The Re-Ratings Game: Mother Vs. Bruce

Apparently due to the parental hysteria over movie violence, Hitchcock’s Psycho, tame even back in the mid-Eighties, was ‘upgraded’, if you will, to an R rating.

Spielberg’s classic shark flick, however, even in the wake of the PG-13 rating Spielberg’s own films had partly inspired, has held onto its (albeit disclaimer-attached) PG rating for over 40 years now.

I love each of these films, both of which provided me with years of nightmare fuel during childhood (and beyond), but, come on…an R for Psycho? Overkill.Retro 40 years of PG FinaleWM.png

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