Re: [Videolib] Unrated movies.

Winona Patterson (wpatters@harpercollege.edu)
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:48:34 -0600

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

--===============7411070840092502434==
Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01C949AE.429902AE"

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------_=_NextPart_001_01C949AE.429902AE
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

I've come to find that the "unrated" versions of most of these films
contain nothing that advances the plot what-so-ever; it's just an
opportunity to show that extra five seconds of certain anatomical parts,
or to curse just that much more or to spew more blood when a lithe
teenage girl is brutally murdered - re-inserting the segments that had
to be cut to achieve their R (or even PG-13) rating. Not worth the
time, for the most part. But you can do your research on a
title-by-title basis (see Wedding Crashers in the first link below).

=20

Here are a couple articles that explain it far better than I ever could:

http://www.slate.com/id/2134503/

http://www.moralmetric.com/articles/entertainment/movies/1151-rated-or-u
nrated-does-it-really-matter

=20

=20

Winona Patterson

A/V Cataloger

LRC Tech Services, Harper College

1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Direct Line 847-925-6770

wpatters@harpercollege.edu <mailto:wpatters@harpercollege.edu>=20

From: videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Danielle
Phillips
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:12 PM
To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] Unrated movies.

=20

I've been trying to find out what makes a DVD Unrated vs. NC-17 or R. I
select media for a large library district and have recently come across
DVD's released as both R and UN, sometimes on one disc. We are trying
to decide whether to purchase Unrated movies that were originally
released as R in the theatre. Do other libraries purchase these? Have
you found the content to be inappropriate? What are your thoughts on UN
movies? =20

=20

I'm not talking foreign films or chidlren's films that often have no
rating, but movies that were originally released in theatres as rated
and then come out on DVD in an UN version. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
and The Strangers are examples of this.

=20

Thanks.

--=20
Danielle Phillips

------_=_NextPart_001_01C949AE.429902AE
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<html xmlns:v=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" =
xmlns:o=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =
xmlns:w=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =
xmlns:m=3D"http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2004/12/omml" =
xmlns=3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

<head>
<meta http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
charset=3Dus-ascii">
<meta name=3DGenerator content=3D"Microsoft Word 12 (filtered medium)">
<style>
<!--
/* Font Definitions */
@font-face
{font-family:Calibri;
panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}
@font-face
{font-family:Tahoma;
panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;}
@font-face
{font-family:Harrington;
panose-1:4 4 5 5 5 10 2 2 7 2;}
/* Style Definitions */
p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
{margin:0in;
margin-bottom:.0001pt;
font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}
a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
{mso-style-priority:99;
color:blue;
text-decoration:underline;}
a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
{mso-style-priority:99;
color:purple;
text-decoration:underline;}
span.EmailStyle18
{mso-style-type:personal-reply;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D;}
.MsoChpDefault
{mso-style-type:export-only;}
@page Section1
{size:8.5in 11.0in;
margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}
div.Section1
{page:Section1;}
-->
</style>
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<o:shapedefaults v:ext=3D"edit" spidmax=3D"1026" />
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<o:shapelayout v:ext=3D"edit">
<o:idmap v:ext=3D"edit" data=3D"1" />
</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
</head>

<body lang=3DEN-US link=3Dblue vlink=3Dpurple>

<div class=3DSection1>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I&#8217;ve come to find that the &#8220;unrated&#8221; =
versions
of most of these films contain nothing that advances the plot =
what-so-ever; it&#8217;s
just an opportunity to show that extra five seconds of certain =
anatomical
parts, or to curse just that much more or to spew more blood when a =
lithe
teenage girl is brutally murdered &#8211; re-inserting the segments that =
had to
be cut to achieve their R (or even PG-13) rating.&nbsp; Not worth the =
time, for
the most part.&nbsp; But you can do your research on a title-by-title =
basis
(see <i>Wedding Crashers</i> in the first link =
below).<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Here are a couple articles that explain it far better =
than I
ever could:<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><a =
href=3D"http://www.slate.com/id/2134503/">http://www.slate.com/id/2134503=
/</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><a
href=3D"http://www.moralmetric.com/articles/entertainment/movies/1151-rat=
ed-or-unrated-does-it-really-matter">http://www.moralmetric.com/articles/=
entertainment/movies/1151-rated-or-unrated-does-it-really-matter</a><o:p>=
</o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><span =
style=3D'font-family:Harrington;color:#1F497D'>Winona
Patterson</span></b><span style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>A/V Cataloger</span><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>LRC Tech Services, Harper College</span><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067</span><span
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Direct Line 847-925-6770</span><span =
style=3D'color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><a href=3D"mailto:wpatters@harpercollege.edu"><span
style=3D'color:blue'>wpatters@harpercollege.edu</span></a></span><span
style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497=
D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<div style=3D'border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt =
0in 0in 0in'>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><b><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span>=
</b><span
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>
videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu
[mailto:videolib-bounces@lists.berkeley.edu] <b>On Behalf Of =
</b>Danielle
Phillips<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:12 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> videolib@lists.berkeley.edu<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [Videolib] Unrated movies.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

</div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>I've been trying to find out what makes a DVD =
Unrated vs.
NC-17 or R.&nbsp; I select media for a large library district and have =
recently
come across DVD's released as both R and UN, sometimes&nbsp;on one =
disc.&nbsp;
We are trying to decide whether to purchase Unrated movies that were =
originally
released as R in the theatre.&nbsp; Do other libraries purchase =
these?&nbsp;
Have you found the content to be inappropriate?&nbsp; What are your =
thoughts on
UN movies?&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>I'm not talking foreign films or chidlren's films =
that often
have no rating, but movies that were&nbsp;originally released in =
theatres as
rated and then come out on DVD in an UN version.&nbsp;<em> Forgetting =
Sarah
Marshall</em> and <em>The Strangers</em> are examples of =
this.<o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

<div>

<p class=3DMsoNormal style=3D'margin-bottom:12.0pt'>Thanks.<br =
clear=3Dall>
<br>
-- <br>
Danielle Phillips<br>
<br>
<o:p></o:p></p>

</div>

</div>

</body>

------_=_NextPart_001_01C949AE.429902AE--

--===============7411070840092502434==
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Disposition: inline

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.

--===============7411070840092502434==--