Bram Stoker's Dracula

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

English actor Gary Oldman delivers a sympathetic performance as the Count, in this case more the Prince of Pain than Darkness, especially when he cries bloody tears for his lost love. Also with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Sex with vampires, male and female, some female nudity, lots of writhing around and sexual innuendo. In order to become a vampire, one must go through a ritual where each drinks the others blood. There is a scene where this ritual is shown in a sexual light. A woman drinks the blood of a man by opening a wound on his chest. Another scene where three female vampires are shown nude, seducing and sexually teasing a man. He is terrified, but seems to enjoy it.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - The opening scene is of Dracula stabbing a cross after he discovers his wife is dead, the whole room fills with blood. Decapitations, blood pouring from inanimate as well as animate objects, people are impaled (in silhouette). There is a scene where Dracula is shaving another man and he cuts him with the razor. Vampires are beheaded, off screen, but we see Anthony Hopkins throwing their heads off a cliff.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Selling one's soul, extramarital sex, sex with vampires, reincarnation, the occult.

MESSAGE - If you truly love someone, you must love them enough to set them free.

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