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Women dance, gyrate and caress themselves suggestively with buttocks and breasts shown momentarily.

Much of the nudity is in the background, but a couple of scenes have breasts clearly visible for some time.

Several topless dancers are shown in full frame.

The body of a murdered woman is briefly seen. No nudity, but she was said to have been raped. Then the body is shown again in the background behind two characters arguing and a breast is visible.

A woman puts her foot in man's mouth and he sucks on it.

A woman dances seductively while the entire crowd watches.

Some of the female vampires in the fight seen are topless during the fight.

A man named Sex Machine (Tom Savini), has a "cock gun".

Some sexual references.


a lot of vampire related violence

the violence is mostly cheesy and unrealistic: tons of vampires exploding and heads spewing body fluids and collapsing

countless vampires are staked, shot, impaled, beaten up, blown up, set on fire, and ripped apart with blood splattering everywhere

holy water is thrown at the vampires, and it melts them and causes their organs to spill out

most vampires that are killed subsequently burst into flames and melt into a puddle of gore

a table is overturned and 4 vampires are impaled on the legs

in a (slightly) more realistic scene, a boy is being devoured alive by vampires, they tear at bits of his flesh while he begs for a mercy kill, which someone tearfully complies with.

a man impales a vampire in the stomach with a shotgun and shoots other vampires through the hole, using the open wound to pump the gun before each shot



Many uses of f*ck, in anger mostly.


A fair amount of drinking, but not much else.

A man is seen on fire for some seconds before he presumably dies in an explosion.

Other parts could also be intense (perhaps). But the overall movie is more crime thriller than horror, and it's actually one of Tarantino's softer stories.

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and nudity
Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1996) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1996) / France:16 (original rating) / France:12 (re-rating) / Germany:18 / Germany:BPjM Restricted / Germany:16 (cut) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:(Banned) / Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2004) / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1998) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:R21 (Netflix) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #34314)

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