Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince parents guide

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Overall B

Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry looks to be just as difficult as the rest thanks to his curiosity over an old tome inscribed as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince." While Harry riffles through the book's pages, the evil Lord Voldemort and his followers ruffle both the Wizard and Muggle worlds.

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

Why is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince rated PG? The MPAA rated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.

Run Time: 154 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince rated PG? Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is rated PG by the MPAA for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality.

In this occult world where good and bad magic are constantly battling, the forces of evil destroy property such as bridges, buildings, homes and businesses. (It is implied some injury or even death may have resulted from these actions. The emotional toll of some of these losses is also portrayed). After a character is maliciously kicked in the face, he suffers a bloody noise. A wand renders a character unconscious and blood is shown flowing from several wounds on his chest. A wizard tastes a drop of blood to identify its origin. Wands are used as weapons to threaten and kill characters. The body of a girl who is hexed is helplessly thrown and tossed about, then dropped to the ground from a height. Frightening witches and wizards with murderous intentions are frequently portrayed. A scene shows numerous naked, demonic creatures (no detail of private body parts are depicted) attempting to drown a character. Sports violence, like hitting and tackling, is shown. A character cuts his hand with a knife. The body of a large, dead spider is seen. Characters drink alcohol in social settings, in pubs and at home. Some of them are portrayed as tipsy and intoxicated, and another passes out. Potions are used on several characters: one becomes obsessively in love, others behave drunkenly and recklessly, another begins choking and froths at the mouth, and one drinks poison for the good of others. Teenaged characters frequently hold hands, kiss (sometimes passionately) and caress each other. Brief sexual innuendo is included in the script. Mild profanities and terms of deity are heard. Vows, secret oaths and betrayals are part of the plot.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes.
Quebec G Not recommended for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"

Cast and Crew

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is directed by and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie is June 14, 2011. Here are some details…

On November 8, 2011, Warner Bother’s studio is releasing: Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (also known as Harry Potter- Years 1-7)

Home Video Notes: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Ultimate Edition (Blu-ray)

Release Date: 14 June 2011

On June 14, 2011, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince releases on Blu-ray again, this time in an Ultimate Edition. Bonus extras include:

- Creating the World of Harry Potter

 

Release Date: 8 December 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on DVD provides both wide screen and full frame presentations of the movie. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish) and subtitles in English, Spanish and French. Bonus materials include:

- Additional Scenes

- Featurettes: Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, One Minute Drills and What’s On Your Mind.

- Sneak Peek at an attraction at Universal’s Orlando® Resort in Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

- Digital Copy of the theatrical film.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Blu-ray Combo Pack with additional DVD and Digital Copies features audio tracks in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish. Extras include:

- Additional Scenes

- Featurettes: Close-Up with the Cast and Crew of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, One Minute Drills and What’s On Your Mind.

- Sneak Peek at an attraction at Universal’s Orlando® Resort in Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

- Blu-ray features: WB Maximum Movie Mode, BD-Live Media Center (My Commentary, Live Community Screening and other interactive features) and BD-Live interactivity (Facebook Connect).

- DVD version of the theatrical film.

- Digital Copy of the theatrical film.

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