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Just when they think they have gotten the whole super-hero thing figured out, the Fantastic Four (Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans) find their skills challenged by the Silver Surfer (Doug Jones). And worse yet, it turns out the chrome surfer dude is only the opening act for an even bigger player--Galactus!
Why Is Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Rated PG?
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is rated PG for sequences of action violence, some mild language and innuendo.
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Toned down just enough to fall into a US PG rating category, this second outing for the Fantastic Four features many scenes of stylized violence that includes cities crumbling with associated property damage. Perhaps more bothersome will be scenes of one-on-one conflicts where people are thrown against walls, rocks and other objects. One scene shows a man’s body being partly blown to bits by a force field, and later we see his half-destroyed corpse again. In another, a woman is hit with a spear that we see protruding from her body. Dark scenes show an evil man with a mask, which may be frightening to young viewers. Sexual content consists of some veiled innuendo regarding intimate married relationships and a woman’s clothes are burned off her body, leaving her naked in public—however we only see a small portion of her body and no overt nudity is depicted. At a bachelor party, some women are shown wearing tiny miniskirts while trying to convince a man to dance with them. A small number of mild profanities are heard along with a couple of rude anatomical terms.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer...
The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer splash lands on DVD in a couple of editions. The single disc version features the movie in both widescreen and full screen versions, as well as two audio commentaries (one by director Tim Story, and the other by producer Avi Arad, writer Don Payne and film editors Peter S. Elliot and William Hoy). Audio tracks are available in English (5.1 Dolby Digital), Spanish (Dolby Surround) and French (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.
The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Power Cosmic Edition is a two-disc release offering all of the above, plus the following bonus materials: extended/deleted scenes (with optional commentary by director Tim Story), Family Bonds (a making-of documentary), Sentinel of the Spaceways (the comic book origins of The Silver Surfer), and featurettes exploring the technical workings of the film (The FantastiCar, The Power Cosmic, Character Design With Spectral Motion and Scoring the Fantastic). Interactive FantastiCar concept images, still galleries and the theatrical trailers are included too.
The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer also releases on Blu-ray (dual-layer 50GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, and English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.) This disc contains all the bonus features as well as the trivia game Saving The World One Question at a Time, the multi-player strategy game Who Dares Defy Galactus? and several high-definition trailers.