The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition (US - BD RA)
Now there's even more Hobbit 2 for those that weren't satisfied with 161 minutes...
Released: 4th November 2014
SRP: $54.98, $35.99
Not unexpectedly, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is releasing an extended edition of Peter Jackson's already lengthy second film in the
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The 5-disc 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/UltraViolet) and 3-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/UltraViolet) releases will include 25 minutes of never-before-seen film footage and hours of behind-the-scenes extras, including:
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth™ – Part 2
- The Appendices Part 9: Into the Wilderland: The Chronicles of The Hobbit – Part 2 – Join cast and crew as they share their experiences making the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy in this comprehensive chronology of the production, featuring blocking and filming of key sequences – from Lake-town to Smaug’s lair – stories from the set, stunts, special effects, VFX and much more...
- The Appendices Part 10: The Journey to Erebor – Meet new characters and creatures joining the adventure while taking a revealing look at Howard Shore’s brilliant score, then watch Smaug the Magnificent and the realms of Middle-earth evolve from concept to creation, all to be captured in pioneering high-frame-rate 3D technology.
There is no word on a DVD version at this time, but it seems likely that WB will release one eventually.
Quote: The adventure continues as Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, journey to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. As they head East, they encounter the skin-changer Beorn and giant spiders in the treacherous forest, Mirkwood. Escaping capture by Wood-elves, they travel to Lake-town and finally the Lonely Mountain, where they face their greatest danger – a terrifying creature that will test their courage, their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug.
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