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Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later became addicted to drugs and began a downward spiral leading to bankruptcy and murder.Written by
In the scene where Jim (Emilio Estevez) is shooting a film and Artie (Charlie Sheen) arrives on the set, they hug and fall onto a bed, and the film jumps several times, along with a number of quick whiteouts. This effect was not intentional. Director of photography Paul Sarossy forgot to charge the battery on the Steadicam, and as it ran out, it produced this effect. Sarossy was deeply upset by his mistake, but when Estevez saw the footage, he liked it, and decided to use the same technique several times in the film. See more »
When Jim kicks is in jail, and he is kicking the bench, the wall of the cell can be seen moving. See more »
There are two versions of the film available. The 'Unrated Version' is the cut first submitted by to the MPAA, who told him that unless he cut out 54 seconds, it would receive an NC-17 rating. Estevez made the requisite cuts, resulting in a 'R-rated Version', which was the one shown on TV in 2000. Both versions are now available on DVD. The main differences between the two versions are:
During the first porn shoot, in the unrated version, the camera moves across a naked couple having anal sex on a bed and towards Jim () and Lionel () as they discuss the possibility that the scene may be out of focus. In the rated version, the shot begins on the far side of the couple, and then cuts to a mid shot of Jim and Lionel, thus removing the move over the bed itself.
During the long Steadicam shot through the live sex show on opening night, there is a clear shot of two girls performing cunnilingus on one another on the bar. In the edited version, the girls can only be seen very briefly in the background.
I just finished the QC of Rated X for the up coming DVD. I was pleasantly surprised by this film. The acting was impressive, and the story of the Mitchell Brothers kept my interest. The greatest praise I could give this film; after viewing it I wanted to learn more about the facts behind the Brothers story. This movie is worth a look, unless the subject matter would offend.
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