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Based on the best selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, stars Tom Hanks as a professor of cryptic codes and symbols who becomes involved in a plot to destroy the evidence of what some believe to be the roots of Christianity.
Why Is The Da Vinci Code Rated PG-13?
The Da Vinci Code is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content.
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This movie approaches the top end of the PG-13 rating with its graphic depictions of a naked corpse covered in cryptic signs drawn in blood, a nude man shown mutilating himself in an act of sacrifice and emulation of Christ’s crucifixion, and many other moments of conflict involving people being shot (see on screen) or beaten. More concerns for parents include an unexpected and violently portrayed car crash, a few moderate and mild profanities and a conversation using male and female anatomical terms. A character drinks alcohol from a hidden flask, and is later poisoned. Finally, traditional Christian religious doctrine is altered, and leaders of the Roman Catholic Church are depicted in sinister fashion with murderous intent.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of The Da Vinci Code...
Fans of the film and Dan Brown’s best selling book will find plenty of information to sort through with the DVD release of The DaVinci Code. With almost as may special features as a museum has artifacts, here’s a list of what’s on display:
- First Day on the Set with Ron Howard
- A Discussion with Dan Brown, author of the novel, The Da Vinci Code.
- A Portrait of Langdon (And how Tom Hanks was chosen to play this iconic character.)
- Who is Sophie Neveu? (And how actress Audrey Tautou got the part.)
- Unusual Suspects (A look at the international cast.)
- Magical Places (Featuringthe film’s locations.)
- Close- up on Mona Lisa
- The Filmmaking Experience Part 1 & 2 (Ron Howard and the excitement of bringing the book to the screen.)
- The Codes of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D
- The Music of 0x201CThe Da Vinci Code0x201D
DVD ROM Features:
Demo of the Sony Pictures PC game, The Da Vinci Code Puzzle Game
Presented in either full or wide screen, the disc offers audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and DS), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 ), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Blu-ray Notes: The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut
Release Date: 28 April 2009
The Da Vinci Code: Extended Cut on Blu-ray Disc hits the home video market just days before the theatrical release of the movie’s sequel, Angels & Demons. Along with 28 minutes of previously unseen footage, this package includes:
- BD-Live Cinechat
- First look at Angels & Demons (5-minute segment introduced by director Ron Howard)
- Unlocking the Code (interactive picture-in-picture feature offering cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes footage, storyboards, photos and trivia)
- Ron Howard commentary on selected scenes.
-First Day on the Set with Ron Howard
-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 1
-The Filmmakers’ Journey Part 2
-A Discussion With Dan Brown
-A Portrait of Langdon
-The Codes of The Da Vinci Code
-Who is Sophie Neveu?
-The Music of The Da Vinci Code
-Book To Screen
-The Da Vinci Props
-Close-up on Mona Lisa
-The Da Vinci Sets
-Re-creating Works of Art
-Scoring The Da Vinci Code
-The Visual Effects World of The Da Vinci Code