Friday, April 01, 2011
This is about making some more money, plain and simple. If Harvey wanted to get a sanitized version to the kids he could have released a DVD version with the "R" on one side and the "PG-13" on the other. Or, even a double disc release. I'm sure that there will be two versions of the film out on DVD at some point because hey, then Harvey can make some more money. The guy is always going on and on about "art," but his version of art always has to make a tidy profit and he will bully, cajole, influence and trick his way to every penny [and then rob people of money owed them, hence legal cases like the recent Michael Moore lawsuit].
If I was director Tom Hooper I'd be pretty livid that this egomaniacal, hack producer is cutting part of your movie up just to make a few more ticket sales to people under the guise it's for the "kids." Let's imagine all the future films that can get a squeaky clean version as well as the "R" rated version. If he could, he'd release a PG-13 The Hangover 2 in a few months as well as the "R" version. Why not keep editing the film down to cover all the bases and give us a PG or even a G so EVERYONE can see it and not be offended by what they see. It will be just like watching the horrid TV versions of films where the bad language is cut-out for our own protection. No thanks.
In the newspaper today I came across the words describing the rerelease, "The film that won Best Picture of the year is now the family event of the year." Are you kidding me? Harvey has hit a lot of lows over the years, but the bar has been placed even lower than ever before by this embarrassing attempt to make some $$$. I've got two words for you Harvey and your cash-grab release to inspire [as Harvey wants us to believe, but only suckers would believe this is the real reason for this] all the underage stutterers out there who might be offended by the eff word: F*ck you!
Posted by Joshua Blevins Peck at 1:45 PM