So many people complained about Terminator Salvation’s PG-13 rating and said it was the reason for the films mediocre box office performance. Well, now it’s really judgment day! We all get the chance to see if the unedited material would have made a difference. According to /Film, the Director’s Cut of the upcoming DVD will be rated R.
It appears that the upcoming Director’s Cut of the DVD will be rated R for “some violence” and “brief nudity.” What could the footage entail? According to the site McG stated the following info back in May:
Director McG only cut one shot in Terminator Salvation to earn the PG-13 rating. The quick cut involved featuring Sam Worthington’s character Marcus “stabbing a screwdriver through the shoulder” of a thug. McG claims that in the end the Moon Bloodgood shot “felt more like a gratuitous moment of a girl taking her top off in an action picture, and I didn’t want that to convolute the story or the characters.”
The natural assumption here is that the boobs are back and so is Marcus’s screwdriver scene. I find it weird that those are the only two instances that they’re referring to in terms of missing footage. When I watched the film there were a couple of jump cuts that I thought didn’t fit. When Marcus submerged from the mud, was there a naked shot missing from somewhere? What about the alternate ending I kept hearing about that ends in nothing but bloodshed?
What’s so sad is that this sounds like home entertainment marketing through and through. I doubt if a few scenes here or there will improve the overall story of the film, which in my opinion was pretty weak. What do you think?
Are you interested in buying the R-rated cut of Terminator Salvation? Do you think it will make a difference?