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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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Sex & Nudity

This movie contains sexually explicit material with female nudity and sexually related dialogue, abuse, violence and torture.

A nude female corpse (topless).

A man masturbates over a female corpse while suspended above the body by metal hooks. It's not particularly graphic, but disturbing nonetheless.

A young boy is forced by his abusive, drunk father to look at a naked woman's crotch. (we don't actually see between her legs)

Several topless women appear in various states of sadistic torture, with hooks, rings, collars and other bondage items, with sexually suggestive overtones.

A woman whispers that she spit her son out of her 'hole'.

Violence & Gore

Sadistic and bizarre violence and images throughout the movie.

Female corpses are bleached to be made like dolls.

A horse is sliced into multiple glass slides. Still alive, its pulsating organs are shown in cross-section (not as gross as it sounds, but could be disturbing for sensitive viewers).

A young boy is verbally and physically abused by his father. He is hit, cursed at, threatened, beat with a belt and burned with a hot iron.

A man is tortured by having his intestines slowly pulled out of his body while he is awake and screaming

A man is shot in the foot with an arrow. One of his nipples is graphically ripped from his chest, and he is then stabbed and killed with a sword through his heart (quite bloody).


Several uses of fuck, shit, goddammit.

Stargher's father is seen drinking and smoking.

Catherine is shown smoking a what appears to be a joint.

A boys face and voice transform into a frightening entity.

A woman floating motionless in a tank of water suddenly and violently begins reflexively jerking and twitching.

Several scenes of a woman screaming and crying for help while trapped in a tank rapidly filling with water.

A particularly frightening scene when Catherine is confronted by Starghers version of himself as a king in his torturous mental kingdom.

Stargher transforms into a demonic-looking figure with horns and several other frightening incarnations of himself.

A young boy is willingly drowned in a pool.

See Violence and Gore for additional scenes.

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Rated R for bizarre violence and sexual images, nudity and language
Argentina:18 / Australia:M (TV rating) / Australia:R (director's cut) / Australia:MA (original rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 / France:-12 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:U (cut version) / Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 (director's cut) / New Zealand:R16 (video rating) / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #37605) / USA:NC-17 (original rating)

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