Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope rating info

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Even in a big galaxy, three is a crowd.

Overall A

In this hugely popular science fiction film created by George Lucas, a farm boy from a dry and desolate planet joins a dangerous rebellion and trains to become a Jedi Warrior. Scenes depicting death and some suspenseful battles are the only content concerns of this otherwise great family movie.

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

Why is Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope rated PG? The MPAA rated Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope PG

Run Time: 121 minutes

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope rated PG? Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is rated PG by the MPAA

Overall: A

In this hugely popular science fiction film created by George Lucas, a farm boy from a dry and desolate planet joins a dangerous rebellion and trains to become a Jedi Warrior. Scenes depicting death and some suspenseful battles are the only content concerns of this otherwise great family movie.

Violence: C

Numerous battle sequences occur where characters are killed by being fired upon or caught in explosions, and numerous deaths are implied. One-on-one fighting involves staffs, guns, or swordplay with light sabers. Characters are sometimes stunned, have their throats crushed, or threatened with torture. Attacked victims bodies are seen strewn about—in one scene their still-smoking charred remains are briefly shown. Characters comically fall off large beast. A bar fight erupts and one character’s arm is sliced off. Another character is shot at point blank range. Aquatic snake creature pulls character under water. Characters are caught in a trash compactor.

Sexual Content: A

The princess attracts some male admirers.

Language: A-

At least: 3 mild profanities, some minor insults and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B

In a bar setting, drinks are served in a bar and some characters smoke. Truth serum administered by injection.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

None noted.

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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British Columbia Not Rated
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Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"

Cast and Crew

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is directed by George Lucas and stars Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinness.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope movie is September 11, 2006. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI

Release Date: 8 October 2013

20th Century Fox is releasing Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI to home video (Blu-ray and DVD). This 6 Disc Combo Set (3 Blu-ray +3 DVD) includes:

- Blu-ray Only Bonus Features: Audio Commentary for Each Movie from Archival

Interviews with George Lucas, Cast and Crew.

Note: Star Wars: Episodes I - III are also being released on the same date as a separate package.

Related home video titles:

The other movies in the Star Wars franchise are:

Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Looking for other space epics from the same era? Try Close Encounters Of The Third Kind or E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. If you’d rather embark on a real space adventure, check out The IMAX Space Collection.

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