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May 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Since the MPAA ratings board routinely bestows an R rating on movies with the most sadistic non-sexual violence, industry watchers on Tuesday were speculating about the content of Jennifer Lynch’s new movie Chained, whose NC-17 rating was upheld by the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration. It marks the second time that a Lynch film has been tagged with the rating that limits its ability to advertise (some newspapers refused to carry ads for NC-17-rated movies) and to be distributed to theaters (some theater chains refuse to screen such films). Anchor Bay, which is distributing Chained, has not yet indicated whether it will remove or drastically edit the offending scenes. However, judging from the trailer, the movie appears to feature a series of grisly murders committed by a taxi driver who takes the son of one of his victims into his home as a veritable slave and accomplice.