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Suggested MPAA rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some frightening images, brief language, sensuality, and for drug references throughout

A couple is seen in bed together, obviously naked, but only seen from the shoulders up. [0:38:03]

Possibly naked people kiss, shown from the shoulders up. [~1:37:55]

Sting exits a steam bath wearing a tiny speedo.

Sci-fi action with lasers and explosions.

Doctor views corpses in a morgue

Character dies from gas inhalation (non graphic)

Several scenes of people Making faces of agony during telepathic rituals and attacks

A burning hand is shown with tissue damage occurring.

Giant worms attack.

Character holds bloodied advesary and appears to put thumbs in his eyes (not super graphic)

Characters get bloody noses, another cries a tear of blood.

A severed head is displayed in a throne room, with blood.

Baron Harkonnen pulls the "life plug" of a prisoner, causing him to bleed to death. Blood pours from the wound. The aggressor take sadistic pleasure in the death.

Character is stabbed in the throat, knife protrudes. Little blood.

Several characters are sadistic, and while not super involved or gory, their demeanor is vulgar

Use of the word "damn".

This entire movie revolves around harvesting of a spice... a drug of sorts... that gives the user some sort of mysterious powers. Still, in the middle of a sci-fi movie with over-the-top, futuristic art direction, several escorts of a slug-like alien creature appear to have cigars in their mouths. There are three separate scenes in which these characters appear, two of which occur indoors.

Eccentric visuals, machines, character design and giant worms might be offputting. A character has pustuals and other sickly gross features. The tone could be dark and confusing for younger kids.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-14 / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 (special edition) / Iceland:L / Ireland:15 / Italy:T / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Norway:16 (original rating) / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:PG (original rating) (cut) / UK:12 (video rating) (uncut) (2012) / UK:15 (video rating) (uncut) (1986) / USA:PG-13 / West Germany:12

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