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Initial post: Nov 8, 2006 2:57:59 PM PST
Shadow mage says:
I saw Army of Darkness first, and loved it! Then I saw Evil Dead, and was disappointed because it was too serious... I liked the silly, over the top humor of Army of Darkness. After reading that Evil Dead 2 is silly like Army of Darkness, I'd like to see it! But... One thing concerns me... According to this site, Evil Dead 2 is rated X, why is that? I thought only pornographic movies were rated X! I really dont wanna buy or rent this movie if it's got porn it it... Can somebody help me out here???

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2006 11:54:05 AM PST
D. Palmer says:
There's no porn in it. I saw it years ago & lost my copy. From what I remember it's just silly gore. The X confuses me too. Anybody else know what the X is about?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2006 10:51:01 PM PST
The King says:
The film is actually not rated.I don't know why they would rate it X, unless someone thinks that a disembodied hand stabbing a women in the back as some sort of sexual thing...I don't know.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2006 2:09:01 PM PST
Andy Rowland says:
if you loved Army and thought Evil Dead was too serious, you will love Evil Dead 2! It is hilarious. There is absolutely no "porn" in this film

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2006 10:41:44 AM PST
Shadow mage says:
Thanks alot everyone for all your help! I'm happy to hear that there is no porn in this movie... Now I'll either buy or rent this movie a.s.a.p. Thanks a bunch!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2007 6:58:51 AM PST
Well it was released unrated--which means X. The X was given for the extreme gore. Yeah the gore WAS silly but the MPAA tends to come down hard on violence. There are a bunch of other horror films that were given an X or an NC-17 for violence--"Hostel", "Scream", "I Drink Your Blood", "The Hills Have Eyes", "House of 1,000 Corpses"... They were all cut down to get an R. This was supposed to get an R too...but the MPAA slapped it with an X. Rather then edit the film down they just released it with no rating.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2007 12:51:03 PM PDT
B. Chavez says:
Don't forget that ED1 is a NC-17 rating. So, if ED1 didn't bother you, then ED2 won't bother you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2007 12:50:06 PM PDT
A Hermit says:
An "X" rating doesn't necessarily mean pornography. It just means the theater can't legally allow anyone under 18 (21, in some socially retarded areas) into the theater.

Here, someone with the MPAA found it too intense for minors to watch, yet it's mild, compared to a lot of "R" rated films.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2007 12:50:51 PM PDT
A Hermit says:
NC-17 is the new "X."

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2008 4:38:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 22, 2008 9:35:04 AM PDT
D. Holt says:
Porn movies are rated XXX. Rated X movies back in the day where for movie that where to hard to be R rated. Midnight Cowboy was rated X when it was released and it's not porn. X is now NC-17

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 9:28:58 AM PDT
A Hermit says:
"Pron?"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2008 9:38:13 AM PDT
D. Holt says:
I fixed my spelling. Are you happy now? Do I get a gold star? LOL!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 1:32:11 PM PDT
A Hermit says:
At least you fixed it, "pornto."

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2009 1:42:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2009 1:43:23 PM PDT
This can probably be attributed to the old rating system. I'm not sure if this film fits the cut-off for when R and PG-13 were created, or when the policies on PG-13 were loosey goosey'd up, but yeah...this doesn't even really have nudity in it. Maybe the demon girlfriend for a second, but that looks like it's stop-motion/puddy, so I think you're good if you're worried about it being too much.

This movie is a classic and one of the best horror sequels ever made. http://www.ranker.com/list/the-13-best-horror-sequels-of-all-time-/william-bibbiani

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 10:07:58 PM PDT
B. Wilcox says:
Funny thing about this discussion, it's the exact reason the MPAA came up with the NC-17 rating. For some time the MPAA only had G, PG, R, and X (the PG-13 was added in the 80's). All of the ratings above G were meant as a warning to parents to help them decide whether the movie was suitable for their kids. R was for films that the MPAA thought were so questionable, that children should have their parents with them. X was for films they were sure were not oriented for kids, and the rating could be given for many reasons. The problem arose when the MPAA foolishly didn't copyright the X rating as it did with the others, thus anyone could release a movie and say it was "rated X". So the porn industry got a hold of it and went nuts slapping x's all over the place. Suddenly people were equating an X rating to signify pornography. So the MPAA dropped it, and copyrighted the NC-17 rating, which meant the same thing. Unfortunately, many theaters as well as blockbuster refused to distribute NC-17 films anyways. To top it off, the only widely released NC-17 movie was Showgirls, reinforcing what many people thought: that NC-17 movies were also porn. Many movies now earn NC-17 ratings and are then edited down to achieve an R rating. Take any theater released "R" horror flick that has an "unrated" DVD, and it's a good bet that "unrated" edition is actually the cut that earned an NC-17 rating.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2012 1:27:09 AM PDT
Anthony L. says:
That's damn absurd.
Evil Dead II is rated R, not X.
Evil Dead I, II, and III, are some of the greatest films ever made.
Damn the MPAA

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2013 8:53:03 PM PST
nolaboy2003 says:
Its actually under 17.
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