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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition gets an R-rating

08.06.2015

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Earlier this week, it was announced that extended editions of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy will begin screening in theaters on October 5, 2015. Besides being half an hour longer than the original theatrical version, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES extended cut has also earned an R-rating by the MPAA for "some violence." There's no word on if Warner Home Video is planning on appealing the rating, or if this goes for both the home release and theatrical run of the new version.

Since the extended editions of the first two Hobbit flicks (as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy) were rated PG-13, I'm a bit surprised that THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES has been awarded an R-rating. There's speculation though that some of the death scenes might be a little bit more gruesome compared to the original cut. Are you eager to see what Peter Jackson has added to the final installment in The Hobbit series, now that it has received an R-rating?

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES extended edition will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 3, 2015.

Source: FilmRatings.com

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