‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Will Get An Extended Blu-ray Edition in 2013

Warner Bros. will also release ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ in the third quarter of 2013.

Yesterday, we reported that Warner Bros. is releasing a bevy of new Blu-ray and DVD sets in honor of the studio's 90th Anniversary next year. Today, Warner Bros. released a calendar for important releases in 2013, one of which is an extended edition of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the end of next year. This calendar also confirms that the studio is preparing The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector's Edition for release in the third quarter of 2013. Take a look at the release calendar and Click Here! for details on the Blu-ray and DVD sets announced yesterday.

Warner Bros. 2013 Blu-ray/DVD release calendar

Although a specific street date was not given for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended edition, it will likely arrive just before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives in theaters December 13, 2013.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

Sources: Movies.com

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    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. Josh

    They're already scraping butter over too much bread to get three movies, and there is going to be an extended cut? I'm interested to see how this whole Hobbit thing turns out, and how long each of these three films is. But, let's be honest...I will most likely be holding out for the extended BluRay. Gotta have that on my shelf.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. skywise

    @ROFLitschristian Not just that but the sales of the books skyrocketed after the films. From 1952(4?) - 2001 52 million copies have been sold. Since the film came out about 98 million have sold. Chris Tolkein has his reason for hating what to the story but there is no denying that the films garnered interest in the novels.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    @skywise Tolkein can get off his high horse because these films have defined not only a genre of film, but a generation.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. skywise

    excuse me i meant Similarion.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. skywise

    @ROFLitschristian I have to admit at first I was a little put off by the fact that there was a bunch of extra material written for the films. But i am always going to support big budget fantasy if its done right. I dont care what was added....I am not one of those Tolkein purists. I know Christopher Tolkein had a big problem with themovies and he is now estranged from his son who...being a younger generation was all for it. Chris Tolkein cut his own son out of any inheritance because of this??? And considering the CT had to rework the Similarian makes him sund like a hypocrite.

    The Hobbit was one book and frankly it was really writen for a younger audience. And written in the 30's altho not published till later.

    That aside, I just love the talent that jackson has gathered for these films. I am on board 100%

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    @skywise And everyone's complaining about that because...

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. Major Tom

    @felipe-11 Well, TDKR come out alone soon enough, so it's not too long. The temptation to get all three is overpowering, though.

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  9. Replicant

    @movie-nut I'm sure it will be, but still... waiting that long to the TDKR again...

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  10. LuxoIII

    @rudy Careful saying that. Remember this is Warner Bros. It may end up costing $10,000. Remember the Harry Potter Wizards Collection?

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  11. The_Crow2k

    Extended edition? it's just one book and already been split to 3 films + getting an extended version.
    Hope it'll be good and not hit and miss since they trying to milk every little drop out of it.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  12. Rudy

    F*ck that, I'll wait for a blu-ray release of all three movies.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  13. Major Tom

    Good to know, I guess. Still cautiously optimistic about this as a trilogy, but LOTR has never disappointed in the past.

    @felipe-11 I say it's well worth the wait.

    2 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  14. Replicant

    So I have to wait pretty much a whole year to get that Batman trilogy? That sucks.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  15. skywise

    @moviegeek I think by now it is pretty obvious that Jackson wrote a LOT of extra material that was not in the books.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    So happy that there will be an Extended Edition of "The Hobbit" after all, as well as an Ultimate Collector's Edition of "The Dark Knight" trilogy, but it SUCKS that it's only on Blu-Ray when I really just get DVDs. :-(

    2 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

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  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I heard Jackson filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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