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THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)

THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY <span>(2012)</span> artwork

THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 169

Release dates 14/12/2012, 13/12/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Fantasy, Adventure

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, Aidan Turner, Mikael Persbrandt, James Nesbitt, Barry Humphries, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/12/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is a fantasy action film in which a young hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is enlisted by the wizard Gandalf to go on an adventure with dwarves.

Violence

Scenes of moderate violence include the storming of a dwarf city by a dragon, and battles between the band of dwarves and both orcs and goblins. In one battle there is reference to a dwarf king being beheaded, with sight of a head being held by an orc before it is thrown to the ground. One orc has his arm severed with a sword, and others are shot with arrows. At one point the dwarves are captured by goblins and must fight to escape. This battle includes decapitations and stabbings, and a large goblin's stomach being slashed open.

There are also scenes of threat, including one in which Bilbo and the dwarves are held captive by trolls who plan to eat them.

The film also features scenes in which characters smoke pipes and drink alcohol. However, this reflect the habits of the fantasy characters and does not condone smoking or excessive drinking.

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Details

Title
THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Also known as
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - EXTENDED EDITION,THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Year
2012
Formats
DVD, 3D DVD, Cinema, IMAX
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
24/09/2013
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF286454
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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