If for some reason you thought The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey needed to be even longer and filled with material that slowed down the plot, then you should get ready for the upcoming extended edition. Warner Bros. will release the extended edition, which contains 13 minutes of additional footage, on digital platforms on October 22nd. On November 5th, the extended edition will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD along with nearly nine hours of new bonus features. For me, that’s worth way more than the 13 extra minutes. Also, if nine hours of bonus features becomes the norm for each extended edition, that’s pretty damned impressive to have 27 hours of bonus material spread across three movies.
Hit the jump for full details and pricing. [Update: The first clip from the Extended Edition has been released online and is now included after the jump.]