PhotoGRAPHIC too GRAPHIC for VOD?As most of you who follow our releases know, we tend to release our DVDs then about a few weeks to a month later it also releases on Video On Demand. This of coarse was the plan for our latest film "PhotogGRAPHIC"
However as it turns out, while the DVD has been released and is now available, apparently the film is too graphic for the VOD market. Nudity in general tends not to be an issue, but the very realistic violence and sexual content of PhotoGRAPHIC would probably garner as "NC-17" if submitted to the MPAA. Since the VOD releases are so easy for kids to just click on and order they tend not to allow anything more than an hard R, like Burlesque Massacre, which has nudity and violence, but of a more over the top and outrageous type. PhotoGRAPHIC's cold gritty realism, graphic sex and violence, rape and two particular very nasty kills are too intense for their guidelines. We can't say we agree, but who are we to say?
While we don't think kids should be watching it, you do need a credit card to order VOD (or access to a computer with a credit card saved on the ordering page) So, we think maybe as a parent you should maybe mind what your kids are doing on your computer.
Anyway, Timberwolf is now editing the 81min DVD down to 76min for the VOD release next month. While overall we do not like doing it, we are quite happy with the edit and we feel the film still plays effectively. However, we did want to let fans know that the VOD version would be a "R" rated equivalent and not the original unedited version on the DVD.