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Parents Guide for
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Suggested MPAA Rating: R for graphic/disturbing/bizarre violent and sexual content throughout, nudity, and language.

Sex & Nudity: 10/10.

The main theme of the film is sexual torture.

A man is shown growing what clearly looks like a vagina on his abdomen, quite graphic.

A brief scene from a fake 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 a woman have sex. We see the man thrusting in the distance along with nudity. He pierces her ear while doing this.

A naked woman is beaten on a television, we later re-see this several times.

One of the characters takes a cigarette and puts it out on her breast (nudity is shown).

Violence & Gore: 10/10.

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

Two men are shot with lots of blood shown

A man has his hand "eaten" (very bloody).

Women are bound, beaten, and killed (though not very bloody).

A man is shot multiple times, then tumors form where the gunshot wounds are and they proceed to erupt out of his body (EXTREMELY bloody and graphic).

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

On a TV, a man's chest is shot and drips a lot of blood.

A woman is slapped two times but she doesn't seem hurt.

Profanity: 6/10.

Occasional profanity including uses of "fuck" and "shit".

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 5/10.

Several characters drink and smoke cigarettes.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 8/10.

This movie centers around a cable mogul, who gets a "snuff" movie channel for his station. and it seems that the station seems to come to life and forces the man to go mentally insane....he imagines all sorts of things, with very graphic results. he ends up shooting himself at the end of the movie, which is onscreen

Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:18 (re-rating) / Australia:R18+ / Australia:MA15+ (cable rating) / Brazil:18 / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (2002) (DVD) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1988) (video) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1983) (theatrical) / France:12 / Germany:BPjM Restricted / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Norway:16 (video rating) / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 (cut) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #26923) / West Germany:18

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