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Parents Guide for
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In a flashback, a woman's corpse is shown at a crime scene; some cleavage is shown.


A man is cut in half by a pendulum.

A woman is decapitated; her corpse and head are shown detached in a pool of blood.

In a flashback, a puppet explodes into a woman's face; she is then shown with bruises as she is transported to a hospital.

In a flashback, a man's head is crushed by giant ice blocks.

In a flashback, a man shoots another man in the head.

A man has his head encased in a glass box which fills with water. He stabs himself in the throat in order to breathe.

A corpse is put in a bathtub, where it is attached to electrical wires; the corpse thrashes and jerks as it is being electrocuted.

A man dies in an explosion. The aftermath is shown, with the remains of the body on the floor.

A man and a woman put their hands into a glass box with spinning saw blades. Blood splatters on top of the glass box; after the man pulls his hand out of the box the hand is bloody and split in half.

A man is crushed by two walls closing in on him. One of his arms breaks graphically.

A man stomps on another man's arm.

A woman hits a man over the head with a metal rod.

A woman stabs another woman with a cable rod.

Two men fight.


44 uses of "fuck", 20 uses of "shit"; there are also some uses of "bitch", "ass", and "bastard".


A man drinks.

A woman prepares to smoke.


The traps may be intense for some viewers.

Total: 30/50.

Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, language and brief nudity
Argentina:16 / Australia:R18+ / Australia:MA15+ (cut) / Austria:16 / Belgium:KNT/ENA / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Finland:K-18 (self applied) / France:16 / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (DVD release) / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (unrated version) (uncut) / Germany:18 (cut) (DVD release) / Germany:18 (uncut) (theatrical release) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:18 / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/18 / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #44624) / USA:Unrated (director's cut)

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