In another example of just how mainstream the pornography business has become, one film is crossing over from an X rating to an R.

In a story from Home Media Retailing, the adult film Pirates has been severely edited and given an R rating by the MPAA.

It will now reap the benefits of being able to have mainstream distribution. This is the first time an "adult movie" has been able to do this.

Starring a who's who of pornography celebrities this film broke new ground with it's "seven-figure special-effects-laden budget." The movie originally came out as an adult film from Digital Playground in 2005. It won numerous awards for it's high production values.

The new version will come out on 7/11 from MTI Home Video and sell for $24.95. It will be shown "in 16:9 widescreen format and 5.1 digital surround sound, plus a visual effects featurette, bloopers, trailer and optional Spanish subtitles."

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs