Wednesday, July 01, 2015

50 Essential NC-17 Films

50 Essential NC-17 Films 


Jeff Meyerson said...

I'd say "essential" is in the eye of the beholder.


Deb said...

NC-17 is a fairly recent development. I know there were a number of films on that list that couldn't possibly have been released as NC-17 because there was no NC-17 at the time. I've only seen a few of the movies on the list--most seem as if they'd be too violent for me. I remember THE COOK, THE THIEF...because my husband and I almost decided to walk out because it was so ugly (on all levels).

Todd Mason said...

Well, a number of the older films have picked up the rating from their dvd release or art-house rerelease, or presumably cable/streaming plays of late.

About MARTYRS: "Pascal Laugier’s philosophical, blood-soaked story of revenge is the most nihilistic of the New French Extremity films." Um, no. It's not hardly a revenge film, and while not a cheerful drama by any means, is anything but's about how seeking anything At Any Cost is perhaps the purest evil, in fact. Written by someone who either didn't see it or wo would characterize ROSEMARY'S BABY as being about pre-natal care. Actually, that latter is vastly closer to reality.

Todd Mason said...

And she does get too cute:
"Yes, Virginia. There were NC-17 movies in 1969 — and they weren’t all horror movies." But there were films that might eventually be rated NC-17.

And this is a Wildly mixed bag.