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United 93 is a dramatized account of the events that took place aboard the ill-fated plane before it crashed into a vacant field in Pennsylvania on the unforgettable day of September 11, 2001.
Why Is United 93 Rated R?
United 93 is rated R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence. Appeal planned.
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In an opening scene of the film, one naked hijacker is shown shaving his chest (no direct nudity is seen). He then tucks a knife into his belt before heading to the airport. Voices are raised once the air traffic controllers suspect one or more planes have been hijacked.
A man constructs a bomb and straps it to his chest. A flight attendant is attacked and a knife is held to her throat. Several men are brutally stabbed and beaten. Several characters are shown covered in blood. A group of passengers attack the hijackers using kitchen utensils and other objects on the plane. A man sprays a fire extinguisher into the faces of other passengers. The pilot wildly rocks the plane. Numerous profanities, including at least six uses of an extreme expletive, are used in the script along with repeated terms of Deity.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Blu-ray Notes: United 93
Blu-ray Release Date: 5 September 2006
United 93 releases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:
- Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass
- United 93: The Families And The Film
- Chasing Planes - Witnesses To 9/11
- Memorial Pages
- Twin Towers
- Flight 93 National Memorial
- My Scenes
- Pocket BLU
DVD Notes: United 93 (2-Disc Special Edition)
DVD Release Date: 5 September 2006
United 93 releases on DVD just in time for the fifth anniversary of the fateful events it depicts. Included with the 2-Disc Special Edition is a widescreen presentation of the film and two documentaries: Chasing Planes: Witnesses to 9/11 examines the details of all four airplanes hijacked on September 11, 2001, focusing on the experiences of both military personnel and civilians as they responded to these acts of terrorism. (The 48-minute documentary is produced and directed by United 93‘s associate producer Michael Bronner.) United 93: The Families and the Film looks at the collaboration between the family members and the actors that took place in order to create a truthful script for the production. (The 50-minute documentary is produced and directed by United 93‘s associate producer Kate Solomon.) The movie is also available as a single disc release, in either wide or full screen. These versions offer a commentary by director Paul Greengrass, the United 93: The Families and the Film featurette and memorial pages. All of the editions provide audio tracks in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.