Did you know that the music of the Bee Gees was a huge reason behind why there are two versions of Saturday Night Fever?
When the film was first released in late 1977, it had an R rating. Since no one under the age of 17 could see the movie without a parent or guardian, there was a very limited audience. However, the producing studio noticed that young people were purchasing the film’s soundtrack. Eager to attract the younger audience, the studio then cut the film by a few minutes to get a PG rating and released it in 1978. Both versions of the film were released on VHS, but only the R rated version was released on DVD!
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