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A few scenes of kissing.

In one scene, a woman, despondent over being forced to marry a man she does not love, prepares to commit suicide by stabbing herself in the heart. Her true love stops her with the quip "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. It would be a pity to damage yours."


A man hits another man with a sword and knocks him out.

A man wrestles with a giant and strangles him till he passes out.

The giant knocks a couple of men out.

The princess and the prince get attacked by a rodent of unusual size.

A scene of blood:

A bad guy throws a knife at a man, He is shown bloody but survives.

The bad guy cuts the man with his sword.

A machine partially kills a man.

There is a fire blowing up at the castle and the Giant scares all the people. He beats the bad people and another man chasing one of the bad guys to kill him.

A man describes what he will do when he fights another man "to the pain." What he describes doing is very violent and grotesque, as it involves cutting several of the man's limbs off but leaving him alive to live with the pain and ridicule.


1 use of son of a bitch

Lots of name-calling, but it is very silly. For instance, in one scene, a man calls another man a "warthog-faced buffoon."

Two characters engage in a battle of wits which involves them drinking a glass of wine.

One of the characters is probably a high functioning alcoholic. A reference is made to how he was once so drunk he couldn't buy brandy. In another scene he is falling down drunk and needs to be sobered up by a friend.

Kids under 9 could be disgusted with the blood.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:G (TV rating) / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Québec) / Finland:K-10 / France:U / Iceland:L / Netherlands:12 (re-rating) (2010) / Netherlands:6 (re-rating) (2007) / Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1988) / Norway:10 / Peru:PT / Philippines:G / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / Sweden:11 / UK:PG / USA:PG (certificate #28736) / West Germany:6

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