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MPAA Rated R for violence

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied a woman is having an affair with her stepson.
  • The standard uniforms for the females of Tang Dynasty China reveals large portions of their cleavage.

Violence & Gore

  • Violent compared to Zhang's Past work.
  • Most of the violence is shown at the end.
  • A young woman is stabbed.
  • A woman is stabbed with two knives.
  • A small battle scene occurs when a man is confronted by a group of rebels.
  • A man is stabbed in the arm with a hair pin and is brutally beaten to death by a golden belt.
  • An epic battle scene involving thousands of soldiers. All but one are killed in gruesome ways.
  • A man stabs himself.


  • Hell is used once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man drinks a liquid. We do not know what it is.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Battle scene and ending scene is Incredibly Intense.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • It is revealed a character has been sleeping with the servant girl, who ends up being his sister. At one point, the servant girl sits up in bed and her breasts are clearly visible for a brief shot.

Violence & Gore

  • A man beats his son to death with a thick, gold belt.
  • A man is stabbed by his brother.

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