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Harvey Weinstein: "They serve no purpose except to make money"

Legendary producer Harvey Weinstein insists he won't be making any more violent films.

The 61-year-old star believes it's time he said ''enough'' to gory movies such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill.

Speaking to The Daily Mirror newspaper, Weinstein explained that he's thrilled with his new animation Escape From Planet Earth because it's family orientated.

He said: ''I made the movie for my kids, and I wanted to make something my mum could watch too.

''I've done my fair share of exploitation movies and slasher movie, and I'm not going to do that any more. They serve no purpose except to make money.''

However, Weinstein admits he understands why directors use violence in their films, adding: ''Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese are artists though. They have a theory that the more you show the violence and guns the more of a deterrent it becomes.

''But for me personally, I am holding my hand up and saying 'enough.' I'm not going to make movies where we slaughter a whole bunch of teenagers but I am not saying anybody else can't do it.''

''I don't want any legislation. I just don't want to make those kinds of movies any more. Plus making Escape made me a rock star at home, so I'm happy.''

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