Shutter parents guide


Overall C

Benjamin and Nicky Shaw (Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor) shudder when they discover the pictures they have snapped while on their honeymoon contain ghostly images. But when they decide to investigate the paranormal phenomenon more horror is exposed.

Release date March 20, 2008

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

Why is Shutter rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Shutter PG-13 for terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language.

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Shutter rated PG-13? Shutter is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language.

Quick images of and interactions with a ghostly character provide most of the scare factor in this film about a departed spirit. Moments of violence involve bloody injuries, car accidents, suicide, electrocution and hypnotic-type trances. Women are shown in underwear. Couples discuss and engage in brief sexual activity. A girl is drugged and sexual assault is implied. Infrequent drinking is contained in the script along with terms of Deity, occasional vulgarities and a strong, sexual expletive. Corpses and cremation are shown.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children. Disturbing Content.-----
Ontario 14A Mature Theme. Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Shutter is directed by and stars Joshua Jackson, Rachel Taylor, David Denman, James Kyson Lee..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Shutter movie is July 14, 2008. Here are some details…

Shutter releases to the home video market in three editions. The Rated Theatrical Version offers the movie in both widescreen and full screen presentations, and two featurettes (A Ghost In The Lens and A History Of Spirit Photography). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with English and Spanish subtitles.

Shutter Unrated Edition offers the movie in widescreen only, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround and DTS (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French). Subtitles are provided in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include the two featurettes found on the theatrical version plus: A Cultural Divide, The Director: Masayuki Ochiai, A Conversation With Luke Dawson, Create Your Own Phantom Photo and The Hunt For The Haunt: Tools And Tips For Ghost Hunting. As well, the disc provides commentary with production executive Alex Sundell, screenwriter Luke Dawson and actress Rachael Taylor, nine deleted scenes and an alternate ending.

Shutter is being released in Blu-Ray Disc too. This version will be authored in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) on a dual-layer 50 GB disc. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (French and Spanish), with subtitles in Spanish, Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin. In addition to all of the extras packaged with the Unrated Edition, this version includes the Fox Movie Channel featurette In Character With Joshua Jackson, three more alternate scenes and some Japanese Spirit Photography Videos.

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In Rear Window, a professional photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has occurred after using his high-powered camera to spy on his neighbor. A young boy sees dead people all around him, without the aid of a camera, in The Sixth Sense.