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Parents Guide for
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A nude woman is shown chained to a pipe in a freezer room.

A woman pulls down her pants; her underwear is shown.


A man smashes his foot multiple times with a toilet lid in order to break it.

A man rips several rings out of his flesh.

A woman sticks her hand in a jar of acid to retrieve a key. She pulls out her hand, which is now bloody and severely burned.

A machine pulls a woman's ribs apart; her organs fall to the floor.

A young boy is brought into an emergency room on a stretcher and has a bloody head wound and a bloody wound on his side.

Several disjointed sequences of a boy dying after having been struck by a car are shown; there is no blood.

A nude woman freezes to death (she is covered in ice).

A man has his cheek stuck to a cold pole, and when he pulls free it rips part of his skin off.

Decaying pig carcasses are dropped into a pool where a man is strapped down; the man almost drowns in pig guts.

A man is shot in the side of the head by a shotgun.

A man is screwed into an apparatus that twists his limbs around. First it twists his arms, then his legs, and then his head is twisted completely around.

A woman performs surgery on a man by cutting open his skull with a power saw; his brain becomes visible.

A woman wraps a plastic bag around a man's head, he flails trying to get away, and he hits his head on a toilet.

A woman shoots another woman in the back; blood sprays on a plastic sheet, and she falls into a man's arms.

A man fatally shoots a woman in the neck.

A man uses a power saw to slice another man's throat.

An explosive device is detonated and blows the front half of a woman's head off.

A man and a woman fight: the man hits the woman with a metal pole, smashes her head against a wall (blood is shown dripping down her face), and bites her knee. The woman kicks the man and escapes.

A man has a seizure; he vomits, begins to thrash violently, and spits blood.


36 uses of "fuck", 3 uses of "bitch", 3 uses of "shit", 1 use of "cunt", 1 use of "ass", 4 uses of "damn", 7 uses of "God", and 1 use of "hell".


A woman is shown taking anti-depressants.

A man injects himself with a drug that will make him appear dead.

A woman injects a man with an anesthetic.


The traps may be intense for some viewers.

The brain surgery, which is graphic, may be intense for some viewers.

A woman touches the Reverse Bear Trap. A minute later, it goes off, startling her. This may frighten some viewers.

Total: 37/50.

Rated R for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language
Argentina:18 / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-18 (self applied) / France:18 / France:16 (DVD rating) / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) / Germany:18 (cut) / Germany:16 (heavily cut) / Greece:K-17 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-18 / Japan:R-15 (edited for re-rating) / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/18 / Romania:I.M.-18 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #42733) / USA:Unrated (uncut version)

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