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In Ghost Rider, another Marvel Comics' character races onto the big screen. Johnny Blaze (played by Nicholas Cage) is a motorcycle stuntman by day-- but at night he transforms into a fiery, super-powered demon that chases bad guys with a "spirit of vengeance."
Why Is Ghost Rider Rated PG-13?
Ghost Rider is rated PG-13 for horror violence and disturbing images.
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Satanic depictions and dealings with supernatural and metaphysical beings from Hell are the backbone of this film. Cage’s character is essentially a superhero who is unwittingly conscripted to help prevent the overthrow of the Devil by his even more evil son Blackheart. Amazing special effects create multiple scenes of flaming skeletons, and immortal spiritual beings who are shot, burned, beaten and crushed. These visuals (many of which are intended to make you “jump”) will undoubtedly frighten children. Violence ensues on Earth as well, with people killed and property destroyed. Language includes infrequent mild profanities and one use of a scatological term, while terms of Christian deity are used in a blasphemous manner several times.
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Nicholas Cage plays another character protecting the status quo in National Treasure. Because of an event in his early life, Harry Potter is also locked in a battle against an evil, supernatural enemy. (See Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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DVD Release Date: 12 June 2007
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment presents Ghost Rider on DVD in a 1-Disc Theatrical Version (in either wide or full screen) or a 2-Disc Extended Cut. Should you give the first option a spin, you’ll get the theatrical version of the film plus a making-of documentary called Spirit of Vengeance, and two commentaries (one with director/writer Mark Steven Johnson and VFX Supervisor Kevin Mack, and the other featuring producer Gary Foster).
If you decide to test drive the two disc edition, you’ll get the same commentaries and making-of documentary, as well as an Extended Version of the film (with never-before-seen footage) and Sin & Salvation (a featurette on the comic book origins of Ghost Rider). These same bonus material and extended cut are also included on Blu-ray edition.
Audio Tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.