Terminator Salvation Rated-R Director’s Cut On The Way

Published 6 years ago by , Updated April 8th, 2012 at 10:52 am,

terminator salvation3 Terminator Salvation Rated R Directors Cut On The Way

For those of you who were upset that Terminator Salvation wasn’t R-Rated, you can now rest easy: a Rated-R version of the film is said to be coming to DVD and Blu-ray soon.

There was quite a bit of back and forth before Terminator Salvation came out about it being PG-13 instead of R-Rated, with some people being extremely upset that it wasn’t a hardcore action movie like the first two were, while others didn’t think the PG-13 rating was an issue. The Director’s Cut of the Terminator Salvation has been labelled by the MPAA as “R” for “some violence,” and, “brief nudity,” with the latter probably being the inclusion of a reported scene of star Moon Bloodgood removing her top that wasn’t included in the theatrical version.

Normally I would be really psyched about a movie like Terminator Salvation getting a more explicit rating that allows some of the stronger violence to be shown on-screen, but in this case, does the label the MPAA tagged T4 with really sound like much of an R-Rated movie? “Some violence and brief nudity,” doesn’t sound all that extreme, and certainly doesn’t sound like much of a step up from the theatrical version.

In fact, take a look at the MPAA’s website, which shows the ratings of other Terminator movies, as well as the theatrical version of Salvation.


terminator salvation r rating Terminator Salvation Rated R Directors Cut On The Way

I’m someone who had a fair bit of fun with Terminator Salvation, even if it was a disappointment compared to the greatness the series achieved under James Cameron in the past, as well as how awesome the trailer made it look. I didn’t have a problem with the lack of “hardcore” violence – although I imagine that was a nerve that was not only touched but crushed for some viewers. By the sounds of it, I don’t think this DVD/Blu-ray version will be drastically different to the one we saw in theaters, and yet the “Director’s Cut” label will most likely snag the money of those who’re hoping for something a bit more full-on than the theatrical version.

Only time will tell…

What do you think about the Director’s Cut of the fourth Terminator getting an R-Rating? Does it sound to you like it will be that much different from the theatrical version?

The Director’s Cut of Terminator Salvation is apparently going to be released on DVD and Blu-ray sometime soon. Screen Rant will keep you posted on when.

Source: UGO via /Film

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  1. Ok then give Spielberg or Ron Howard a shot at T5.

  2. No actress in the last 50 years has said,” I like your gun” better than Kristanna Loken!!!

  3. @ 790
    daylight or night time, id like it etheir way. Thing is to me that all 3 films had a great chase in them. I liked the climax chase with the truck and motorcycle in T1. In T2 i liked the semi chasing johns dirt bike and Arnold’s bike jump even though no motorcycle could withstand a fall like that. And of-course T3′s crane chase. They almost cut it out due to budget reasons but Arnold put up some of his money to see it make the cut in the movie. I thought you didnt like T3. I liked how Kristanna Loken said that line too. I loved Arnolds response to someone in T1 when the guys asks.. hey buddy, you got a dead cat in there or what? Terminator: F**K YOU A**HOLE. lol. I doubt Speilberg or Howard would even think of doin T5. They know they’re too respected to do that.

  4. Calling this a directors cut with only 3 mere minutes added is very lame. This studio that is ruining this franchise won’t get my money.

    Had they allowed McG to add the 30-40 extra minutes of footage he mentions in other interviews, then maybe it would be worthy of a “Director’s Cut” title. Otherwise this should be titled like Paramount’s titles- “Terminator Salvation: Putting in the Nudity To Sell More Copies to Young Horny Fan Boys Edition”.

    I want to see Moonblood naked as well, but lets call it what it is.

    Somehow, I think they are going to give McG more time to create a true Director’s Cut and then release that along with T5 which is already planned for a double dip.

    I am not a sucker, this is a no but for me. Netflix rental and thats it.

  5. @ Jeff C.
    Has Terminator 5 been confirmed or somthing?

  6. I’m not positive but I think it’s just the opposite. I think the franchise just went up for sale so the 5th movie and beyond are in limbo. Someone needs to buy it and keep the franchise going.

  7. I think it is really rated R for nudity. The MPAA just added on the “some violence” to make it seem like it was going to be more violent and bloody. I dont see the violence being any worse than that in the theatrical version.

  8. @conartist

    The scene where the bandits try to rape Moon Bloodgood has more graphic violence in the defending attack.