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The Hobbit Extended Edition Coming to Blu-ray

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm by Justin Cavender

Details on the extended edition for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have finally surfaced. WB will release a digital download version on October 22, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on November 5. All disc versions of the film will feature almost nine hours of bonus material.

The extended cut adds 13 minutes of footage to the film, increasing the runtime to 182 minutes. For some reason I was expecting a little more footage going into this cut, but then I remembered we still have two more films adapting a 300 page novel. Either way, I’m not going to complain about spending more time in Middle-Earth.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition will be available in a 5-disc Blu-ray 3D set ($54.98 MSRP), a 3-disc Blu-ray ($35.99), and a 5-disc DVD ($34.99).

“I’m thrilled that the extended edition will give fans the opportunity to experience certain key scenes in the film as they were originally shot, as well as an abundance of special features,” said Jackson. “It’s exciting to present this expanded and enriched version of ‘An Unexpected Journey’ to allow fans to fully immerse themselves in the movie, before seeing the second part of the trilogy.”


The Hobbit Extended Edition

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December 13, 2013.

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