The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) steps outside of his comfort zone.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Rating & Content Info
Why is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey rated PG-13? The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
Violence: Dragons attack a castle causing mass destruction and implied loss of life. Many large battles take place between humans and other mythical creatures, resulting in many deaths and some explicit injuries including decapitations and dismemberment (one creature’s arm is sliced off—we see the stump afterward). Large creatures capture dwarves, rope them to a spit and attempt to cook them over a fire. The movie includes some scary “jump” scenes and depictions of characters in nearly continual peril.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Profanities: A single humorous colloquial reference is made about male anatomy.
Drugs/Alcohol: A character smokes a pipe with an unknown substance, and at one point he offers it to another character to calm his nerves.
Other: Characters burp loudly. A character makes an informal wager on the possibility of a future event. There is a discussion about a necromancer, and other occult and mystical themes are found throughout the script.
Page last updated October 29, 2015
|Manitoba||PG||Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.|
|Ontario||PG||Violence, Tobacco Use.|
|Quebec||G||Not Recommended for Young Children.|
|Canadian Home Video||PG|
News About "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Cast and Crew
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis.
The most recent home video release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie is November 5, 2013. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition) Releases Date: 17 November 2015 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies releases to home video (Blu-ray/ DVD Copy/UltraViolet Digital Copy) in an Extended Edition with the following extras: - Featurettes - Music Video - Trailers - 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.
Also Releasing on November 17, 2015: The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition This box set includes extended editions of all three movies: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)
Release Date: 5 November 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases to home video in an Extended Edition (now 182 minutes long). Both the Blu-ray (3 Discs) and the Blu-ray 3D (5 Discs) packages include:
- The Filmmakers’ Commentary
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth
- The Appendices Part 7: A Long-Expected Journey
-The Appendices Part 8: Return to Middle-Earth
- And More!
Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyRelease date: 19 March 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is releasing to home video in a Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet) or in a Two-Disc Special Edition (DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy). Extra features include:
- New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
- Video Blogs
- Theatrical Trailers
- Game Trailers
Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy Release Date: 24 March 2015 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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