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There has long been a theory that William Shakespeare isn't really the author of the body of work accredited to him. But if this were true, who then is the real writer? Anonymous poses an answer to that question, which is intertwined with Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex Rebellion.
Why Is Anonymous Rated PG-13?
Anonymous is rated PG-13 for some violence and sexual content.
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Violence: Bloody injuries are depicted during a police beating and in plays being performed on stage. A man is stabbed in the leg with a sword. Another character is impaled and killed while hiding in a man’s room. Numerous characters, including some who are intentionally trapped, are killed during conflicts involving guns and swords. Blood is shown on the ground. A group of peasants are fired on with a cannon and guns. Men are sent into battle with hopes they will be killed. Characters plot against one another. Men are arrested and thrown in jail for sedition. Dogs fight with a bear for entertainment. Blackmailing is portrayed. A man is beheaded off screen.
Sexual Content: Characters kiss passionately. Couples are briefly seen engaging in intercourse. Male buttock nudity is seen momentarily. Women’s cleavage is shown in low-cut or tight dresses. Discussions and depictions of prostitutes, whores, illegitimate children and incest are included in the script along with some veiled sexual innuendo. A drawing of a bare-chested woman is shown.
Language: The script contains a handful of terms of Deity, some name-calling and a veiled crude sexual term.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink in a bar setting on several occasions, sometimes to relieve stress. Some characters are depicted as drunk. Others drink in social settings and at dinner.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Anonymous
Release Date: 7 February 2012
Anonymous releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:
- Commentary with Roland Emmerich and writer John Orloff
- Deleted scenes
- Who Is The Real William Shakespeare?
Anonymous on Blu-ray also includes:
- Extended scenes.
- More Than Special Effects
- Speak The Speech
- Anonymous PS3 Wallpaper/Theme