Published on November 2nd, 2014 | by Allan Brown0
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Review & Clips
The newest epic in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug arrives on Blu-ray 3D and DVD in an Extended Edition on 3rd November from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Having witnessed the the new cut for myself on Blu-ray 3D, I can announce that again, the transfer is quite simply stunning with the glorious 3D looking better than ever before. Rich in detail and utterly faithful to Peter Jackson and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie’s dramatic vision, where colours and hues really pop thanks to the digital colour grading. The new and extended footage feels at home with the rest of the film, and only strengthens the narrative and its characters. We get more Mirkwood shenanigans, more Beorn and more evil at Dol Guldu. Infact, there was one point in the film that I could honestly say, hadn’t benefit in some way from additional content.
Where the Extended Edition of An Unexpected Journey added just 13 minutes of extra footage, Jackson and his team have afforded a more impressive 25 minutes to the running time of The Desolation of Smaug, bringing the grand total up to 186 minutes.
In addition to the new and extended footage in the main film, the Extended Edition of The Desolation of Smaug also includes more than nine hours of special features. These include an audio commentary with Peter Jackson and co-writer Philippa Boyens, A behind the scenes look in the The Appendicies Part 9: Into the Wilderland and The Appendices Part 10: The Journey to Erebor not forgetting the documentary New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 2.
Own The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition from Monday 3rd November 2014
Check out some of the extended and behind the scenes footage below in the exclusive clips and trailers.