I read earlier that Scott was considering two releases with different ratings. He seems to have backed away from that.
I think they should release the PG-13 in theaters,and have them release the R in Blu-Ray.
A R-rating would hurt the movie financially.
I agree, and I think they came to that same conclusion. Some videos have the option for the theater release as well as an "unrated" version.
I also think after what happened to John Carter (while that was PG-13,the budget was $250 mil ) That they don't want to take any chances on losing money on a R-rated film.
I wish Hollywood would get smart and use smaller budgets to target specific audiences rather than trying to hit a home run with the largest demographics every time. Profitability is the key, not the size of the first weekend.
Like these guys. Look what they can accomplish with a minuscule budget. Imagine if they had a couple of million to play with.