“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” extended edition has been given an R-rating ahead of its release on Blu-Ray and DVD.
The extended cut has been upgraded from the PG-13 rating that the theatrical release enjoyed, due to “some violence” according to statement from Warner Bros. on Tuesday.
And since chances are we won’t be seeing any elf sex or orc swearing, it most likely means that Peter Jackson amped up the violence in the trilogy’s climatic final battle scene.
The extended edition will also include the following special features:
- Commentary with director/producer/writer Jackson and co-producer/writer Philippa Boyens.
- 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
“The Hobbit” trilogy was a major box office success, with the three films earning over $2.9 billion combined. Jackson returned to direct the films after bringing Middle-earth to life in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” extended edition arrives on Blu-Ray 3D and 2D on Nov. 17.