Extended version of final 'Hobbit' film to be R-rated

The extended version of filmmaker Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" will be released on Blu-ray with an R-rated cut of the film. "The Battle of the Five Armies" extended version will feature 20 extra minutes and over nine hours of special features, reported Entertainment Weekly.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015, 09:54 AM IST
Extended version of final 'Hobbit' film to be R-rated

Los Angeles: The extended version of filmmaker Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" will be released on Blu-ray with an R-rated cut of the film. "The Battle of the Five Armies" extended version will feature 20 extra minutes and over nine hours of special features, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The nine hours plus bonus feature will have audio commentary by Jackson on various aspects of the film and the trilogy.

It is also the first extended version between director Peter Jackson's three "Lord of the Rings" and two "Hobbit" films to not have a PG-13 rating.

The only rating difference between last year's theatrical release and the new version is "some violence."

The movie, third in a trilogy of films adapting the popular masterpiece "The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.