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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Debuts November 4

You knew this day was coming, right?  It just had to!  So without further ado let’s get this news engine rolling here.  Warner Bros. is excited, no ecstatic, to announce the newest epic in the Hobbit Trilogy arriving on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray this November 4th The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition!  The Extended Edition features a whopping 25-minute longer cut and more than Nine Hours of new special features.  I covered the last Extended Edition over here last year and let me tell you I almost got carpal tunnel typing all that up.  Check out the full press release below.

 

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG EXTENDED EDITION

A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA 

AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES,

THE NEWEST EPIC IN THE HOBBIT TRILOGY

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY 3DTM AND

BLU-RAY™ NOVEMBER 4TH FROM 

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

Extended Edition Features a 25-Minute Longer Cut and
More Than Nine Hours of New Special Features

Digital HD will be available in late October

Burbank, Calif., August 5, 2014 – The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson[i], when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in The HobbitTrilogy 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 17 theatrical release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett and Lawrence Makoare.

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.

 

SYNOPSIS 

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all–a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself–The Dragon Smaug.

 

 

ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES ON BLU-RAY 3D AND BLU-RAY

  • 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.
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 2
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