“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Extended Blu-Ray Edition

July 31, 2013

Peter Jackson just finished filming the third film in THE HOBBIT trilogy, and Warner Bros. has announced they will be releasing the extended version of An Unexpected Journey on Blu-Ray. As of right now, only in the U.S.

The longer cut features an extra 12 minutes of previously unseen footage, and fans will be able to choose from a 3-disc Blu-Ray or 5-disc DVD, or the more expensive 5-disc 3D Blu-ray set.

Peter Jackson – “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. 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.”

Oh wait, there’s more! Just like the extended cuts of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, this edition will contain The Appendices (nearly nine hours of new bonus features) which will consist of a commentary track, documentaries and other Tolkien snippets.

“The Appendices – A multi-part chronological history of the filming of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.”

The downloadable version will be released on October 22nd, with the traditional boxed edition available on November 5th. The sets should be available for the UK around that time.

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