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The classic fairytale is given a more sinister twist in this dark incarnation where the fair Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is saved, instead of stabbed, by the Evil Queen's (Charlize Theron) executioner, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth). Looks like the Prince (Sam Claflin) may have some stiff competition!
Why Is Snow White and the Huntsman Rated PG-13?
Snow White and the Huntsman is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality.
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Violence: Scores of characters are killed in battles involving swords, axes, fiery missiles and knives. Others receive bloody wounds. A man is stabbed in the chest and some blood is seen. A child sees her dead father with the knife in his chest. A woman tears a bird’s heart out with her fingers and then eats it. An army swarms a castle, killing people, burning buildings and taking hostages. A character sucks the life and vitality out of others. A man is raked along the face with a large nail. Horses fall and stumble in a bog. Animals are shot with arrows. Decaying bird bodies and other gruesome depictions are shown in the Dark Forest. Characters experience hallucinations. Characters engage in fistfights or are beaten. A woman repeatedly hits her brother. A woman attempts to dress a man’s bloody chest injury. A huge monster chases characters. Soldiers set fire to a village. Women scar their faces and the faces of their daughters to protect them from the Queen. A character drinks human blood. A child is kidnapped from her family. A man talks about a woman’s death screams. A character is impaled on a tree. A man takes an arrow for another character. His death scene is shown and the body is later burned. A woman’s face blisters in a fire. A girl chokes on a poison apple. Characters are stabbed in hand-to-hand combat. Men are attacked by magical beings.
Sexual Content: Sensual depictions include a naked woman entering and exiting a bath (no specific nudity is seen). Her bare back is seen again later. Women wear low cut or off the shoulder clothing that often accentuate their bosoms. Brief kissing and hugging is shown. Brief sexual innuendo is included. A brother kisses his sister on the neck and lays his head against hers.
Language: The script contains infrequent profanities and some bathroom humor.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A main character drinks alcohol often and becomes drunk on a couple of occasions. Other characters are show with liquor. Another character makes a brief reference to the hallucinogenic effect of a certain food.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Snow White and the Huntsman
Release Date: 11 September 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman releases to home video (Bluray/DVD/UVDigitalCopy) on September 11, 2012. The package includes both the theatrical version and an extended edition of the movie. Bonus extras include:,
- Feature Commentary with director Rupert Sanders, visual effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith
- A New Legend is Born
- Reinventing the Fairy Tale
- Citizens of the Kingdom
- The Magic of Snow White and the Huntsman
- Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour
- Universal’s Second Screen