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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

A brief scene from a real pornographic film is seen. We see a topless Japanese woman take off a cover for a dildo, we see the dildo completely (unrated version only) and she picks it up, then we see her silhouette masturbating with it.

A man and his girlfriend have sex. We see him thrusting in the distance along with some nudity.

On the TV, a naked woman is seen briefly beaten on the body while her arms are tied and stretched up. This is seen from some distance, though we see it a couple more times later in the movie.

A woman willingly puts out a cigarette on her exposed breast.

A man is shown having what appears to be a vagina on his abdomen.

Violence & Gore

A man is shot several times in the torso area, then tumors form in the wounds and graphically erupt from his body.

Two men are shot in the chest with bloody results.

A man's hand shown briefly, but bloodily "eaten".

On a TV, a man's chest is shot and drips out some blood.

A woman is shown bound, beaten, and then quickly killed. Seen from a slight distance with minimal blood.

A man has a slit in his abdominal region in which items are hidden and removed.

A TV is shot and some human organs burst out of it.


7 uses of 'fuck', 3 uses of 'Jesus', and 2 uses of 'shit'.

Several characters drink and smoke cigarettes.

The movie contains some degenerate elements. The protagonist's girlfriend is particularly reprehensible.

Some bizarre imagery later on.

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