Posted Wed Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The third and final film in Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth epic will be getting its Extended Cut this November.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is preparing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition' Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack and 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 3D: Extended Edition' Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for November 17.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
The releases will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtracks, and supplements will include over nine hours of supplements including Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter; The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and XII showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects; and New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is set at $35.99 and the Blu-ray 3D is $54.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition' and 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - 3D: Extended Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're both indexed under November 17.
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