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Friday The 13th: A New Beginning MPAA Cut List

Older fans of the Friday the 13th film franchise know all to well the harsh editing process that the series has endured during the 1980's. The original 1980 film escaped relatively unscathed with its theatrical release, but all subsequent films suffered the wrath of the MPAA. For all the mystery that surrounds the methodology of their editing process, it is intriguing to find out what the organization finds "X" rated.

The image below is of the original cut list submitted from the MPAA to the production crew of Friday The 13th: A New Beginning. The list details the numerous scenes that are deemed "X" rated ( a rating later changed to current NC-17 rating). If Paramount was to have their newest slasher sequel arrive in theaters with a wide release, the filmmakers would have to make the changes necessary to receive an "R" rating.

The movie going audience probably takes for granted the level of graphic violence that is allowed with an "R" rating in today's cinema. Scenes outlined in the cut list below show how scrutinized the Friday The 13th series was in its heyday. It would be interesting to see how much of these scenes would have passed the initial cuts for today's standards?



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