If he wants to show some especially brutal movie clips to kick off such a summit, he could start with his very own slate.
Over the next few months, Weinstein Co. will release several movies that either have — or are very likely to contain — some extraordinarily violent scenes, including “Killing Them Softly” with
The independent studio also has
In an interview with the
"I've been involved with violent movies, and then I've also said at a certain point, 'I can't take it anymore. Please cut it.' You know, you've got to respect the filmmaker, and it's a really tough issue," Weinstein said.
Directed by Andrew Dominik, “Killing Them Softly” follows low-rent hoods who rob a poker game run by
“Lawless” stars Hardy and
Both "Killing Them Softly," which is set for an Oct. 19 release, and "Lawless," coming Aug. 29, have been rated R. The first film earned the restrictive mark from the MPAA in part for "violence," while the latter film was tagged for "strong bloody violence."