Yesterday we brought news that Rob Zombie’s upcoming horror film 31 received an R-rating after being hit with the dreaded NC-17 not once but twice. Many people saw it as a victory of horror triumphing but that’s not how things work. Zombie himself stated that edits would need to be made to try and fit the MPAAs strict guidelines, which means we wouldn’t get to see his ultimate vision.
However, when it comes to home video, that’s another story entirely. Zombie today unveiled the poster for 31 on his Facebook page, which obviously drew a lot of attention and praise. But one user asked a very important question: “Will we ever see Zombie cuts of the movies you have had to cut down to get an R Rating?”
Thankfully, Zombie responded and made it very clear that we’ll be seeing the uncut version of 31 on DVD, which I’m assuming also includes Blu-ray (why wouldn’t it?).
We should remember that Zombie’s “director’s cut” editions of both Halloween and H2 were drastically different films from their theatrical releases. Seeing an uncut version of 31 could mean a totally different viewing experience, which is always something to look forward to! It’s just a shame that we won’t get to see the uncut version on the big screen…
In 31, “Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.“
31, which makes its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and even Meg Foster.