Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films, as well as his Lord of the Rings series, are some lengthy films even by today’s standards. Desolation of Smaug clocks in at just over 2 hours 41 minutes and now Jackson is releasing the extended blu-ray version which adds an additional 25 minutes of footage. This brings the film in at just over 3 hours in length. That can get to be a little much for some viewers, but not me, though. Bring on the footage baby! The official Facebook page of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy made the Blu-Ray announcement and released a short sample of what you can expect. You can watch the video after the break.
I’m a sucker for additional footage. It’s always a crap shot with these things though, you could win or lose. I’ve committed to other extended releases and been more than disappointed, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised. I am looking forward to this though. I am a big fan of these Jackson films and any new footage (to me) is worth watching (I could be dead wrong too, though). Although I’m not sure I’ll throw my money at this when it comes out. I may wait for a friend to pick it up first. Blu-Ray prices are insane! Only so much green to throw around. What about you guys? Are extended editions something you look forward to? Or was the original theatrical release enough for you? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.