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The Spirit

Overall D

Rookie cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) may be dead, but for some mysterious reason he's still alive and breathing. Reborn as The Spirit, he dons a mask and sets off to clean up the wicked streets of Central City. But his greatest enemy, The Octopus (Samuel Jackson), is not easily spooked and he's prepared to use any weapon at his disposal, including the beautiful Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), to bring the superhero down.

Violence D
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is The Spirit rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Spirit PG-13 for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.

Run Time: 108 minutes

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The Spirit
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Spirit rated PG-13? The Spirit is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of stylized violence and action, some sexual content and brief nudity.

With two immortal characters battling it out from beginning to end, violence without any consequence is a continuous concern. Gunfights, stabbings (with characters seen with bloody knives and swords sticking out of their bodies), and a decapitation are just some of the examples. A huge battle has two men shot repeatedly, with one literally being blown to bits. Sexual banter is heard. The main character is known for his womanizing ways and reputation of having had sexual relations with various females. A woman is seen completely naked from the rear. Frequent moderate and mild profanities are heard, along with terms of deity. Cigarette smoking is glamorized.

 

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The Spirit
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 18A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommeded for Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Spirit"

Cast and Crew

The Spirit is directed by and stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Spirit movie is April 14, 2009. Here are some details…

The Spirit releases as a Single Disc DVD in full frame or widescreen presentations, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish. Theatrical trailers are included on the disc.

The Spirit also releases in a Special Edition DVD. This 2-Disc Set offers the movie in a widescreen presentation, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English and Spanish. Additional material include:

- Alternate Ending: this storyboard has a voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht.

- Audio Commentary with director Frank Miller and producer Deborah Del Prete.

- Featurettes: Green World and Miller on Miller.

- Digital Copy of the Film

The Spirit makes an appearance on Blu-ray as well. This 2 Disc Set presents the film in 1080p HD resolution, with audio tracks recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (French). Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Bonus extras include:

- Alternate Ending: this storyboard has a voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht.

- Audio Commentary with director Frank Miller and producer Deborah Del Prete.

- Featurettes: History Repeats, Green World and Miller on Miller.

- Live Features: MoLog (Movie Blog network) and Lionsgate Live.

- Theatrical Trailer

- Digital Copy of the Film

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