Disc News: Warner Bros. Announces Extended Edition Of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

You just knew New Line Cinema couldn’t resist an extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (aka The Hobbit Part I of III). Much like the extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, New Line and Warner Bros. is hoping that fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s novels and Peter Jackson’s adaptations will be on board to buy each new Hobbit Extended Edition when it arrives to DVD, Blu-ray and now Blu-ray 3D.

In an early announcement to retailers, New Line Cinema will be bringing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition to high-definition on November 5.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Extended Edition – 3D will also be available on the same date.

When unheroic Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is approached by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to be part of a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, he soon finds himself among a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey takes them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the way Bilbo meets Gollum (Andy Serkis), who will change his life forever. Alone with Gollum on the shores of an underground lake, Bilbo not only discovers guile and courage that surprise him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious,” a ring tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth.

This extended edition comes with nearly nine hours of new special features including audio commentary with director/producer/screenwriter Peter Jackson and co-producer/screenwriter Philippa Boyens, plus “The Appendices,” a multi-part documentary that covers all aspects of the film, from pre- through post-production.

Suggested list price for the DVD is $34.99, Blu-ray is $35.99, and the Blu-ray 3D will be $54.99.

Check out the box art below.

Hobbit BD 3D

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Hobbit DVD EE

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