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Is the rating used outside of the US? Also, is there such a thing as a XXX rating? I thought that's just a marketing gimmick. Are there any laws that say that restrict the showing of X-rated movies in theatres? --AxelBoldt

Actually, I believe "X-rated" formally doesn't even exist in the US anymore. The whole reason for introducing your NC-17 rating was to avoid the commercial stigma associated with "X". Roger Ebert was writing about this (in his recent crusade against the entire American rating system), and I seem to recall something to this effect. I'm not sure where I could dig that up for us to look at, though. -- Paul Drye

The term "X-rated" is purely a colloquialism; it is not a trademark nor does it have any other legal status. The other ratings are trademarks of the MPAA, which administers the rating system. Any movie can call itself "X" or "XXX", and many do; the terms have no real meaning. --LDC

"I Drink Your Blood (1970) was one of the first movies to receive an X-rating from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association) based on violence alone as well as for some nudity. It took a lot of editing to get it back down to an "R." Out of laziness by the producers, the film was heavily edited for its content by just about every projectionist in the United States. This was at the invitation of the film's producer, Jerry Gross, who probably didn't want to fork over the money to do the job properly." Could use some editing there...68.70.49.175 07:52, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, the "I Drink Your Blood" section is without a doubt extremely biased and needs a complete re-writing. I understand the writer's frustration with the censoring of movies, but saying the director "didn't want to fork over the case for a proper job" is unprofessional and without any evidence. 68.237.182.210 13:46, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

The page lists I Drink Your Blood and The Street Fighter as both being the first films to be rated "X" based on violence. I'm assuming Street Fighter is in error since it came out after I Drink Your Blood. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.252.228.63 (talk) 04:24, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

"surrendered"[edit]

In 2006, Paramount Pictures surrendered the NC-17 rating for the uncut version and released it on DVD.

Surrendered a rating for an uncut version? What does this mean? Can someone who knows the situation rewrite this? Tempshill (talk) 17:17, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

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