Peter Jackson has announced the Extended Edition of the first of The Hobbit trilogy! I am a huge fan of the extended editions of PJ’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hell, on some days, I like the documentaries on those discs better than the movies themselves.
It was very clear on those original 6 appendix discs that everyone involved in those films had a true passion for Tolkien and for PJ’s vision as a filmmaker. They tell a beautiful story, and now, I can’t wait for that story to continue.
So, what can we look forward to on this one? There are several different versions (DVD, Bluray, Bluray 3D)… I’m getting the standard Bluray. Disc 1 will be the film, in HD, with 13 additional minutes of footage added to the film. Disc 2 will be Appendix 7 (continues from LotR) and a special preview of the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Disc 3 will be Appendix 8 and an HD digital copy of the film.
Already pre-ordered mine on Amazon – for $10 less than list price! I can’t wait!