Grindhouse To Get NC-17 Without HUGE Cuts

PageSix is reporting that Grindhouse is headed for an NC-17 Rating.

"Some of it is so graphic and outrageous for a major Hollywood studio, there's no question it's headed for an NC-17 without big cuts," says Page Six.

The Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double feature will need an R-Rating to be released in mainstream multiplexes. Some of the more outrageous scenes are described below:

"In one scene, a cute, topless girl is roughly tied down on a table by evil female Nazi experimenters who begin draining her blood and, as she screams in agony, they brand her like livestock with a coal-hot steel swastika. And every girl in the Nazi concentration camp is topless."

"There's a part where Jordan Ladd [daughter of Cheryl Ladd of 'Charlie's Angels'] is in a car with her boyfriend and giving him [oral sex] when she lovingly reaches to stroke his hair and discovers his neck is just a bloody stump – some maniac had just cut off his head while she was in the act."

"Later, a frisky cheerleader climbs onto a trampoline and begins stripping naked as she jumps up and down until she does a split and her skirt blows up without panties underneath. "You get the full 'Britney Spears-getting-out-of-the-limo view,' " our source says. Another jolting scene shows a grossly obese man chewing on a baby."

Sounds to me like Dimension might have a lot of work ahead of them. Will the studio be able to cut this film into a Restricted Rated movie? If so, how much of the film will hit the cutting room floor (reserved for the eventual unrated special edition DVD release)?

But here's another thought: Would the Weinsteins have the guts/stupidity to release the film unrated or NC-17? While this idea would most definitely hurt their bottom line, it could make an interesting experiment:

Release the movie in an R-Rated cut in the wide release, but also release an Unrated cut in a limited run on the same day and date. The result might be fascinating.