We still have two months until the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit but news of the film’s home video release plans is already starting to come out.
Much like Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings films, all three installments of The Hobbit will be released first in a theatrical version and then a longer, Extended Edition of the film a few months later.
Now I’m sure that there are some out there who have already been scratching their heads as to how Jackson was going to expand Tolkien’s book into three movies and are now really reeling as to how he is going to even further expand those three movies. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what more will be added. Now I’m a big fan of the Lord Of The Rings Extended Editions, so personally I can’t wait to see what material will make it in.
In the meantime, consider yourself warned that there will be two versions of the films coming to home video and plan your purchasing accordingly.
Via The Digital Bits