25 Aug 2015 10:42 PM +00:00 UTC

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Confirmed To Be R-Rated

Earlier this month, we reported the rumor that the extended version of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be Rated-R for "Some violence". The release of the spects for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray today confirmed that the film is indeed slapped with an R-rating label.

This is making me wonder what kind of violence gave this version an R-rating. This could be a marketing tactic to get fans to discover its mature content, but who knows? I'd probably get the Extended Edition if it involved a scene with Evangeline Lily's Tauriel being sexy.

Here's the full press of the upcoming Extended Edition of The Hobbit trilogy:

The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when
The Hobbit
: The Battle of the
Five Armies
, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an R-rated Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in
The Hobbit
Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan's collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on
Blu-ray and DVD
on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.
In addition,
The Hobbit
Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and
The Hobbit
: The Battle of the
Five Armies
.
In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Ian McKellenreturns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Billy Connolly
, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish,
Stephen Fry
and Ryan Cage. The film also stars
Cate Blanchett
, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.
The Hobbit
: The Battle of the
Five Armies
Extended Edition will be available as a 3-disc Blu-ray set ($35.99 SRP); and a 5-disc DVD set ($34.99 SRP). The Blu-ray and DVD include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own The Hobbit: The Battle of the
Five Armies
via purchase from digital retailers.
The nine plus hours of new special features boasts audio commentary with
Peter Jackson
, the film's director/producer/screenwriter, and Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter, as well as The Appendices, a multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the Trilogy.
The Hobbit
Trilogy Extended Edition
will be available as a 9-disc Blu-ray set ($99.98 SRP); and a 15-disc DVD set ($78.92 SRP). The Blu-ray and DVD Trilogy sets include digital versions of the movies on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition via purchase from digital retailers.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies special features on
Blu-ray and DVD
· Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
· The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and XII showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
· New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3

Are you going to buy a copy of this?