never give it a full run cause lots of theaters won't carry it or advertise for it, and basically then be sent to DVD.
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Old 01-19-05, 02:45 PM   #6
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I too don't think they'll cut the movie.
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Old 01-19-05, 08:34 PM   #7
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Supposedly, despite the NC-17 rating, Lions Gate wants to get it in as many theaters as possible (that will show the flick).

That wouldn't be a problem in Vegas as both Regal Cinemas and Century Theaters have shown NC-17 and Unrated flicks before.
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Old 01-19-05, 11:26 PM   #8
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Where's the option for - "I hope they edit it down to a pg so I can show it to my kids." ?
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Old 01-19-05, 11:35 PM   #9
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It's a niche release as it is, so I'm unsure. However, I see no reason why they won't stand by their commitment.

Perhaps they're trying to lobby for an R? You never know, it is a niche release. I honestly don't know how this film will play with US audiences... it's foreign, it's subtitled, and the plot's full of holes. I enjoyed the film quite a bit, but by no means is it high art... well, maybe; the visuals are fantastic...

Also... can we get the "cool" taken away from EEz28's title? Doesn't seem apt. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-05, 12:37 PM   #10
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Also... can we get the "cool" taken away from EEz28's title? Doesn't seem apt. Thanks.
Why?
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Old 01-20-05, 12:39 PM   #11
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cause you ain't cool!

OH! BURN!
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Old 01-20-05, 12:52 PM   #12
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Oh snap.

You know you're in trouble when QuiGonJosh is burning you.

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Old 01-20-05, 01:44 PM   #13
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Old 01-20-05, 02:12 PM   #14
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Wasnt trying to brag about dling(just put that there in case anyone was wondering how i saw it which i deleted after viewing) just stating my opinion that this movie sucked and no matter how much gore they keep in it it wont make it a better film. Sorry guys, didnt mean to piss you off.
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Old 01-20-05, 03:49 PM   #15
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First, Brizz, did u see the movie beyond people's initial complaints about it being an Intensity ripoff? While it starts off as so it does go way off of what Koontz wrote. Donnachaone, its no mroe a niche film than anything else released, As for the subtitle issue, Hero made a decent amount with subs, and its not like this movie has a tremendous amount of dialogue, a dubbed version wouldnt be that horrific I believe. As for plotholes, this doesnt have as many as Darkness or any other horror movie out there.
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Old 01-20-05, 06:08 PM   #16
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You know you're in trouble when QuiGonJosh is burning you.


you son of a...


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Old 01-20-05, 06:19 PM   #17
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As for plotholes, this doesnt have as many as Darkness or any other horror movie out there.
Hell, White Noise had a gazillion plot holes, and look at that flick. Made $24 million it's opening weekend.
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Old 01-21-05, 11:22 PM   #18
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Sorry guys, didnt mean to piss you off.
No offense taken, EE.

Harosa - Hero had the crutch of great reviews, an action star known in the USA and very little competition. I don't see that happening with Haute.
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Old 01-21-05, 11:45 PM   #19
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I'm gonna say they will leave it alone and I'm keeping my fingers crossed
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Old 01-22-05, 02:31 AM   #20
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as long as they release the movie on DVD uncut, I don't really mind what they do with it in theaters.
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Old 01-22-05, 02:49 AM   #21
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as long as they release the movie on DVD uncut, I don't really mind what they do with it in theaters.
Same here. Honestly I wouldn't blame them if they can't get a wide release of the NC-17 version. There's so many hurdles they'll have getting this into 2000plus theaters with that rating that it'll be mighty tough. Especially with a french subtitled horror film that I doubt has much of a chance to be a big box office hit.

DVD is where it's at, one of the reasons I can live with Romero releasing a R rated version of Land of the Dead in the theaters, knowing that we'll get his uncut version later on.
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Old 01-22-05, 11:02 AM   #22
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While that usually may be the case with other studios today. Lions Gate is abit different now,than they used too be.

If a film is cut to get an R rating today. The uncut version stands very little chance of being released on dvd. If it is released on dvd,it will be a few years away.

SAW being the most recent example. The most graphic material was cut to avoid an NC-17(about 2 minutes worth). It was released uncut in the U.K.,meanwhile the U.S dvd release will be the R rated version only.

The Toolbox Murders also suffers under the knife. Some gruesome bits were cut to avoid an NC-17,but the uncut footage will be included as an extra feature only(so kiss chances of an unrated dvd goodbye). Meanwhile it was released uncut in other countries!


They still have'nt come through on releasing the unrated version of Return of the Living Dead 3. The R rated 'special edition'(which is heavily cut) was released in 2001. I talked to someone from Lions Gate a few years ago and they said it was being planned possibly for 2003 and would be unrated. It's now 2005 and it still has not happened.


So if High Tension is cut to get an R rating. It will stand little chance of an unrated/uncut release here in the U.S.,for who knows how long(they may release it uncut eventually,but the wait could be very long!).

Meanwhile Sex & Lucia was released unrated theatrically,then a cut R rated version was created for dvd. But the uncut version was also released.

I don't understand why they can't do the same for films(heavily) cut to get R ratings theatrically?


So this is one reason to be concerned IF they do decide to cut the film to an R rating.
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Old 01-22-05, 11:36 AM   #23
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Geez, the film STILL isn't out in the US yet? It's literally rotting at this point. It's been, what, 2 years since its international debut? I'm surprised this isn't a Miramax release.
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Old 01-22-05, 11:47 AM   #24
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I'd guess an R-rated cut.
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Old 01-22-05, 12:14 PM   #25
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Geez, the film STILL isn't out in the US yet? It's literally rotting at this point. It's been, what, 2 years since its international debut?
You - and - your ... dumb ... stupid - international. *guff*

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