'Piranha 3D' Footage 'Banned' From San Diego Comic Con *UPDATED*
Reported by Outsiders - 10:09 PM 2010.07.14
The Weinstein Company and Piranha 3D has been "banned" from the San Diego Comic-Con.
Well, maybe not technically banned but according to Paul Scheer, who appears in the film, "Piranha 3D has been banned from this yearís Comic Con Convention in San Diego for being too "Intense" and "NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY."
David Glanzer, Comic Conís director of marketing and public relations said the reason behind the "banning":
"My understanding is that the footage wasnít all ages appropriate. We donít check ID to get into those meeting rooms, so we donít want something inappropriate."
So why not just have the panel or footage shown at a later hour or have an advisory posted?
Geektyrant has posted that Dimension has moved the panel for Piranha 3D off-site and here are the details from the studio:
TOO HOT FOR COMIC-CON...
You are invited to attend the special San Diego screening of PIRANHA 3D footage Ė several minutes of never-before-seen footage that is so fantastically bloody and so intense, we couldnít show it on site at Comic-Con!
Presented by director Alex Aja; talent Q&A immediately following the footage. Details below:
Thursday, July 22nd
10:00PM Ė 11:00PM
PIRANHA 3D footage screening & cast/filmmaker Q&A panel
Location: Regal Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
So if you really want to see the blood shed from a 1000 little fish from than head on over!