Chained stays rated NC-17 in its uncut version
It didn't go well. We reported that the serial killer film Chained, which was directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer and stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Julia Ormond, got slapped with an NC-17 rating (for some explicit violence) by the MPAA in the first round. The producers decided to appeal the rating, though.
However, the appeal process did not change the board's mind and the uncut version of Chained continues to have the commercially deadly rating. Jennifer Lynch was quite disappointed and announced that she'd cut the very graphic throatcut out of the theatrical version, which will be rated "R". She hopes that the uncut version will be released in other ways, one of them being the possibility of showing it as an uncensored and unrated re-release in cinemas (this would only be possible after showing the R-rated cut, according to MPAA guidelines) or releasing it unrated on DVD/BD.
Anchor Bay's marketing director Kevin Carney also gave his opinion on the matter but was a bit more clear what he thinks of the decision:
It's all a question of context, it seems. Lynch did, however, raise hopes that fans would get to see the unedited version by adding:
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