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The Host


Mar 29, 2013

Latest Home Video

Jul 09, 2013

MPAA Rating



Andrew Niccol


Saoirse Ronan
Max Irons
Diane Kruger
William Hurt


2013 Open Roads Films

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Earth is experiencing a season of peace because an alien race of parasitic souls has taken over. When Wanderer moves into the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), she finds herself being influenced by her human host' emotions, resulting in an internal conflict between the two personalities.

Content Details

Why Is The Host Rated PG-13?

The Host is rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence.

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Violence: A character suffers bloody injuries and nearly dies after she fights off attackers, jumps from a window and falls to the ground below. A man shoots himself (off screen) while his children listen. Aliens take over the bodies of humans by cutting slits in the back of their necks. Characters are kicked, punched, brutally slapped and knocked to the ground. A car crashes and rolls leaving the driver with scrapes and a bloody nose. A man attempts to choke a girl to death. Characters commit suicide by crashing into a cement wall after exchanging gunfire with their attackers. Blood pools on the road after a man is shot and killed. The bloody aftermath of surgery and murder are shown. A character attempts to drown another. A character cuts herself with a knife. Other characters are shot, stabbed or injured.

Sexual Content: Couples kiss frequently and passionately. An unmarried couple rolls around in bed with some back and shoulder nudity shown.

Language: The script contains a handful of mild swear words and some terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Aliens employ a spray substance to sedate their enemies.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Host.

Aliens inhabit the bodies of humans in the thriller The Invasion. And humans take on alien bodies in Avatar. Normal looking earthlings also can’t be trusted in I Am Legend.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
AB PG Violence.
MB PG Violence, Mature Theme.
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Host...

Home Video Notes: The Host

Release Date: 9 July 2013

The Host releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Seeker PSA: Feature Commentary with Meyer, Niccol and Producer Nick Wechsler

- Bringing The Host to Life: Behind the scenes with Meyer, Ronan, Irons and Abel

- Deleted Scenes

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