Season of the Witch parents guide

Season of the Witch

Overall D+

In the hope of stopping the Black Plague from continuing to spread across his homeland, a returning Crusader (Nicolas Cage) and his companion (Ron Pearlman) accept a request from church officials to escort an accused witch (Clair Foy), suspected of causing the problem, to an isolated abbey.

Release date January 7, 2011

Violence D
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use B

Why is Season of the Witch rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Season of the Witch PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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Season of the Witch
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Season of the Witch rated PG-13? Season of the Witch is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content.

Violence: Hand-to-hand combat is frequently and graphically portrayed with characters impaled, decapitated and slashed with swords and knives. Numerous battle injuries and dead corpses are also shown, including those of women and children. Three women are hanged and then drowned. A man is attacked and killed by an occult figure. Another man has his neck snapped. Barebacked men scourge themselves with whips. Soldiers shoot arrows at men. Many characters are shown with pustules and other open sores covering their face and bodies. Dead, rotting corpses are seen frequently. A man is locked in the stocks for swindling others. A woman attacks and chokes several characters. She is later hit over the head and knocked out. A man’s hand is stabbed and nailed to a plank. A dog chews on a dead body. Wolves attack men and kill one. A rope rips the skin from a man’s hands leaving them raw and bloody. A man is repeatedly stabbed in the back and blood oozes from his chest. A character is engulfed in flames.Humans fight with demonic figures.

Sexual Content: A naked woman is briefly shown without explicit detail. A man comments on a sexual encounter with a woman.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities, scatological slang and some terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Men are briefly shown drinking in a bar. Men later take a drink from a flask.

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Season of the Witch
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Season of the Witch is directed by Peter Goddard, Dominic Sena and stars Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Season of the Witch movie is June 28, 2011. Here are some details…

Season of the Witch releases to DVD and Blu-ray on June 28, 2011.Bonus materials include:

- Feature commentary

- Becoming the Demon

- Deleted scenes

- On a Crusade

- Alternate ending

- Theatrical trailer

Related home video titles:

The religious crusades of the 14th century play a part in the plots of other movies such as Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, Robin Hood,  and the spoof Monty Python and the Holy Grail.