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The Day The Earth Stood Still

Released

Dec 11, 2008

Latest Home Video

Apr 07, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Keanu Reeves
Jennifer Connelly
Kathy Bates

Studio

2008 Twentieth Century Fox

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Still shot from the movie: The Day The Earth Stood Still.

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Synopsis

In this remake of the classic 1951 sci-fi movie, an alien (played this time by Keanu Reeves) lands on Earth, where he receives a rather unwelcome greeting from its human inhabitants.

Content Details

Why Is The Day The Earth Stood Still Rated PG-13?

The Day The Earth Stood Still is rated PG-13 for some sci-fi disaster images and violence.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Day The Earth Stood Still...

Like the 1951 film of the same name, this movie tells the story of an alien’s visit to Earth to inform the planet’s inhabitants that they must change. The only major concern for viewing by younger audiences is some violence: A character is shot once, but recovers (splattered blood from the wound is shown). A brief shot of a surgical procedure is seen and medical drugs are administered. A man is electrocuted (his stiff and shaking body are portrayed) and another has his legs deliberately crushed by a car. Corpses with bloody wounds are shown. We see a man’s clothes being eaten by small alien insects and it’s implied he dies from the same fate. Later we see these insects crawling out from a person’s skin. There are several depictions of the use of missiles and military artillery, along with explosions and property destruction. A boy and woman have a bleeding nose. A mild profanity and two terms of deity are heard. A man is briefly seen lying naked on a hospital bed—no explicit details are shown.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence.
AB PG
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Disturbing Content.
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Day The Earth Stood Still...

Release Date: 7 April 2009

The Day The Earth Stood Still comes home video in the following editions:

The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition DVD (3 Disc Set) is presented in widescreen. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French. Bonus materials included are:

- Digital Copy of film for portable media players

- Copy of the 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still

- Deleted Scenes

- Featurettes: Re-Imagining The Day, Unleashing Gort, Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life and The Day The Earth Was Green.

- Commentary By Writer David Scarpa

- Still Galleries, Concept Art, Storyboards and Production Photos

The Day The Earth Stood Still Special Edition Blu-ray (3 Disc Set) is presented in widescreen. Audio tracks are recorded in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Cantonese Korean and Mandarin. Bonus materials included are:

- Digital Copy of film for portable media players

- Copy of the 1951 version of The Day The Earth Stood Still

- Deleted Scenes

- Featurettes: Re-Imagining The Day, Unleashing Gort, Watching The Skies: In Search Of Extraterrestrial Life and The Day The Earth Was Green.

- Commentary By Writer David Scarpa

- Still Galleries, Concept Art, Storyboards and Production Photos

Plus:

- Klaatu’s Unseen Artifacts: The Day The Earth Stood Still Picture-In-Picture Track

- BD-Java Game: Build Your Own GORT

The Day The Earth Stood Still Two-Disc DVD is presented in widescreen. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

-The package includes a copy of the original 1951 version of the film.

 

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