The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray extras revealed

It’ll be available in the UK from 8 April 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gets a home entertainment release in the UK on 8 April 2013, and the full line-up of extras has been announced.

Here's what the official press release had to say about the special features:

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
• Full Suite of Peter Jackson’s Production Videos. Enter Middle-earth of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes, on location and amidst the star-studded cast in a series of video journals that puts you in the forefront of latest in filmmaking with more than two hours of additional content. Highlights of the journals include:

  • Start of Production
  • Location Scouting
  • Filming in 3D
  • Post-production Overview
  • Wellington World Premiere"

Which sounds like Blu-ray owners will get the (admittedly superb) production videos that Jackson deployed throughout the making of the epic Lord Of The Rings prequel, but no new behind-the-scenes footage.

Meanwhile, the wording of said press release suggests that there won’t be any extras for DVD devotees.

And as far as we can work out, it doesn’t seem like it will be possible to watch The Hobbit in PJ’s 48-frames-per-second format at home (unless you happen to live in a cinema equipped with those capabilities).

An Extended Edition (a la LOTR) is confirmed for later in the year, with no specific release date provided as yet. We’d expect an abundance of bonus material with that package.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 8 April 2013.

Are you planning to revisit The Hobbit from your living room? Holding out for the extended cut? Tell us below…


    • DudeLove0492

      Feb 6th 2013, 17:45

      Ill wait then for the extended version

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 6th 2013, 18:39

      Ugh just release the extended version right off the bat please. Either way I can't wait to add The Hobbit to my collection.

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Feb 6th 2013, 19:06

      I think it's a good thing there's not that much on the Theatrical Editions. Means we won't miss out on Extended versions. I'll rent the theatrical on DVD and then wait.

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    • FBKTudor

      Feb 8th 2013, 11:35

      The 3D version is a 4 disc set. Does this mean that the film will be spread over 2 discs, like the annoying LotR Extended Versions? 8 April is nice and early though. You can pre-order this on most sites but Play still aren't showing this. Play haven't been as on the ball as they once were though.

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