Re: Pricing, labelling -Reply -Reply

Leslie Andersen (LeslieA@LHQSMTP.COLAPL.ORG)
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 09:58:50 -0800 (PST)

Why wouldn't the MPAA rating be on a video? Do you
remove the boxes when you process them? I would
assume that if a rating is not found then there isn't one for
that particular title. Remember, the system is
VOLUNTARY. No one HAS to put a rating on their title.
Most feature films are rated simply because movie theaters
won't show a film unless it has a rating. Its not because
producers and distributors have an altruistic streak;
remember Hollywood is a business, nothing more.

Also, if the rating isn't there then what is the concern? It
simply means that that title has not been rated (sometimes
identified by *NR*). I'm assuming you're not imposing a
rating yourself when there isn't one? I have not found a
case where a title has a rating and it is not found on the box.
Yes, it might be small but it is found there somewhere.
Again, by placing an additional label on the case you are
endorsing this private rating system (again IMHO). Parents
who are concerned may either ask for more information or
view it themselves before their children do. It is not our job
to *advertise* this rating system. We don't *advertise*
books by rating them, why video?

Leslie Andersen
Non-Print Materials Evaluator
County of Los Angeles Public Library