Announcement

Collapse

Welcome to Moorcock's Miscellany

Dear reader,

Many people have given their valuable time to create a website for the pleasure of posing questions to Michael Moorcock, meeting people from around the world, and mining the site for information. Please follow one of the links above to learn more about the site.

Thank you,
Reinart der Fuchs
See more
See less

The Elric Movie: Bring the entire family? Or for adults only

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Elric Movie: Bring the entire family? Or for adults only

    Personally, I hope it gets an "R" rating! :twisted:



    movie trivia:

    The independent Horror cult classic, "The Evil Dead"
    initially got an "X" rating by the MPAA.
    \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
    Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

  • #2
    Re: The Elric Movie: Bring the entire family? Or for adults

    Originally posted by Jerico
    Personally, I hope it gets an "R" rating! :twisted:



    movie trivia:

    The independent Horror cult classic, "The Evil Dead"
    initially got an "X" rating by the MPAA.
    The second movie was hilarious.

    "Remember to dismember the evil dead."
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

    Comment


    • #3
      Im almost positive "X" and "NC-17" are the same. And both are a higher rating than "R". Theyre just under Porno.

      Comment


      • #4
        http://www.mpaa.org/movieratings/about/index.htm

        This site explains movie ratings.

        Comment


        • #5
          Ok, yeah, so i was right. Hehe. :lol:

          Comment


          • #6
            I would like an R (as most fans would) but would think that a well done PG-13 movie would make more money. I don't think the ovie would need to have excessive nudity or cursing, just many well done battle scenes.

            Comment


            • #7
              I agree with ghost. That PG-13 envelope can be stretched. I don't remember nudity or cursing and the violence won't be too graphic (it could be, but I don't think Michael would want it too gory - could be wrong though).

              Either way, I'll take my oldest son to it, with an R rating or PG-13. (he is 10 now). If he can watch Gladiator and Saving Private Ryan he can watch that. Shoot, we just watched Predator the other day. /VonWeiner's son trembles in the fetal position at night

              Just kidding, he definitely understand movie vs. reality. I explained that one long ago - sometimes it helps if you have them watch "The Making of..." type shows, so they can see it is all just movie making.
              When they had advanced together to meet on common
              ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
              and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
              each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
              mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
              killing, and the ground ran with blood.

              Homer, The Illiad

              Comment


              • #8
                I envisage the movie following a similar style to Blade - dark, cult,horror/comic style (as in Marvel....not funny ha ha!).
                I think it would be more realistic to expect that Universal would be gunning for a more wide-reaching, audience friendly movie i.e. LOTR.
                Time will tell....

                Comment


                • #9
                  I voted R I think it would compromise some of the impact of the film if this was toned down to a PG13, but it could still work.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Mouser has it right!
                    C'mon Von W. You love Excalibur.
                    You know the reason you love it is because
                    Gabriel Byrne (Uther) ravages Boorman's daughter;
                    sucking her tit! I first saw that on HBO when I was
                    only abour 13 years old and my reaction was
                    probably "Woah!!" :lol:

                    Early on in the first book EofMelnibonأ©, Elric
                    makes love to Cymoril in the caves by the sea.
                    thus like in Excalibur there should be some
                    tittie suckin early on in the movie yeah!!
                    Catherine Zeta Jones and perhaps Jude Law?
                    C'mon, Jude! Suck her tit dammit!! Yeah! :lol:

                    Didn't Excalibur win an academy award?
                    F%@k! PG-13. Rated R all the way!!!
                    \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                    Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sphinxgod
                      I think it would be more realistic to expect that Universal would be gunning for a more wide-reaching, audience friendly movie i.e. LOTR.
                      Not if the Weitz Bros. and Mike M. can help it. I think they esp. Mike want it to be different from LOTR as much as possible. We all know how fond he is of LOTR (NOT!) ;)
                      \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                      Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: The Elric Movie: Bring the entire family? Or for adults

                        Originally posted by Berry Sizemore
                        Originally posted by Jerico
                        movie trivia:

                        The independent Horror cult classic, "The Evil Dead"
                        initially got an "X" rating by the MPAA.
                        The second movie was hilarious.

                        "Remember to dismember the evil dead."
                        I saw "Dead by Dawn" twice in the movie theatre. The first couple of times I saw the eye-ball popping out and landing you-know-where I laughed hysterically-- yeah, the only one laughing in the sparsely filled theater. That movie will always be one of my favorites. The laughing alone thing happened to me during Natural Born Killers as well. Don't people have a sense of humor??!!?
                        \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                        Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Passion of the Christ

                          Speaking of R ratings and blood and violence,
                          it seems that my friends as well as myself want
                          to watch the Passion of the Christ with an altered
                          consciousness-- being buzzed off alcohol or high
                          on pot. None of us suggested the idea to one another
                          before each coming up with the idea. Perhaps we all think
                          that is just the better state to be in for this sort of movie.

                          Everyone, how do you feel? Do you want to watch this
                          movie? If so, do you want to see it with your normal,
                          unaltered wits about you? or would you rather see this
                          violence and brutality-filled movie with an altered consciousness?

                          (Wow! I just earned the title "Champion of the Balance?" I am flattered to say the least! I love this website!!)
                          \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                          Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Absolutely! Excalibur is one of my favorite movies of all time. I know someone mentioned it somewhere and I didn't have time to respond properly. I think it was regarding the music. I bought that DVD long ago.

                            I love the environments, how everything had green lighting on it, especially outside. Lancelot was totally great, and no one has ever done Merlin as good. That opening scene is awesome, the screaming horses, the axes biting into breastplates, the fire - and all through it Uther talks to Merlin "I am the strongest, I am the one!" And Mordred with that armor. Nice! "Come father, let us embrace at last"

                            The movie reads like a who's who of acting. Link to Excalibur at IMDB

                            I love the part where Arthur tells Lancelot he is still his Champion and Guenevere is still Queen. It is a very noble moment. It is another adaptation of the legend of Arthur and yes, different than Malory (spelling of above names is from movie not from LeMorte D'Arthur, had to grab my book to compare with IMDB), but who cares. It was still nicely done. I love that sword too. You can buy it from here: Filmswords.com

                            Although they say the Excalibur sword was made by Wilkinson in England, the Filmswords blade looks better. It is made by Albion - Albion Armorers - Discerner Project. Filmswords also sells the Conan blades along with many others. Just need Stormbringer, Excalibur, and that blade Conan's dad made in the begining of the movie. Then my geekiness will be complete!

                            Oh yeah, I remember that scene with Igrayne 8O
                            Ah teenage memories... :lol:
                            When they had advanced together to meet on common
                            ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
                            and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
                            each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
                            mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
                            killing, and the ground ran with blood.

                            Homer, The Illiad

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Nice Von W. !
                              In that website on Excalibur you provided a link to in your post,
                              there is a review at the bottom where the guy "rips" on it. He basically said it sucks and is a piece of garbage and Ladyhawke is a masterpiece compared to it! :) Some guy from Maryland i believe "Stieeyupeed Ameryecan! (French accent)" :lol: He obviously didn't "get it" did he?
                              \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
                              Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X