For those of you who can’t get enough of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, there’s actually more to be had: the scenes that were filmed but edited out of the final version. But rather than confine those extras to DVD/Blu-ray, Warner Bros will be releasing the extended edition in theaters…over a period of three days.
In selected theaters across the country, viewers can see the extended editions of An Unexpected Journey on Oct. 5; The Desolation of Smaug on Oct. 7, and The Battle of the Five Armies on Oct. 13. We have a trailer for the event, below.
An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug already have had Blu-ray/DVD releases with their extra footage, so we know what to expect. However, The Battle of the Five Armies won’t be available until Nov. 17. This means the screening will be completely new to Hobbi-holics.
In addition, the extras nudge the ratings from PG-13 into R.
An Unexpected Journey was originally 169 minutes. The extended release will be 182 minutes. The Desolation of Smaug was originally 161 minutes. The extended release will be 186 minutes. The Battle of the Five Armies was originally 144 minutes. The extended release will be 163 minutes.
Will you be seeing more of Middle-earth in October? Let us know in the comments!