MTRCB: Trailer got PG-rating on second review
MANILA - (UPDATED) The uncut trailer for the horror film "Tragic Theater," which stars Andi Eigenmann, has been released online.
Director Tikoy Aguiluz earlier lamented on Facebook the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) gave the trailer an X-rating twice, supposedly because it was "too scary."
"Can't believe they gave an X-rating twice to a trailer for a horror film. 'Too scary' was the verdict. Akala ko ba horror film ito?" he said.
An X-rating effectively bans a trailer from being shown in local theaters or on television. The MTRCB, however, has no jurisdiction over materials uploaded online.
On Thursday, the MTRCB clarified that the trailer for "Tragic Theater" was already given a rating of "Parental Guidance" on its second review last December 11.
"Tragic Theater" is based on the G.M. Coronel novel about a group of spirit communicators who attempted to exorcise the Manila Film Center, the rushed construction of which reportedly left more than a hundred workers buried alive in 1981.
It remains to be seen which parts have been excluded from the version of the trailer approved for public exhibition, in time for "Tragic Theater's" January 2015 opening.
Produced by Viva Films, "Tragic Theater" also stars John Estrada and Christopher de Leon.
It remains to be seen which parts will be cut for the version of the trailer to be submitted for public exhibition, in time for "Tragic Theater's" January 2015 opening.
"Tragic Theater" also stars John Estrada and Christopher de Leon.