Staff - Help - Contact Search:




New York Ripper, The






Mothra






Glory






The Koker Trilogy




The Hobbit - Info on Extended Scenes

Empire Delivers Details of 3 Scenes (Spoilers!)

As was confirmed a few days ago, The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey will be prolonged for the home video releases. 20-25 additional minutes will extend the runtime of the first film of the trilogy beyond the 3-hour mark. The film magazine Empire held some interviews with cast & crew and got some details regarding the content of some of the additional footage that we'll get to see in the already finished Extended Cut.

Information could be gathered for 3 scenes:

  • Gandalf meets Bilbo when he is still a child. Gandalf shows some magic tricks (e.g. a magic dragon) and Bilbo seems to like that very much. This scene should help to understand better why Gandalf chooses Bildbo for the journey. The theatrical cut shows shortly that Bilbo and Gandalf must know each other from earlier times and Bilbo doesn't quite recall that but it isn't shown in the form of a flashback.
  • The dwarves, who reluctantly entered Rivendell, will apparently have a new scene where they anger the elves with their rude behavior.
  • Furthermore, there will be additional moments with the white ork, the main villain of the heroes. Jackson stated that these were mainly cut because of runtime issues.

It remains to be seen if the release strategy is the same is it was with the Lord of the Rings movies, where the Extended Cuts came several months after the theatrical versions hit the shelves. Considering the fact that the longer version of the first Hobbit film is already completed, we'll have to wait what Warner Bros. plans. It could be early 2013 or shortly before the 2nd film starts in theaters. If they are fan-friendly, they won't try to milk them twice.

Release: Dec 17, 2012 - Author: Bob - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: Empire

The Latest News

May 20, 2019 The Godfather - Part 3 Gets a New Recut (Francis Ford Coppola's 3rd Godfather Film Soon With New Version)

Apr 22, 2019 The Cotton Club Will Likely Get a Director's Cut (Francis Ford Coppola Reworked His Film Starring Richard Gere)

Apr 22, 2019 The Current War Finally Gets Theatrical Release (New Version After Harvey Weinstein Turmoil)

Apr 20, 2019 Hobbs & Shaw: Extended Cut Already Announced (Director David Leitch Says Fast & Furious Spin-Off Gets Longer Cut)

Apr 20, 2019 They Shall Not Grow Old: Extended Cut on Anzac Day (Peter Jackson's Colorized WW2 Doc Gets 30 Minutes Longer Version)

Apr 09, 2019 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Announced (Francis Ford Coppola's Masterpiece With New Version, 4K Master & Sound)

Apr 09, 2019 Fighting with My Family Gets a Director's Cut (Extended Version of Wrestling Comedy With The Rock on Blu-ray)

Apr 08, 2019 Black Hawk Down: 4K UHD Premiere in US & UK (Extended Cut of Ridley Scott's War Movie is Included)

Mar 31, 2019 Rocketman is no Bohemian Rhapsody (Elton John Biopic to be Released Rated R)

Mar 31, 2019 Bohemian Rhapsody Drastically Censored in China (Any reference to Freddie Mercury's homosexuality has been removed)