If you seen the film then you know, X-Men: Days of Future Past was jam-packed with detail, plot and characters, so much so that a lot of stuff noticeably ended up on the cutting room floor. (*cough*Rogue*cough*) All things considered, it’s enough to make a person wonder if there will be a cut longer than the theatrical version’s 131 minute running time, like an extended director’s cut included in this coming fall’s home video release of the movie? The answer is no, but like a famous current Toronto mayor said, we’re asking the question wrong. As revealed today by one of the producers, a separate, extended edition is in the works. (more…)
I can’t be the only one who’s now wishing they waited before buying the first Blu-ray iteration of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Unfortunately, I don’t get to movies much, home video is my bread and butter, and I NEEDED to see this sumbitch!
Here’s what Hobbit and LOTR director Peter Jackson had to say when the U.S. release of this extended edition was announced:
I’m thrilled that the Extended Edition will give fans the opportunity to experience certain key scenes in the film as they were originally shot, as well as an abundance of special features. It’s exciting to present this expanded and enriched version of An Unexpected Journey to allow fans to fully immerse themselves in the movie, before seeing the second part of the trilogy.
Apparently the Extended Edition will feature nearly 9 hours of bonus material, including commentaries by Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens; a featurette on the awesomeness of New Zealand (which may be identical to this one, already available online), and five-odd hours of behind-the-scenes “Appendices”.
As for the new footage, little is known… Oh, apparently there’ll be some nekkid people, and the scene below between Bilbo and Elrond (courtesy of Comic Book Movie), but other than that, they’re keeping quiet about what’s been added to the film itself.
The full Blu-ray set will run you $54.98, and be available for purchase on November 5th. The Extended Edition will be available as a download starting October 22nd.
Source: Bleeding Cool
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Extended Edition Deets, Plus New Images From ‘Desolation of Smaug’
As we close in on the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – just under six months until December 13th! – it’s about time we learn the details of what’s coming in the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, releasing a month earlier in November.
In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, all decked out in its hobbity splendor, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh dished on what we’ll see in the much anticipated extended edition,
You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell.
You are going to get more of Hobbiton. We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door.
You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song. It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along.
A number one hit from the Goblin King. Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts.
We are putting things in the extended cut that are going to play straight into the second film, like this character Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon’s hide.
There are also issues with [king of the elves] Thranduil (Lee Pace). We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out – to do with these white gems…
Judging by the added content that leads directly into Smaug, it sounds to me like this extended edition of An Unexpected Journey is a must buy for those awaiting the sequel with bated breath.
Plus, who wouldn’t be interested in that Goblin King song? I don’t know why they didn’t release it as a single.
For a look at the newly released images from The Desolation of Smaug, straight off the pages of Empire, hit the jump!
You may have seen beatdownboogie‘s excellent cosplay video from this year’s Dragon*Con. You may have watched it and thought, “Wow. These guys can throw together one hell of a sweet video. Plus, those costumes are AMAZEBALLS, I wanna see more!” Well, aren’t you lucky. Your request has been heard, considered, and awesomely approved.
Here we present the full, complete, 22+ minute extended edition of said spectacular cosplay video. So take your lunch break now and pretend your back in Atlanta, wandering the halls, drunk a little to early in the day and bask in some awesome geekery.
New technology means you’ve got to buy new stuff. Meaning, your Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Extended Edition on DVD just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Now you need it on Blu-ray, ooooooooh aaaaaaaaaah. The beauty of high definition picture and sound, Middle Earth will never have looked so good. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date for you but it is available to pre-order on Amazon. They also have a trailer for the Blu-ray release, but because they’re dicks and for some reason want you to visit their website you’ll need to click here to view. Honestly, the nerve.
So are you willing to ditch the DVDs you’ve coveted for so long for the fancy, schmancy Blu-ray? I’m getting the Blu-ray, that’s for sure. It’s only $83.99! All three of these gorgeous movies plus a shit-load of extras. I want. And when I say a shit-load, I’m not kidding. Click the jump to see all the goodies included.
source: Topless Robot