Following the first clip that debuted last month, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition, which arrives on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4. Take a look at some of the 25 extra minutes of footage that wasn't shown in theaters last year, including characters such as Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt) and Thrain (Michael Mizrahi), the father of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), along with excerpts from the 9 hours of bonus features that fans will be able to enjoy this fall.
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. Both versions of the Extended Edition include more than nine hours of new bonus features that will enrich the experience of the Trilogy as fans gear up for the December 17 theatrical release of the third and final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all-a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself-The Dragon Smaug.
All-New Special Features On Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray
- Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
- - The Appendices - The Appendices Parts IX and X showcase an immersive multi-part history of the filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, training, the work done on set and in the world of its digital effects.
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