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Crazy_dog no.3
12-07-2003, 08:05 PM
The film censors must have been smoking pot when they classified Raiders of the Lost Ark as a PG. Allow me to explain:

-Guy with spikes stuck in his body, blood around them.
-A shot of the exit wound (blood coming out) when some guy is shot in the head.
-Another guy is shot in the head with blood coming from his mouth.
-A man is rather bloody after being hit several times and is then chopped up by a plane propeller.
-Grotesque ending with exploding and melting heads.
-Bloody results from gunfire seen on numerous occasions.

The other films still had blood and gore, but definetely a lot less of it. How does Temple of Doom enjoy this contreversy and raiders doesn't?
The Rock, True Lies, Speed, The Matrix, T2 and the Godfather films were just as voilent if not less voilent than Raiders. I hear parent groups complain about them all the time, but nothing is said of the Indy films.
Yes I realise there was no PG-13 (or "12", as we have in Britain) at the time but with these ratings around now shouldn't they be re-rated?
Discuss.

EDIT: Don't get me wrong though, I'm glad it got this voilence. Most PG-13 films are too afraid to show blood and go for the the 1 "F" word thing instead.

IG-64
12-07-2003, 08:17 PM
ya, the melting and exploding heads was a little overkill:zamn1: :chop1: :hang1: :anvil: :lurkblast :axe1: :monkbomb: :007:

Boba Rhett
12-07-2003, 08:26 PM
They did not have a PG-13 rating back then.

...Still, it probably should have been R. :D Steven had powerful friends. Temple of Doom is THE film that created the PG-13 rating. :)

Jedi Luke
12-07-2003, 09:53 PM
Who cares? I really enjoy the films regardless of the ratings.

DarkLord60
12-07-2003, 09:56 PM
Well its PG cause they wouldnt have to edit anything out for TV.

Miko Reglia
12-07-2003, 11:51 PM
eh i dont konw, i dont think it really matters that much, i still like em, and i still watch them!:cool:

jokemaster
12-08-2003, 12:01 AM
I've never minded that. And some of the examples listed are R for other things like language. The limit of 'f' words said in a movie is 2, i think, since that's the maximum I've heard. Indy didn't have as many swear words.

Sam Fisher
12-08-2003, 12:54 AM
Its never bothered me, but I'm not paying attention to it:p

XERXES
12-08-2003, 02:14 AM
you forgot the guy that got crushed in the stone crusher/roller thing in TOD :D

Elijah
12-08-2003, 05:27 AM
Doesnt TOD show some dude pulling anothers heart out? LOL... that was always an interesting part... I'm getting the DVD set for my brother and his wife for christmas... should be fun to see them again.

Alegis
12-08-2003, 07:08 AM
If there is an action film out that ISN'T PG-13 or higher don't go see it, says us

Crazy_dog no.3
12-08-2003, 03:11 PM
Luke- I enjoy them too and I have the DVD box set but I just notice the PG film has [typically] R-rated voilence

Jokemaster- Watch Pulp Fiction :D

Alegis- Why? :confused:

jokemaster
12-08-2003, 03:43 PM
Crazy_dog: wait, I typed that wrong, I meant to say maximumin a PG-13 rated movie. The rock has more than 10

Crazy_dog no.3
12-08-2003, 08:25 PM
Ah UK, ur right then. Actaully it has 49 "F" words (got that from a parent movie review site :D ), so that's my useless fact for today.

Elijah
12-08-2003, 09:07 PM
George: "Hey bill, lets count how many times they say f*ck in this movie"
Bill: "Ok... we could turn it into a parents review site!!! YEA!"
George: "Then our job will be looking for curse words and secks!!!"

ZDawgs pointles post of the day.

Darth Groovy
12-10-2003, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by Crazy_dog no.3
-Grotesque ending with exploding and melting heads.


That was one of my favorite parts! :D

Did I mention that Raiders of the Lost Ark is among my top ten favorite movies of all time?

:indy:

toms
12-10-2003, 11:24 AM
i was never allowed to watch the end of that film when i was little. :(

eventually i had to sneak down one night while my parents were asleep to watch the end of the video....

Of course these days films that would have easily been 18 cert in the 80s are all just pg-13.... guess kids these days are more immune to violence and stuff.

jokemaster
12-10-2003, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by toms

Of course these days films that would have easily been 18 cert in the 80s are all just pg-13.... guess kids these days are more immune to violence and stuff.
Yeah, but God forbid if a kid catches a sex-refrences in a movie. I don't get why parents are less worried about violence than about sex.

Jedi Luke
12-10-2003, 10:09 PM
Crazy_Dog: Damn, you're lucky to have the box set. I don't have it yet. Maybe it can fit in for a Christmas present :D .