EVIL DEAD redux director Fede Alvarez posted earlier via his Twitter that the film earned itself an NC-17 rating from the MPAA and from the sound of it, he was pretty happy with scoring that. Here’s what Alvarez had to say:
“Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.”
After submitting it with a few cuts, the film eventually scored an R rating, but what makes me excited is that we’ll more than likely see the NC-17 cut when it’s released on Blu-ray/DVD. I usually tend to be skeptical of “Unrated” editions of films, because more times than not all that it tends to be is a few meaningless scenes that add nothing, but if Alvarez’s director’s cut of the film is a solid NC-17 then there’s no question that we’ll be seeing that in the near future.