Peter Jackson has been pretty upfront that the DVD/blu-ray releases for his three Hobbit films will follow the same model that was used for the DVD release for his Lord Of The Rings films – a theatrical-cut release followed a few months later by an Extended Edition featuring a longer cut of the film and a greater number of special features. We don’t know exactly when to expect the theatrical version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but thanks to this French advertisement and a look at the French Amazon site (via Bleeding Cool) for the release we do know what some of the extras may be on that release –
For those whose French may be a little rusty, this translates out to two hours of supplements, comprising a “Making Of” and ten videoblogs. Interestingly, the 3D version of the film will be spread out across two blu-rays while the standard 2D version version will only be on one disc. No commentaries, but that isn’t surprising as the Lord Of The Rings commentaries didn’t arrive until the extended versions, so I will assume that will be when we see, or rather hear, the commentaries this time. Not even the French Amazon site has a release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.