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Benjamin and Nicky Shaw (Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor) shudder when they discover the pictures they have snapped while on their honeymoon contain ghostly images. But when they decide to investigate the paranormal phenomenon more horror is exposed.
Why Is Shutter Rated PG-13?
Shutter is rated PG-13 for terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Shutter...
Quick images of and interactions with a ghostly character provide most of the scare factor in this film about a departed spirit. Moments of violence involve bloody injuries, car accidents, suicide, electrocution and hypnotic-type trances. Women are shown in underwear. Couples discuss and engage in brief sexual activity. A girl is drugged and sexual assault is implied. Infrequent drinking is contained in the script along with terms of Deity, occasional vulgarities and a strong, sexual expletive. Corpses and cremation are shown.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Shutter...
Shutter releases to the home video market in three editions. The Rated Theatrical Version offers the movie in both widescreen and full screen presentations, and two featurettes (A Ghost In The Lens and A History Of Spirit Photography). Audio tracks are available in 5.1 Dolby Surround (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French), with English and Spanish subtitles.
Shutter Unrated Edition offers the movie in widescreen only, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround and DTS (English) and Dolby Surround (Spanish and French). Subtitles are provided in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include the two featurettes found on the theatrical version plus: A Cultural Divide, The Director: Masayuki Ochiai, A Conversation With Luke Dawson, Create Your Own Phantom Photo and The Hunt For The Haunt: Tools And Tips For Ghost Hunting. As well, the disc provides commentary with production executive Alex Sundell, screenwriter Luke Dawson and actress Rachael Taylor, nine deleted scenes and an alternate ending.
Shutter is being released in Blu-Ray Disc too. This version will be authored in BD-Java with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) on a dual-layer 50 GB disc. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (French and Spanish), with subtitles in Spanish, Cantonese, Korean and Mandarin. In addition to all of the extras packaged with the Unrated Edition, this version includes the Fox Movie Channel featurette In Character With Joshua Jackson, three more alternate scenes and some Japanese Spirit Photography Videos.