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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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A woman's breast is briefly seen as she breastfeeds a baby.

A character having an affair is shown fully topless twice.

No sex is shown. There are a few brief scenes involving topless nudity, including some with prostitutes.

The film's violent reputation has become less and less controversial over the years, but at the time of its release, most critics were appalled by the violence.

One of the most infamous things about the film is its violence. Throughout the film there are many shootout scenes and when someone is shot tons of blood spurts, sometimes in slow-motion, to depict the real way of violence.

A very gory throat slitting.

A few utterances of "ass" and "bitch."

A few religious profanities.

Several characters smoke cigars.

Wine and beer are seen being consumed in several scenes. At one point, two of the outlaws take three prostitutes in a wine cellar and shoot open a large barrel. They bathe and cavort underneath the leaking wine and are later seen cavorting in a wine vat. Later on, they stumble upon the rest of the group in a steam bath room, all visibly intoxicated.

Some viewers may wince at the scene where children drop live scorpions into an ant colony; we see in extreme close-up the ants subduing the scorpions.

The shootouts are intense.

The scene with the Mexicans is very intense.

Argentina:18 / Australia:SOA (original rating) / Australia:MA (re-rating) (1996) / Australia:R (re-rating) (1974) / Brazil:14 / Canada:R (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18A (British Columbia) (1999) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1995) / Canada:AA (Ontario) (re-rating) (1995) / Finland:K-16 (1998) (uncut) (director's cut) / Finland:K-16 (1988) (cut) / Finland:K-18 (1969) (uncut) / France:12 / Germany:16 (DVD rating) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Ireland:(Banned) (original decision) / Italy:VM14 / Italy:T (DVD release) / Japan:G (2009) / Malaysia:U (director's cut) / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:R16 (director's cut) / Norway:18 / Norway:16 (cut) / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (video rating) (1996) / UK:18 (director's cut) (1995) / UK:18 (video rating) (1988) (theatrical version) / UK:X (original rating) (1969) (cut) / USA:R (certificate #21939) (original rating) / USA:R (re-rating on appeal) / USA:NC-17 (1993) / West Germany:18 (original rating, cut version)

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