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Life on a North Dakota sunflower farm turns out to be anything but serene and peaceful for the Solomon family when teenaged Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her little brother (Evan and Theodore Turner) begin seeing ominous apparitions--that appear to be invisible to adults.
Why Is The Messengers Rated PG-13?
The Messengers is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror
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The film opens with the death of a woman and two children, one of who whimpers in a dark, cupboard before being dragged out by an unseen being. Abandoned farm implements and even tractors take on an ominous aura as a new family moves into the empty farmhouse. There are plenty of jump scenes caused by creaky floors, ill-omened forays into dark buildings and foreboding music. Doors, furniture and other household objects move on their own. The gory ghosts of the deceased family members scurry around the house and try to pull living characters into the cellar. Outside of the house, a flock of crows repeatedly attack the humans while inside a crazed figure attempts to kill others with a pitchfork. After a fierce struggle a man drowns in sewage-like liquid. The script also includes some infrequent vulgarities, a revelation about a drunk driving accident and brief sexual comments made by a married couple.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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DVD Release Date: 5 June 2007
All the secrets are revealed with the DVD release of The Messengers. Actress Kristen Stewart provides an audio commentary, while seven featurettes take you behind the scenes. The later include: Pang Vision, Script Evolution, Constructing the Set, Kristen Stewart—Rising Star, John Corbett -Unexpected Villain, Meet the Crows and Exploring Visual Effects. Besides the DVD format, The Messengers is also available in Blu-ray and Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) presentations.