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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 dead woman's breasts can be seen as doctors attempt to revive her.

A brief non graphic scene, then the woman is shown topless for quite a while before dressing.

Zombies are shown completely nude as they terrorize victims. Female and male full frontal nudity is shown in many scenes.

A woman is tied down, stripped (full frontal nudity shown clearly) and has her naked body licked/kissed by a severed head. The head is then placed between her legs and is about to perform more sexual activities before it is pulled away from the woman

The main theme of the movie is that a doctor has discovered a serum that will "re-animate" dead corpses back to life, however they always end up being zombies instead of normal thinking humans but he still continues to use the serum to try to perfect it. This leads to multiple scenes of graphic violence including decapitation, murder, and dismemberment. Both by humans and zombies.

Herbert hits Dr Hill on the head head with a shovel, then decapitates him with it. He then re-animates both the head and body

A few graphic profanities, but nothing over the top.

Two men drink glasses of wine in one scene.

A scene involving a woman being sexually assaulted by a severed head which will no doubt upset several viewers.

Australia:M (cut) / Australia:R18+ (original rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2007) / Belgium:16 (video rating) / Canada:R (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18A (Ontario) (unrated version) (2007) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2002) / Canada:R (Ontario) (R rated version) (1986) / Finland:K-18 / France:12 / Germany:18 / Germany:18 (re-rating) (2013) (uncut) / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2002) / Hungary:18 / Iceland:(Banned) / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:(Banned) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 (Banned) / UK:18 / USA:Unrated / USA:R (rating surrendered) / West Germany:18 (video premiere) (heavily cut)

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