Details have been announced for a extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Earlier this year, Warner Bros. confirmed the set was coming, and now more details have been revealed, including a release date.
The edition will feature a 13-minute longer version of the film, as well as nine hours of new bonus material, including an audio commentary by director Peter Jackson and producer Philippa Boyens, as well as various documentaries
Jackson has been quoted in the press release;
“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.”
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition will come in three different packages; a 5-disc Blu-ray set containing the 3D Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray versions of the movie retailing at $54,98, a 3-disc Blu-ray set costing $35.99, and a 5-disc DVD collection that will set you back $3499. All releases also include Ultraviolet.
The set will be available on Digital Download from October 22, while the retail release comes slightly later on November 5. European releases have not yet been confirmed.