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Zero Dark Thirty


Jan 03, 2013

Latest Home Video

Mar 18, 2013

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Kathryn Bigelow


Chris Pratt
Jessica Chastain
Joel Edgerton
Jason Clarke


2012 Sony Pictures

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After a decade of searching for Osama bin Laden, this dramatized film attempts to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorist who lead the 9/11 attacks on America.

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Why Is Zero Dark Thirty Rated R?

Zero Dark Thirty is rated R for strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.

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Violence: We see a man being tortured by CIA agents who use water-boarding techniques (while he is held down a cloth is placed over his face and water is poured on the cloth, causing him to choke). Later, with a female agent present, his pants are removed and an agent teases him about defecating. He is left hanging by his arms while naked from the waist down (rear nudity seen). Other scenes show detainees being interrogated while physically bound, but without the explicit details. Bomb blasts in three scenes leave people with bloody injuries. Militants enter a building and begin shooting people at random. During a military operation, personnel enter a home seeking a key individual; a few other people are shot while horrified women and children look on. Frequent verbal altercations occur, including demeaning remarks intended to extract information from detainees. A man is forced to wear a dog collar and walk like a dog.

Sexual Content: During a torture scene a man is seen naked from the rear.

Language: Frequent use of sexual expletives, as well as other scatological and general profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: Frequent cigarette use throughout. Some drinking is depicted.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence, Coarse Language.
AB 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
MB 18A Brutal Violence Adverse Psychological Impact.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Violence.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Zero Dark Thirty...

Home Video Notes: Zero Dark Thirty

Release Date: 19 March 2013

Zero Dark Thirty releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- No Small Feat - Making Zero Dark Thirty

- The Compound - Tour the film’s rebuilt compound

- Geared Up - Watch the cast train with authentic SEAL gear

- Targeting Jessica Chastain - A look at the role of Maya

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