It maybe 160 plus days until Christmas but the restaurants, bars and now film studios are starting their campaign and Warner Bros have announced the details of The Hobbit:The Desolation Of Smaug Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D and DVD.
With the official release date set at 3rd November 2014, the Extended Edition Features a 25-Minute Longer Cut and More Than Nine Hours of New Special Features.
The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson , when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D and DVD on November 3rd from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 25 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans. Both versions of the Extended Edition include more than nine hours of new bonus features that will enrich the experience of the Trilogy as fans gear up for the December 12 theatrical release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Warner Bros have also sent us a brand new clip from The Hobbit:Desolation Of Smaug which sees Bilbo, Thorin and Dwarves about to tackle a very treacherous terrain. Been small like Bilbo has it’s disadvantages however in this new scene been small is the key to crossing safely.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition will be available as a 5-disc Blu-ray 3D set featuring the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray versions of the Extended Edition and a 5 disc DVD. The Blu-ray 3D includes a 2D digital version of the movie with UltraViolet.
The nine-plus hours of new special features boasts audio commentary with Peter Jackson, the film’s director/producer/screenwriter, and Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter, as well as “The Appendices,” a multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the Trilogy. Complete special feature details are provided below.
ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES ON BLU-RAY 3D AND DVD
Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
The Appendices – The Appendices Parts IX and X showcase an immersive multi-part history of the filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, training, the work done on set and in the world of its digital effects.
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