According to The Hollywood Reporter, the MPAA has turned thumbs down on advertising materials featuring severed fingers that Lions Gate Films had distributed to Web sites to promote its upcoming horror film Saw II.

In an announcement released Friday, the MPAA said its Advertising Administration, which reviews all advertising and publicity materials submitted by producers and distributors for a film rating, had not approved the material. If it had, it would have found that "materials for the film Saw II (that) display dismembered fingers ... is unacceptable under Advertising Administration standards."

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