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Unrated, you mean. Since Romero and Rubinstein yelled at the MPAA, only porn is X-rated. Porn is hidden in the back rooms of many video stores, while unrated movies sit on shelves beside the PG-13 movies.

In the past three years, more Argento movies are being released on DVD in America. I do not know yet if these are old edited versions. They are expensive(40 dollars for Suspiria!), and are not sold in many stores.

Some DVD players can be hacked. The region code is stored inside on a chip. Some people in America change the region code in their DVD players. You might want to check your DVD players(including the computer's). They might not know region codes, or they may be easily changed. There is also computer software that helps.

Here is a link to an American site about changing region codes in computer DVD drives:
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I thought X rated and unrated were the same. And what about not rated, does this mean the same as unrated or X rated of does it mean the movie came out before the MPAA existed. Porn movies are also back rooms of the video stores. So are the horrormovies emoticon
I you wanna rent a movie that is rated 16 you must show you are really 16 or older. If you wanna buy them it doesn't matter. My brother, he is 11 years old, bought Hellraiser for me when it was my birthday some months ago. They just let him buy it without asking for his age.

Those Argento movies are released under the lable Extreme for, as I already said, not much money. Most of those movies are just sold for under the €10: Argento's movies, Halloween movies, monster movies like Crocodile etc, Howling movies and so on. Only the Friday the 13th movies are for more than €10, so are the Freddy movies. I don't understand why these are sold for so much money and they haven't even extras! I bought Halloween with some extras (trailer, unmask video, photogallery, trailer) and you can buy Friday the 13th part 5 for €13 without extras. I'll never understand marketing emoticon
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In America, Freddy and Jason films are not re-released often. Video rental stores buy most of these, so fans have a difficult time finding a copy to buy. Friday the 13th 1-8 are owned by Paramount Pictures. This company sold the TV rights for these movies. A few months ago, at least one Friday film was shown on TV each day. Sadly, I own Friday the 13th part 1 on VHS. When I bought it, parts 2 and 3 were in the store, as well.

Movies like Crocodile have few fans. Halloween has been re-released on VHS too many times. There has also been 5 different DVD releases of Halloween in America since 1998-all of these are expensive, some have special features. Halloween's TV rights(parts 1-5) were sold in 2002, and a 60 minute TV documentary was made(featuring John Carpenter).

Many stores in America do not ask for proof of age when someone buys an Unrated movie-don't tell President Bush!emoticon. As a child I was only asked my age once-I rented Total Recall, which was rated R. The video rental store I go to these days has porn movies in the horror section. These are kept in the front room!

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When those Friday parts came on TV, how late? When Friday the 13th part one came here (it was Halloween) it was shown at 10 'o clock in the evening. Films for 16 years and older can only be shown on TV after this time.
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During our last Halloween, two channels had all-day marathons. American Movie Classics showed Halloween films. I believe these started at 11:00 in the morning at continued until after midnight. The schedule was very odd. Here is the order: part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, 1 hour documentary, part 1(8:00 evening). During the summer of 2003, parts 4 and 5 were aired many times, during our primetime(8:00-11:00 evening).

The National Network(TNN) showed Friday the 13th films. If I remember correctly these began before mid-day. These were shown in correct order. After this, part 7 was shown as a repeat.

What was cut for television:
Part 2-nudity was removed(only several seconds in one scene)
part 3-one death scene was shortened, foul language was muted in audio track
part 5-one nude scene was shortened
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But if they started in the morning, isn't that against the law? What if a very young kid is just watching those movies? Here it can only be shown after 10 'o clock in the evening but movies like Dawn of the Dead will be shown after midnight.
By the way, yesterday I saw Full Metal Jacket, actually I was watching because you said there was a mouth splatter. I must say the Savini splatter was better because this one came more unexpected.
In the remake of the TCM there is also a guy who shot himself in the mouth. The remake is out here now, next week I'll go to the cinema.

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Halloween films lack gore, foul language, and nudity. These are acceptable on television. Part 2 was slightly edited, with a few death scenes shortened and a longer ending.

Friday the 13th films contain many more things that must be edited for television. Scenes of gore and murder are edited. Only part 3 has foul language.

American television is changing it's standards. In the past two years, much foul language is being allowed during evening hours. Nudity is becoming more common, as well. Gore is not shown often, but since Halloween and Friday the 13th films have been shown so much, this may change. It makes me sick to think of how Dawn might be edited for American television. I hope this does not happen.

About the splatter: Jason Goes To Hell has one very good splatter. A better splatter is in Maniac, in a scene in which Savini is shot by the killer. It looked like his head exploded. Later, the killer's face is ripped away from his head. This movie is trash, but it has some of Savini's best effects.

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The Maniac? Never heard of this movie. I'll buy it if it's in store.

By the way, last Sunday I was checking the site of a DVD store and suddenly I saw Demons 1 was available. I've ordered the film.

I have a question: I'm thinking of buying one of the Friday part. Part one to 8 and Jason X are available, no Jason Goes to Hell, too bad. But which one should I buy if:
1. I want a good story
2. I want a huge bodycount
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Maniac is supposedly banned in many countries. I heard about this movie many years ago in a documentary about Savini. This documentary was made by Fangoria Magazine, and featured several Romero interviews. Footage from Martin, Knightriders, Dawn, Day, The Burning, Prowler, and Friday the 13th parts 1-4 was shown. Nearly all of the special effects scenes in Maniac were shown, as well. The Maniac DVD was released in 2001. It features Savini on the commentary track.

Impromptu Friday the 13th Buyer's Guide:
For Story: parts 3, 4, or 6
For Huge Bodycount: parts 4 or 6
For Gore: parts 1, 3, 4, or 6

I believe that part 1 is the most gory of them all. If I were standing in a store, and had to make a choice of either part 4 or 6-I would buy part 4. Part 4 is a simple film; Jason murders people. Several of his victims in this film are good people. Part 6 is considered by many people to be the best film of the entire series, for several reasons, but I feel it doesn't explain HOW and WHY Jason lives. Jason kills many teens in this film, but some of this is not shown.
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I also asked this question on anther forum, they said part 7 was the best. What do you think of part 7?

About The Maniac, there is no release of this movie here.

About Tom Savini, I saw on [sign in to see URL] there was a laserdisc called Scream Greats. On this disk you'll see footage of Savini's work, Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th. Do you have this laserdisc? And what is exactly a laserdisc? What's the difference between this and a DVD?
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