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The Others


Aug 09, 2001

Latest Home Video

Aug 04, 2003

MPAA Rating



Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar


Nicole Kidman


2001 Dimension Films

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Isolated in a mist-shrouded mansion, a mother (Nichole Kidman) cares for her children, who have a disease that makes them unable to withstand bright light. Strange things begin to happen as they dwell in the dark --forcing the family to realizes they are not as alone as they believed.

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Why Is The Others Rated PG-13?

The Others is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments.

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Overall: B

Carved from typical “old house” movie ingredients, there are few horror movies that contain as little objectionable content for family viewing as this well constructed thriller about a mother and two children who detect the presence of ghostly spirits in their rambling mansion. However, parents with young children, or those who object to depictions of the supernatural (including a short séance scene) integrated with Christianity (specifically Catholicism), will likely find the entire theme unsuitable.

Violence: B

The film contains general scare techniques including some “surprise” scenes, scary music and sounds, and photographs of dead people (the bodies are not gruesome or decaying). Also, in a couple of scenes a woman holds a gun and in another she shoots the gun at a person.

Sexual Content: B+

A woman undresses to her full-length slip in front of her husband. A sexual relationship is implied in a scene that shows a married couple kissing in bed.

Language: A-

Other than one mild profanity, terms of Deity are used frequently but within a religious context.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

Character takes pills for migraine on a couple of occasions.


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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG May Frighten Young Children
AB PG Frightening Scenes Throughout
MB Not Rated Mature Theme
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated Not Suitable for Children
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Others...

DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
Get twice as scared with the two-disc DVD edition of The Others. Bonus thrills include a 30-minute documentary titled A Look Inside The Others, a visual effects featurette, an intimate look at director Alejandro Amenabar, the movie’s photo album, and more information about Xeroderma Pigmentosu—the disease portrayed in the film. To make sure you get the full fear factor out of the squeaky doors and suspenseful soundtrack, the audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital 2.0 (French). Subtitles are available in English and Spanish.

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