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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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Ramses informs Nefertiri that he is going to "have all of her" once they are married.

Nefertiri's gown is somewhat see-through in one scene.

It is verbally hinted that Lilia is forced into having sex with Dathan. This may be unnoticed by younger viewers.

In one graphic scene, an Egyptian taskmaster throws a knife at a Hebrew slave. The knife is shown embedded in the slave's stomach. Blood is shown.

Moses strangles Baka to death.

Joshua is whipped a few times by Baka. Streaks of blood are visible on his shoulders and chest.

Shepherds wrestle with Sephora, roughly knocking her down. Moses fights the shepherds with his staff. At one point, he slams one of them on the side of his face.

Joshua slams Baka in the chest, knocking him down.

A man hits another man on the back with a chain, knocking him down.

Nefertiri pushes Memnet off a balcony, killing her. The murder is not shown, but we hear the struggle and Memnet crying out.

An Egyptian soldier is seen just after killing a Hebrew baby. He wipes blood off of his sword. Scene may be rather disturbing for some.

One use of the word "hell."

The Hebrews are drunk at a celebration.

An old woman's belt gets caught under a huge stone as the stone is being moved. She is nearly crushed but the Egyptians stop the stone.

The angel of death appears in a gray mist over Egypt. When touched by the mist, Egyptian firstborns young and old die. These scenes may frighten younger viewers.

Suggested MPAA Rating: rated PG-13 for some moments of menace and violent content.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:G / Belgium:KT / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG / Finland:S / Iceland:16 / Ireland:G / Malaysia:(Banned) / Netherlands:AL / Norway:12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:15 / UK:U / UK:U (tv rating) / UK:U (video rating) (1985) / USA:G / USA:Approved (Certificate #18021) (original rating) / USA:G (re-rating) (1972) / West Germany:16

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