The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition approaches!

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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).DOS EE 3D Cover

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.

10 thoughts on “The Desolation of Smaug: Extended Edition approaches!

  1. VERY excited about this and glad to see there will be twice as many minutes of deleted scenes than there were for AUJ.

    1. So true. I felt that some of AUJ’s extended scenes were simply added for the “minutes”; unlike LOTR’s – where each extended scene felt as if it truly belong to the whole film from the start …

    1. I certainly found the Bilbo-centric Rivendell moments essential to the narrative. Plus, I just couldn’t get enough of Hobbiton! So seeing the Shire for a few extra minutes was glorious (BOTFA can’t come soon enough 😀 )

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