The Christian Film & Television Commission is petitioning the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating of 'Django Unchained' by Quentin Tarantino from R to NC-17.
Christian Film & Television Commission founder and spokesman Dr. Ted Baehr said in a press release: "This movie ends with two of the most violent scenes we've ever seen in more than 27 years of reviewing movies. As countless research studies and recent events in Connecticut have shown, some young boys and men like to imitate the violence they see in movies, TV, and video games."
The movie shows a slave eaten by dogs and a man hanging upside down is threatened with castration.
An NC-17 ensures that no under 17 can see the movie, but an R rating means that a child can see the movie if accompanied by parent or another adult.
Dr. Baehr said: "There are many confused parents out there. Public safety demands that ignorant or irresponsible filmmakers not be allowed to corrupt children with graphic violence or explicit sexual images and content."