James Bond won't stop until he's uncovered the secrets of SPECTRE.

Overall C+

SPECTRE is a newly discovered secret organization threatening world peace. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is just the spy to reveal its players and put an end to their game – even if he doesn’t have the blessing of the head office to do so.

Release date November 6, 2015

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is Spectre rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Spectre PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language.

Run Time: 148 minutes

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Why is Spectre rated PG-13? Spectre is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images, sensuality and language.

Violence: Portrayals of violence throughout include detailed hand-to-hand struggles (kicking, beating, chokeholds), weapons threats, gunshots, onscreen killings, explosions and property damage. A character suffering from radiation poisoning commits suicide (the gunshot is heard but not seen). A character is tortured by having a needle drilled into his brain. A man squashes another’s skull and pushes his thumbs into the victim’s eyes (some blood is shown.) Birds pick at the face of a corpse. Aircraft and car chases end in accidents, property damage and injury. Characters fight in a helicopter while it is in the air, which results in erratic flying and endangers a crowd of people below. Characters fall from heights and some die. A plane is destroyed after it careens down a ski slope. Ghoulish costumes and puppets are seen during a street parade. Assassinations and murders are discussed. An angry woman smacks a man. Some blood and injuries are shown. Mentions are made of organized crime’s involvement with human trafficking, pharmaceutical products and terrorist bombings.

Sexual Content: The opening credits of the film include many obscured images of naked women; some have octopus’s tentacles wrapped around them. As well, women fondle a shirtless man’s chest. In the film, couples are shown kissing and embracing passionately, and then beginning to undress one another. A woman’s bare back is seen when a man unzips her dress. Women are shown in their underwear and posing seductively. Sexual relationships are implied. Mild sexual slang and innuendo are heard.

Language: Moderate and mild profanities, some scatological slang, and terms of deity are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol frequently, sometimes socially and occasionally to relieve stress. A couple of characters become inebriated. A character is threatened with a hypodermic needle containing an unknown substance. A man is injected with a hi-tech serum. A skeleton figure on a parade float has a cigar hanging out of its mouth.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Spectre"

Cast and Crew

Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Spectre movie is February 9, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Spectre
Release Date: 9 February 2016
Spectre releases to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) with the following extras:
- Spectre: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence
- Video Blogs
- Gallery

Home Video Notes: The Ultimate James Bond Collection
Release Date: 15 September 2015
Exclusively available through Amazon, MGM/UA releases to home video (in Digital HD) a collection of every Bond film made up to 2015. The package includes:
  - 23 films on Blu-ray from Dr. No to Skyfall plus space reserved for Spectre (Coming November 6, 2016).
- Digital HD copies of all 23 films
- Bond poster book
Over 120 hours of Special Features including:
- 2 all-new featurettes
- Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 – a 90 minute documentary

Also releasing separately on 15 September 2015:

Home Video Notes: 007: The Daniel Craig Collection
Release Date: 15 September 2015
MGM/UA releases to home video a collection of three James Bond films starring Daniel Craig. These include:
- Casino Royale
- Quantum of Solace
- Skyfall

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Daniel Craig also stars as James Bond in the movies Casino Royal, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

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