Leslie Andersen wrote:
> 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