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The Hobbit Extended Edition Details

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 17:24
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From my good friend Larry at TheOneRing.net:

Fans anxious for word on the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition,” can officially check off calendar dates. Warner Bros. has released the dates when it will release what is expected to be a monster in home video sales. In the U.S. Tuesday, Nov., 5 is the street date available for the film with its 13 extra minutes of footage edited and scored directly into the film. That means customers can walk in and buy it off the shelf or, as more often is the case with big title releases, look for it from home delivery after buying it online or pick it up from the outlet where they have placed a pre-order. Those purchasing a digital download can have it much sooner, October 22nd (likely a world-wide availability date.) International street dates vary, but it is believed Nov. 4 is the date for the U.K.

U.S. consumers will have three options with different suggest retails price:

* 5-disc Blu-ray 3D set ($54.98) (includes a non-3D Blu-ray version)
* 3-disc Blu-ray ($35.99)
* 5-disc DVD ($34.99)

In a press release from Warner Bros., Peter Jackson said of the new edition:

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LOTR Chapter by Chapter: Steward and the King

Monday, July 15, 2013 12:43
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The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 5: The Steward and the King

Chapter synopsis: At the Houses of Healing, Éowyn and Faramir watch the Men of the West depart to challenge Sauron. Éowyn is unhappy because she must spend her time in idleness, and desires a glorious death (she also desired the love of Aragorn, but received from him nothing but pity and understanding). She meets Faramir (who, despite also being strong and valorous, is patiently waiting to be healed). The Eagles bring news of victory. Faramir and Éowyn spend a lot of time together, and eventually fall in love, and thus Éowyn is healed. The host of the West returns to the City and Aragorn is crowned as the King Elessar. He declares that Faramir will be given Ithilien as a princedom, and he and his heir will remain Stewards. The companions spend many days in Minas Tirith, and it seems that Aragorn is still waiting for some kind of signal. One day he and Gandalf ascend a mountain-path and there, in an old hallow of the kings, find a sapling of the White Tree, which is planted in the court of the king. A few days later, a great company of Elves arrives from the North, including Galadriel, Elrond, and Arwen. Elrond gives to Aragorn the Sceptre of Annúminas, and Aragorn weds Arwen on the day of Midsummer.

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LOTR Chapter by Chapter: Field of Cormallen

Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:14
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The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 4: The Field of Cormallen

Chapter synopsis: The battle between the Captains of the West and the hosts of Mordor is joined by the Eagles, led by Gwaihir their lord. In that very moment the Ring falls into the fire of Orodruin: the Black Gate collapses, the spirit of Sauron is destroyed, and the forces of Mordor, bereft of the Power that controlled them, dismay and many run away or beg for mercy. The men of the West defeat all the enemies who continue to fight. Gwaihir, accompanied by two other eagles, bears Gandalf towards Mount Doom, where they rescue Frodo and Sam. The two hobbits awake several days later and are greatly honoured by the host of the West on the field of Cormallen in Ithilien. They stay in Ithilien for many happy days, exchanging tales of their adventures with their friends, until at last the entire host boards ships and sails to Gondor.

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LOTR Chapter by Chapter: Mount Doom

Sunday, July 7, 2013 7:08

Gollum has a Steve Urkel moment.

The Return of the King, Book 6, Chapter 3: Mount Doom

Chapter synopsis: The hobbits follow an orc-road for several days, traveling towards Mount Doom. Thus they can make much faster progress than straight across the barren country, filled with rocks and crevices. But at last they have to leave the road and turn directly towards the Mountain. To ease the journey, they leave behind all gear that they are not likely to need any more. They reach Orodruin in two more days, and they almost run out of food and water. The next day they ascend the Mountain. Near the summit they are attacked by Gollum, yet he is also weakened by hunger and Frodo escapes towards the Sammath Naur, the Chambers of Fire. Gollum begs Sam (who is still armed with Sting) for mercy, and Sam bids him be off. In the Chambers, however, Frodo is finally overcome by the power of the Ring and claims it for his own. Gollum creeps in and attacks him again, and bites off his ring-finger; then, in joy over regaining his Precious, he falls into the the molten pit. Frodo, now delivered of his pain, and Sam come out and see that realm of Sauron is collapsing.

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