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Valkyrie

Released

Dec 25, 2008

Latest Home Video

May 19, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Tom Cruise
Bill Nighy
Kenneth Branagh
Stephen Fry

Studio

2008 United Artists

Still shot from the movie: Valkyrie.

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Synopsis

As the horrors of WWII unfold, a group of high-ranking German officers begin to lose faith in their leader. Working together under the codename Valkyrie, they plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and end the war. But even the best-laid plans can run into unexpected obstacles. This movie is based on real historical events.

Content Details

Why Is Valkyrie Rated PG-13?

Valkyrie is rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.

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Deciding it is more honorable to overthrow Hitler than continue to serve him, a group of German resistance fighters attempt to assassinate their dictator. During a battle scene, planes drop bombs on soldiers, killing and wounding many of them (corpses are shown, but little blood is seen). Explosions result in death, injury and property damage. Bloodied wounds are portrayed, as are the healed stumps of a man’s arm and fingers. An artificial glass eye is shown on several occasions, including once when it is dropped into a man’s drink. Gunshots are exchanged and characters are killed by a firing squad—many of these shootings happen on screen (little blood is shown). Men commit suicide: one uses a pistol (partly depicted) and another a hand grenade (not shown). A character places a poison pellet in his mouth for the same purpose. Execution by hanging is implied by images of corpses dangling from wire attached to meat hooks. Alcohol is served at a nightclub, and one man drinks while waiting to be arrested. Many characters are shown smoking. A married couple exchange kisses. A few mild profanities, terms of Christian deity and one sexual expletive are heard.

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This movie is based on actual events. Click here to learn more about the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Another group of men disenfranchised with their country’s leaders attempt to break free of their control in The Hunt for Red October.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Violence, Coarse Language.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence
ON PG Mature Theme, Violence.
QC G Not recommend for young children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Home Video Notes;

Release Date: 19 May 2009

Valkyrie Single-Disc DVD is presented in widescreen, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, Spanish and French) and subtitles in Spanish and French.

Valkyrie Two-Disc Special Edition DVD presented in widescreen, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, Spanish and French) and subtitles in Spanish and French. Bonus materials include:

- Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie

- Commentary by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

- Featurettes:The Journey to Valkyrie and The Valkyrie Legacy

- Digital Copy of the movie.

Valkyrie Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen with audio tracks in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish and French). Subtitles are avaialble in Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Brazilian Portuguese. Bonus materials include:

- Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie

- Commentary by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

- Featurettes: The Journey to Valkyrie, The Valkyrie Legacy, The Road to Resistance: A Visual Guide, The African Front Sequence, Taking to the Air, Recreating Berlin and 92nd Street Y: Reel Pieces with Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer.

-Digital Copy of the movie.

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