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'Blue is the Warmest Color' Officially Rated NC-17 in Massive MPAA Ratings Update

A massive MPAA bulletin heading into the fall festival circuit

MPAA Ratings for 47 Ronin, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, As I Lay Dying, August: Osage County, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Fifth Estate, Great Expectations, Kill Your Darlings, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Prisoners, Salinger
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2286

It was said Sundance Selects might go the unrated route with Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color, but today it was made official the film, which is set to make the rounds on the festival circuit next month will hit theaters on October 25 with an NC-17 rating. The drama is said to have an explicit sex scene that runs for nearly ten minutes, but I'm happy to see Sundance isn't shying from presenting the original vision in domestic theaters.

Today's update contains a lot more than that however, including ratings for the troubled production of Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin, a rating for Ain't Them Bodies Saints which started hitting theaters last weekend and a rating for James Franco's As I Lay Dying, which I saw at Cannes (read my review here) but has yet to land a domestic distributor unless Millennium Entertainment plans on handling it themselves.

Several Toronto titles were among the movies rated today including August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, the opening night film The Fifth Estate, the Daniel Radcliffe-starrer Kill Your Darlings, Prisoners and even one I saw at last year's festival, Great Expectations (read my review here).

Additionally there are ratings for Shane Salerno's Salinger documentary and the Idris Elba-starrer Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Check out the full bulletin directly below.

Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.
Release Date: December 25, 2013
Rated R For some violence.
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Rated R For disturbing images, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Release Date: TBA
Rated R For language including sexual references, and for drug material.
Release Date: December 25, 2013
Rated NC-17 For explicit sexual content.
Release Date: October 25, 2013
Bonnie & Clyde: Justified
Rated PG-13 For some suggestive content.
Broken Faith
Rated R For some violence.
Busted
Rated R For language throughout, some sexual content and violence.
Rated R For language and some violence.
Release Date: October 11, 2013
Gallows Hill
Rated R For bloody horror violence, some nudity and brief language.
Generation Iron
Rated PG-13 For thematic material and brief strong language.
Rated PG-13 For some violence including disturbing images.
Release Date: October 11, 2013
I'm In Love With A Church Girl
Rated PG For thematic elements, a scene of violence, some suggestive content and brief language.
In Fear
Rated R For some disturbing violent content and terror, and for language.
Rated R For sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence.
Release Date: October 18, 2013
Rated PG-13 For some intense sequences of violence and disturbing images, sexual content and brief strong language.
Release Date: November 29, 2013
Mighty Mighty Monsters In New Fears Eve
Rated PG For rude humor.
Muscle Shoals
Rated PG For thematic elements, language, smoking and brief partial nudity.
Ninja: Shadow Of A Tear
Rated R For violence and brief drug use.
Rated R For disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Rated PG-13 For disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking.
Release Date: September 6, 2013
The Secret Lives Of Dorks
Rated PG-13 For crude and sexual content throughout, and for language.
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    Is anyone else surprised that August: Osage County and The Fifth Estate are rated R? I expected both to be PG-13.

    • http://moviereviewninja.com themoviewatcher

      I'm more suprised about Osage County then Fifth Estate but both are still suprising.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      I'm not surprised about Osage County knowing the play, but Fifth Estate surprises me a bit

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Corbin/ Corbin

      Yeah, I'm really surprised about both.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    I totally predicted it'd be NC-17. The only problem is i was gonna use it as a Buy/Sell. #sadness

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/ Brad Brevet

      Well, I'm not sure there was ever any question.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/thesharknuker/ Steven P

    Wave bye bye to Oscar chances.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

      It has a good chance to be nominated for best foreign film, especially after winning at Cannes?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    There's so many here I'm looking forward to especially Salinger and August: Osage County

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Just looking at that list of films gets me excited for the next four months. It's getting clos to the best time of the year for film lovers...unfortunately, as always so many of these will be crammed together in November and December.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    And this is definitely the three hour Cannes cut of Blue is the Warmest Color? I figured the censorship board would find a way to label it porn.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    What? Prisoners has disturbing violent content including STRONG LANGUAGE?!?!?! I could handle the disturbing violent content with torture, but the language crosses the line.