Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Hobbit Extended Edition Pricing, Release Date & Contents Announced!

This is the moment, I, along with many fans are waiting for! The pricing, release date and contents have been announced!

So excited! They are going to have a special introduction on Martin!!! *Dances around* And also the boot camp training for the main cast! 9 hours of extended goodness!!!

Tech specs have yet to be fully detailed, but are expected to be revealed soon. Cover art is final. Special features available on both the 2D and 3D releases of the Extended Edition include:
  • The Filmmakers' Commentary - Director/writer/producer Peter Jackson and writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens provide their perspective and stories on creating the first film.

  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth - From Matamata to Queenstown, travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand, transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-Earth.

  • The Appendices Part 7: A Long-Expected Journey - A 14-part chronological history of the filming of An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, and the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects. Chapters include:

    • The Journey Back to Middle-Earth
    • Riddles in the Dark: Gollum's Cave
    • An Unexpected Party: Bag End
    • Roast Mutton: Trollshaws Forest
    • Bastion of the Greenwood: Rhosgobel
    • A Short Rest: Rivendell and London
    • Over Hill: The Misty Mountains
    • Under Hill: Goblin Town
    • Out of the Frying Pan: The Forest Ledge
    • Return to Hobbiton: The Shire
    • The Epic of Scene 88: Strath Taieri
    • The Battle of Moria: Azanulbizar
    • Edge of the Wilderland: Pick-ups and the Carrock
    • Home Is Behind, the World Is Ahead

  • The Appendices Part 8: Return to Middle-Earth - Another selection of documentaries and featurettes await, further detailing the development, design and production of An Unexpected Journey:

    • The Company of Thorin - Explores the characters and backgrounds of the five families of dwarves and the company of actors chosen to play Thorin's company on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain. Chapters include:

      • Assembling the Dwarves
      • Thorin, Fili & Kili
      • Balin & Dwalin
      • Oin & Gloin
      • Dori, Nori & Ori
      • Bifur, Bofur & Bombur

    • Mr. Baggins: The 14th Member - A revealing look at the film's charismatic and talented lead actor, Martin Freeman.

    • Durin's Folk: Creating the Dwarves - Reveals the journey and process of designing, conceptualizing and physically realizing the dwarves in The Hobbit.

    • The Peoples and Denizens of Middle-Earth - Focuses on the realization of new characters and creatures encountered in the first film, from casting to characterization to physical and digital design. Chapters include:

      • The Stone Trolls
      • Radagast the Brown
      • Goblins
      • Azog the Defiler

    • Realms of the Third Age: From Bag End to Goblin Town - Follows the creation of the Middle-Earth locations from conceptual design to set and prop building to fully digital realities. Realms explored include:

      • Hobbiton
      • Rhosgobel
      • The Misty Mountains
      • Goblin Town

    • The Songs of The Hobbit - A look at the realization of Tolkien's songs in An Unexpected Journey.

Can't wait? Find one of the deleted scenes from Yahoo! featuring Bilbo and Elrond:


This is scene was actually shown back then in the second video blog of PJ if anyone recalls. I think Elrond is standing on a box in this scene. Martin's Bilbo looks really tiny... ^^;

A preview of the contents from the Japanese Extended Edition:

Damn... I want to own it now!!! >_<

Ahem... Meanwhile, I've also been keeping up with the Dwarves' recent 'activities', Graham seems to be back home safely and is replying to fans' tweets. 

Glad to know that his arm is better! =)

Though I seriously doubt that's what happened... 

Yes, we will indeed be very happy!!!

And looks like Jimmy Nesbitt is home as well. A tweet from his beautiful daughter, 2 days before:

So is Adam:

So glad to see Stephen keeping up with his Vine videos even when he is back home! Go #TeamBombur! xD

We should be seeing some of them Dwarves soon at the upcoming Dragon Con on 30th August! 

Graham, William and Sylvestor will be there:

Many other exciting guests as well! Check out the list here: =) Ending here with a screenshot from the Yahoo! exclusive deleted scene! ^_^

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