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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


Dec 25, 2009

Latest Home Video

Apr 27, 2010

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Terry Gilliam


Christopher Plummer
Lily Cole
Heath Ledger
Jude Law
Johnny Depp
Colin Farrell


2009 Sony Pictures Classics

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Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), a storyteller, made a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits). However, his debt needs to be paid by his daughter (Lily Cole) when she turns sixteen. On the eve of that fateful day, the fretting father searches for a way to break the ill-begotten bargain.

Content Details

Why Is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Rated PG-13?

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is rated PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus...

Characters, including a teen, repeatedly smoke. Others drink on numerous occasions, often to the point of drunkenness. A girl is shown in low cut dresses and her bra. She is also seen with only her long hair as a covering (brief depiction of frontal nudity). A character hits the inflated "breasts" of a man dressed in drag. Policemen, wearing skirts and heels, expose their pantyhose-covered buttocks. Characters engage in fistfights, slapping, biting and hitting. Moments of peril occur often. Explosions imply the death of characters. A man is hit with a horsewhip. A woman kills a chicken by breaking its neck. Dead cattle are shown floating in a river. A man attempts suicide. Several characters are hung by the neck. A man has satanic marks drawn on his forehead. Individuals engage in scams and con artist activities. A man’s blood-covered apron is seen, along with the depiction of a bloody nose. Characters briefly discuss a woman’s death during childbirth. A teenaged girl engages in sexual activity with an adult male (on screen action is not seen). The script contains profanities, scatological slang, slurs and terms of Deity.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantasy story that employs many visual effects and unusual images, similar to the movie MirrorMask. A much more family friendly exploration of the imagination takes place in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium when a store owner decides to retire and leave his magical toyshop to his young assistant. Actor Christopher Plummer plays another fatherly role as the parent of the singing von Trapp family in The Sound of Music. He also stars in the romantic mystery The Lake House and lends his voice to the crusty explorer Charles Muntz in the animated film Up.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus...

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on April 27, 2010.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus releases on DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus materials:
- Film Commentary with Director Terry Gilliam
- Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary by Terry Gilliam
- Introduction by Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger Wardrobe Test with Optional Commentary by Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger Interview
- Behind the Mirror, Building the Monastery
- The Artwork of Doctor Parnassus
- Doctor Parnassus Around the World
- Cast and Crew Presentation on Stage
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus on Blu-ray also offers:
- The Imaginarium of Terry Gilliam
- Heath Ledger and Friends—Cast & Crew remember their friend
- “The Drunk” Multi-Angle Progression Sequence
- Creating a scene from storyboard to VFX
- movieIQ+sync and BD-Live

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