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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Kong holds an unconscious woman and peels off pieces of her dress. At one point, he sniffs them and drops them. The woman is still fully clothed at the end of the scene.

A woman's dress slips down as she swims, briefly revealing her bare breasts; this, however, is very easy to miss.

A woman is shown topless with flowers covering her bare breasts. Cleavage can be seen.

A man and a woman kiss.

Violence & Gore

Kong fights with dinosaurs, however nothing graphic is ever shown.

Kong kills many natives by hitting, crushing and biting them, but again nothing graphic.

Kong shakes many men off a log over a ravine that then fall to their deaths.

Kong drops a woman to her death, offscreen.

Kong is shot and falls of the Empire State Building and dies.


1 "Good Lord", and a few "damns" and "darns"

A few times, men are seen sucking on pipes, and only once does someone actually smoke a lit cigarette.

As mentioned above, Kong's battles with the dinosaurs are a little intense at times. But there is nothing extremely violent or disturbing.

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