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With pressure from their ambitious father to advance their family's royal favor and status, Anne and Mary Boleyn (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson) compete for the affections of King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). The resulting rivalry between the two sisters initially threatens to tear apart their relationship --and ultimately one looses her head over the whole affair.
Why Is The Other Boleyn Girl Rated PG-13?
The Other Boleyn Girl is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images.
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The lack of a male heir is just one factor that has Henry VIII ready to bed a series of women. Sexual activity includes passionate kissing, adulterous couplings, some bare skin, a rape and insinuation of incest, along with frank sexual dialogue. Executions, bloody animal carcasses and a court trial are depicted as well as scenes of childbirth. A repeated term for illegitimate children is used in the script along with brief coarse language and several terms of Deity. A man drinks to deal with emotional trauma.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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The Other Boleyn Girl releases to DVD with other materials, such as deleted and extended scenes, plus camera tests (with narration by director Justin Chadwick). Also included are three featurettes: To Be a Lady (learn about the life of a lady and court etiquette in the 16th Century England), Translating History to the Screen (how filmmakers brought this adaptation of a best-selling book to life) and Members of the Court Biographies (a look at the real lives of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII and others).
The Other Boleyn Girl on Blu-ray offers all of the above bonus extras as well as Inside the Court (a picture-in-graphics track with trivia and facts).
Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.