Set your minds at ease, little Cimmerians — Conan the Barbarian has officially been rated R. To celebrate, looks like Lions Gate has released a new R-rated trailer, too, which is chock full of blood and violence and Ron Perlman and other solid evidence that the new Conan movie will be totally badass and awesome (also I think there’s some boobies, but not enough to be deemed “chock full”). All that shit about Conan fighting for freedom? That’s for the pussy trailer. This trailer is just people killin’ people, brutally and graphically, and now I’m officially looking more forward to Conan than I ever have before. Well fucking done, somebody. (Via /Film)
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