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This serious cinematic production attempts to tell the story of Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher) and the Virginia Company's arrival in The New World. Colin Ferrell plays the man the Indian princess risks her life for, while Christian Bale takes on the role of the man she eventually marries.
Why Is The New World Rated PG-13?
The New World is rated PG-13 for some intense battle sequences.
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Attempting to present this era in more serious light, this live-action re-telling of the Pocahontas story has many scenes of battles between Colonials and indigenous people. Although not graphic, many men are clubbed, stabbed, and beaten, and some are shot. Houses are burned and characters are shown in perilous situations. Starving settlers are depicted and a cannibalistic act is discussed. Sexual content is limited to indigenous people in skin-revealing costumes. These characters are also seen smoking traditional pipes. No profanity was heard.
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Disney produced two movies about this Indian princess, Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World. Some European sailors are smitten by the native people they meet during their difficult voyage in the classic film Mutiny On The Bounty, which is also based on a true story.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release date: 12 May 2006
This DVD journey to The New World comes with a 60-minute making-of documentary. English audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with subtitles in English and Spanish.