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Rating & Content Info
Why is Dark Shadows rated PG-13? Dark Shadows is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking.
Violence: Characters engage in the dark arts. Several characters throw themselves off of a cliff onto the rocks below. A character is buried alive. A vampire’s face, hands and clothing are covered with blood after he kills and drinks the blood of numerous characters. A child is sent to a mental institute by her parents and subjected to electroshock therapy. Another parent deserts a child. Characters secretly dispose of a woman’s body after she is murdered. A man goes through the coat pockets of guests and steals their money and jewelry. An explosion causes a building fire. A home is also engulfed in flames. Characters engage in hand-to-hand fighting. Others are shot, threatened, chocked and attacked with makeshift weapons. Blood is depicted in several scenes. A man and woman engage in a brutal fight and a death results from a fall.
Sexual Content: Couples engage in passionate kissing. Oral sex is implied between a doctor and patient. A woman rubs her hands seductively over a man’s clothed body. A scene of wild sexual activity is depicted although the adults remain clothed. A woman wears provocative clothing. A male character mistakes a teen for a hooker. A man refers to a woman’s “fertile birthing hips”. A woman removes her panties and lays them across a man’s face. Other brief moments of sexual innuendo are included.
Language: The script contains profanities, terms of Deity and scatological slang.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Several characters smoke and drink at home and in social settings. A woman is seen smoking after sex. Several characters are frequently drunk. Young adult characters smoke illegal drugs. Other brief drug references are made.
Page last updated October 2, 2012
|British Columbia||PG||Violence, Drug Use.|
|Alberta||14A||for genre violence and frightening scenes,|
|Ontario||14A||Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.|
|Quebec||G||Not Recommended For Young Children.|
|Canadian Home Video||14A|
News About "Dark Shadows"
Cast and Crew
Dark Shadows is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter.
The most recent home video release of Dark Shadows movie is October 1, 2012. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: Dark Shadows
Release Date: 2 October 2012
Dark Shadows releases to home video in a Theatrical or Unrated version. Bonus extras includes:
- Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy of Dark Shadows
- Becoming Barnabus
- Deleted Scenes
- Welcome To Collinsport!
- The Collinses: Every Family Has Its Demons
- Reliving a Decade
- Angelique: A Witch Scorned
- Alice Cooper Rocks Collinsport!
- Dark Shadowy Secrets
- A Melee of Monstrous Proportions
- Dark Shadows: The Legend Bites Back
- Maximum Movie Mode