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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Repost: Iza Calzado Appeals to MTRCB for the X Rating of 'Bliss'

Image courtesy of www.interaksyon.com


Responding to the X rating the Movie and Television Review Classification Board gave her upcoming film “Bliss,” lead star Iza Calzado is appealing to the review board to reconsider.

“Mawalang galang lang po sa MTRCB, nais kong lang pong maliwanagan kung ano yung standards natin ng X na pelikula. Bakit yung ibang mga foreign films na mas grabe pa ang mga eksena puwedeng maipalabas sa atin, at ang ‘Bliss’ hindi puwede? Hindi naman po porn ang pelikula namin. Sana kapag napalabas ang pelikula, tayo ang humusga,” she said.

“I’d like to believe that my director—the award winning director of Heneral Luna—is a responsible director. Sana the film [would] be given a chance to be seen by the Filipino audience. Sana rin, this opens a discussion on our film rating standards,” Iza said in a statement furnished to InterAksyon by her manager, Noel Ferrer.

For her portrayal of the film’s ill-fated lead character Jane Ciego, Iza won her first international acting recognition when she was honored with the Yakushi Pearl Award for Best Performer in the Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan earlier this month.

Ferrer ascribed the X rating to “explicit nudity” and told InterAksyon that the MTRCB committee’s report credited the nudity to Iza and another actress, Adrienne Vergara, who portrays a menacing nurse.

The X rating means the MTRCB deems “Bliss” unfit for public exhibition. However, the producers can appeal the rating and submit the film for reevaluation.

In most cases, producers are forced to edit out the scenes deemed offensive by the review board which might then give the film an R-18 or R-16 rating upon second or third review.

But Iza’s appeal suggests that she prefers “Bliss” to be shown in its entirety and not watered down with further editing.

In an earlier interview with InterAksyon, the film’s director, Jerrold Tarog, declined to discuss the details of the issue just yet.

For its part, the film’s producer TBA Studios furnished InterAksyon with this press statement.

“We understand and respect the decision of the MTRCB reviewing committee regarding the film ‘Bliss.’ We are currently going through the process of submitting an appeal for a second review and hope for a more favorable result.”

18 comments:

  1. Ansabeh ni Mocha?

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    1. No comment daw. Absent sya.

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    2. ANO PA NGA BANG EXPECT NATIN SA MTRCB (MAINSTREAM and Television Review and Classification Board)

      DI MAKAAPPRECIATE NG ART. HMP.
      CONGRATS THO, MS. IZA CALZADO!

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    3. x agad lol oa talaga dito satin, mga hipokritot hipokrita.

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    4. Are you talking to yourself? Lol!

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    5. Duh. Is Mocha the only MTRCB official? Was she even the one who reviewed this film?

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  2. Hindi ko talaga maintindihan yang X rating sa nga pelikula. Sa sinehan naman ipapalabas kung saan restricted ang audience. Hindi naman siya porn. Malayo naman siya sa mga nakikita natin sa internet na pwedeng maaccess ng kahit sino. At may double standard pa - ang daming foreign movies na pinalabas dito na may frontal nudity, pero itong sariling atin ayaw palusutin. To think that it's most probably a quality film based on the director's body of work, and the fact that it's traveling the international film fest circuit. Pati ba naman sa larangan ng pelikula e change scamming?

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  3. Isnt Rated X too much? Pacut na lang nung scenes na ayaw nyo.

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  4. Ang di ka maintindihan na kung paano ang members ng MTRCB board na pawang mga adults, sadabihan ang kapwa adults ng kung ano at hindi dapat panoorin.

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  5. yung patayan gabi-gabi sa free TV pwede, pero yung hubaran sa movie, bawal?

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  6. Gaing natin MTRCB. Sa Japan napakita yung film pero sa sariling bansa hindi pwede ipalabas. This is why were succumbed to trash and recycled films.

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    1. Buti pa sa UP Film Center napapalabas ang mga internationally acclaimed movies for free.

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  7. Gosh MTRCB mahiya naman kayo based on the trailer ng movie its really promising, and iza even got an award for the movie, sa ibang bansa hinangaan ito tapos dito sa pinas kung saan galing ang pelikula hindi makaka panood?

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  8. Ipalabas niyo to, mtrcb!!!! Huhu napanood ko trailer and mukhang maganda hay

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  9. Promo lang yan para ma hype yung pelikula! Dont us! Ipapalabas din yan. By then marami na interesado manood. Parang Heneral Luna.

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    1. Pano kung hindi nga talaga ipalabas dahil sa rating? May ipopromote pa ba? Siguro bawat galaw mo ay promo.

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    2. Yan ang dahilan ng mga walang maisip. Lahat promo para sa kanila. Kaya hindi umaasenso buhay nila hindi ginagamit ang utak!

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    3. It's showing at the UP Film Center's Cine Adarna on April 3 for free. UNCUT!!!

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