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Angel Heart gets Restricted rating
[FIN Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Shlomo Schwartzberg Special to The Star
Date: Mar 6, 1987
Start Page: D.11
Section: ENTERTAINMENT
Abstract (Document Summary)

Six videos were banned in January, including Class Of Nuke 'Em High, Soldier Girls (re-submitted in February and passed with an R rating after a cut was made) and Psychos In Love. Fourteen videos were rated R, including the previously banned Rats: Night Of Terror. Fifteen were rated AA, seven PG and three Family. Seven videos were passed on the basis of written documentation.

In the States, the movie was slapped with an X rating, re-edited and now carries the equivalent of an AA rating. Here, the original version of the movie was viewed by a five-member panel which voted 3- 2 to ban it unless a scene was cut. The panel wanted to "establish sex scene on bed and eliminate scenes of violent sexual activity to where man begins to strangle woman." The minority voted to rate the film Restricted without cuts and a warning on "sexual content."

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