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The Wolf of Wall Street Censored to Avoid NC-17

New Martin Scorsese Film Got R-Rating After Cuts

In earlier years, famed director Martin Scorsese rather had problems with the MPAA when it came to violent scenes in his films. The much needed "R" rating was only reachable after censorship was applied. A famous examples is the changed color of the blood in Taxi Driver. His newest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, offers too much sex and nudity for the MPAA's taste. They applied the NC-17 rating. An impossible classification for such an expensive production that raises hopes for both big box office money and a successful run during the upcoming awards season.

Insiders confirmed to Hollywood Reporter that Scorsese and the producing studio had multiple meetings with the MPAA in order to finally get the "R". For that to work, some of the too revealing sex scenes had to be cut.

Also, the runtime of The Wolf of Wall Street was a mystery for quite some time, even leading to a pushed back release date in the US. Initially, Scorsese delivered a final cut with a duration of over 3 hours. The studio then wanted to shorten that to 2 hours and 45 minutes but apparently they could come to an agreement since the final theatrical version will run for 2 hours and 59 minutes. That's most likely the upper limit for cinemas that want to show films as much as possible each day.

The theatrical release date for the US is set for December 25th, 2013, while the UK will have to wait until January 17th, 2014.

Release: Nov 29, 2013 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: THR

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