The Phantom

1996 PG 1h 40m DVD

The Phantom

1996 PG 1h 40m DVD
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Lee Falk's comic strip comes to life in 1930s New York City, where the purple-clad Phantom's longtime effort to crush a culture of evil pits him -- and his dashing alter ego, Kit Walker -- against megalomaniacal villain Xander Drax.
Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bill Smitrovich, Casey Siemaszko, David Proval, Joseph Ragno, Samantha Eggar, Al Ruscio
Simon Wincer
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Phantom is a 1996 superhero adventure tale that's packed with explosions, swords, guns, and cannon fights, a truck falling off a bridge, death by shark (with bloody water shown), chase scenes, and other stock conventions of the genre. Some women are seen in their underwear, and a man and woman kiss. Expect to hear "s--t," "hell," and "damn." Adults drink and smoke cigarettes.

Sexual Content

Girls are in a locker room in underwear and towels. Jungle warriors are shirtless. A man and woman kiss.


Expect fighting, swordplay, shoot-outs, and lots of chases. Bad guys maneuver a truck across a shaky rope bridge that breaks. The Phantom clings for life to rope and rescues a boy. The truck plummets through the canyon and lands in an explosive fireball. A skeleton strangles a man. Knives come out of a microscope and stab a man. There's lots of talk of the jungle being protected by a ghost, but it's actually the Phantom and all his descendants over many centuries. The Phantom has a pet wolf who growls threateningly at bad guys. A man is killed by a spear. Bloody water is seen after a man is attacked by a shark. A bad guy explodes when magical power is directed at him.


"S--t," "hell," "damn."

Social Behavior

Even though the Phantom's family has been fighting evil since the 16th century, evil is still going strong. People who dedicate themselves to righting wrongs should be appreciated.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink and smoke cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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