Sports are a language that knows no race or color. Hoping the peoples' passion for rugby will pull his divided nation together, South Africa's new president, Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) enlists the help of team leader Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) while their country hosts the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (This movie is based on a true story).
Why Is Invictus Rated PG-13?
Invictus is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
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This film contains depictions of racially motivated conflicts and riots (with portrayals of injured characters and a corpse) along with derogatory comments about other racial groups. Intense scenes of rough sports play are shown infrequently and include some blood. Characters drink in a bar, at home and at social events on numerous occasions. One character turns down the sexual advances of his fiancée. Another man comments briefly on the advantages of polygamy. A strong sexual expletive is used along with infrequent profanities and scatological slang.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Invictus releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, 2010.
Invictus releases on DVD with the following bonus extras:
- Matt Damon Plays Rugby
- Invictus music trailer
Invictus also releases in a 2-Disc set offering the movie on DVD and Blu-ray. This package includes the bonus estras listed above, plus:
- Vision, Courage and Honor: Clint Eastwood and the Power of a True Story
-Mandela Meets Morgan
- The Eastwood Factor
- Bonus Digital Copy of Invictus