Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced the eagerly-anticipated Extended Edition of the next installment in The Hobbit Trilogy.
In their press release, Warner Bros state:
The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, 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 Hobbit Trilogy includes 25 minutes of extra film footage that extends individual scenes, making this the must-see, definitive version for fans.
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.
In the unlikely event you needed another excuse to revisit Middle-earth on screen, this will be your chance to extend those mouth-watering viewing experiences one more time, and relive The Hobbit‘s journey before its conclusion next December.