That Evil Dead reboot is so gory it got NC-17 rating on 1st try

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Jan 28, 2013, 6:08 PM EST (Updated)

We’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about how Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead reboot will put the ick-tastic original to shame in the gory horror department. Turns out those claims could be more accurate than we thought.

Alvarez, who took the reins from horror auteur Sam Raimi to craft the reimagining, was chatting with some fans on Twitter when the inevitable ratings question came up. We already knew the film got a hard-R for all the blood and creepy dismemberment, but it turns out they actually had to tone it down to keep the film from falling into NC-17 territory.

Here’s Alvarez’s explanation: 

Now, we demand the uncut version be released on DVD and Blu-Ray as quickly as possible, because there’s no such thing as a true Evil Dead film that is too bloody and scary. Considering the truly disturbing pics and footage we’ve seen to this point, it’s no surprise that Alvarez pushed the envelope. With Evil Dead, there’s no other way to approach it (see the original tree attack from Raimi’s version). Let’s just hope he didn’t have to cut out all the good stuff to get down to an R rating.

What do you think? Considering its pedigree, can an Evil Dead movie be too disturbing?

(Via Cinema Blend)

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