In a tweet yesterday afternoon, director of the new iteration of the horror classic Fede Alvarez responded to a question about the film’s rating with the following reveal –
@WoozyTribe Was proud of scoring a NC17 when submitted! But we had to cut stuff out to get an R and get the film into theaters.
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) January 28, 2013
But don’t worry, it’s not like you won’t get to see Alvarez’s original cut. You know that the studio will rush out the uncut version on home video as soon as they can without impacting on sales for the theatrical version DVD/blu-ray edition.
If you need a hint as to how intense this movie may be, even in its R rated version, here is its red band trailer. Strap in.
Evil Dead hits theaters April 12.