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Old 08-11-04, 11:24 PM
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So finally a movie uses the MPAA to mislead audiences..

Watching MTV occasionally I happen to come across TV spots for the movie Open Water. Many TV spots actually. And at the end of the commercial the MPAA rating comes up and its says R - Strong Violence & Language. Strong Violence? Is there really a shark attack in this movie? Well I hop on the ol' internet and check up on Open Water's rating and no where does it say Strong Violence anywhere. It does state there is nudity however. Are the TV spots being purposely misleading because the MPAA rating could actually be considered a spoiler? Or is it just accidental?
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my apologies for threadcrapping, but it reminds me of something that I thought of when reading your thread.

that new release for that movie the girl next door. to me seems like a misleading rating to get people to buy the DVD. since most of the people who will be picking that up will probably be assuming Elisha Cuthbert (?) will get naked in it.

as for Open Water you do bring up a good point. whether or not people would not go see it because there isn't much gore? in it? who knows
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that new release for that movie the girl next door. to me seems like a misleading rating to get people to buy the DVD. since most of the people who will be picking that up will probably be assuming Elisha Cuthbert (?) will get naked in it.
that's the whole point of the "Unrated" tag on dvds. Look at Universal's attempts at the Unrated world. a majority of them are nothing more then a new 2 minutes of regular footage and the way it got UNRATED was simply by not resubmitting it to the MPAA for a rating. Though there is more nudity.. just not by the actress you want.
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Though there is more nudity.. just not by the actress you want.
someone's mad about their new copy of Euro Trip - Unrated.
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I wish that I was evil enough to think of the concept of these "unrated" DVDs...
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Re: So finally a movie uses the MPAA to mislead audiences..

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
.... Or is it just accidental?

No more misleading than using the thread title to state something as fact, but questioning if it is a fact in your actual post.
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according to MPAA.org:
Open Water
Rated R for language and some nudity.

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