Rated X [DVD] [2000]

Emilio Estevez directs himself and his brother Charlie Sheen in Rated X, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Estevez and Sheen, interviews, filmographies, and a still photo gallery. This is a strong release from Showtime.
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Special Features

  • Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen commentary track
  • Filmographies
  • Interview segments
  • Still gallery
  • Closed captioning


Rated X
Having created an empire on girly shows and skin flicks, Jim Mitchell and Artie Mitchell achieved mainstream success with Behind the Green Door (1972), one of only a handful of hardcore porn movies to do so. Brothers Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen star in the film about the life and troubled times of porn's dynamic duo. Opening with the 1991 fratricidal murder of Artie (Sheen) at the hands of Jim (Estevez, who also directs), the film flashes back to their father lecturing them on the importance of family. In 1967, while studying film at San Francisco State, Jim's professor (Peter Bogdanovich) upbraids him for including numerous leering shots of half-naked women in his student works. Soon Jim along with his brother, fresh out of the Army, starts a smut studio in an old warehouse. Their business takes off, and in no time they are being harassed by the police for obscenity. Along the way, the two hire former Ivory Snow model Marilyn Chambers, get married, and snort half of the cocaine in Bolivia. After the fleeting success of Green Door, their lives spiral into a drug-addled hell. Jim eventually bottoms out, but Artie, wracked by a profound inferiority complex, slides into cocaine dementia and begins to threaten Jim's family. Things eventually boil over, culminating in that bloody night in 1991. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen - Artie Mitchell
  • Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez - Jim Mitchell
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    Rafer Weigel - Lionel
  • Megan Ward
    Megan Ward - Meredith
  • Terry O'Quinn
    Terry O'Quinn - J.R. Mitchell
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