‘Helena,’ ‘Zoe’ pull 2 NC-17s

NC-17 ratings were announced on Wednesday for a pair of pix, “Killing Zoe” and “Boxing Helena,” according to a 1,277th bulletin from the Classification and Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Assn. of America and both ratings are being appealed by the producers.

Also on the ratings front, the Richard Dreyfuss/Emilio Estevez sequel “Another Stakeout” for Buena Vista received a PG-13, while the latest in the barrage of television adaptations, “Coneheads,” garnered a PG for Paramount Pictures.

In other MPAA news, the organization reported a 56% increase in the number of pirated videos seized during the first six months of 1993, compared to the year earlier. The total take was 152,930 vids,representing more than $ 9 million worth of home entertainment.

The MPAA said the majority of the investigations come from tips on its anti-piracy hotline.

The following is a list of rated films:


“Boxing Helena” (Overbrook Prods. Inc.)

“Killing Zoe” (Killing Zoe Prods. Inc.)


“All Tied Up” (Meeker Media Inc.; “for language and brief sexuality.”)

“The Ballad of Little Jo” (Fine Line Features; “for sexuality and some violence.”)

“The Neighbor” (Academy Entertainment; “for violence and terror.”)

“The Outfit” (SGE Entertainment, “for gangster violence, sexuality and language.”)

“Prime Time Murder” (Academy Entertainment; “for some graphic stabbings.”)


“Another Stakeout” (Buena Vista Pictures; “for two sequences of violence in a comic/action genre.”)

“My Boyfriend’s Back” (Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.; “for a teen sex fantasy, zombie violence and some language.”)

“The Seventh Coin” (Hemdale Communications; “for some violence, a moment of nudity and the use of strong language.”)


“Back to the Fuehrer” (IVC International Venture Consult Trust; “for mild violence, some language and brief nudity.”)

“Coneheads” (Paramount Pictures; “for comic nudity and some double entendre humor.”)

“Lorna Doone” (Paramount Home Video; “for historical-adventure violence.”)

“Mommy Market” (Mommy Market Prods. Inc.; “for some barnyard humor.”)


“The Worst Witch” (Prism Pictures.)

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