None of these SKUs are listed for pre-order on Amazon yet, so we don’t have more information on the 3D SRPs, nor do we have all the cover artwork. However, we can tell you roughly what’s going to be included on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition in terms of special features. It’s 9 hours of bonus content and, as you can probably guess, it includes audio commentary with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens, The Appendices: Parts XI and XII (which “showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects”) and the New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3 featurette. Obviously, we don’t gave the details on The Appendices yet, but we expect (and have good word) that special edition producer Michael Pellerin is packing them with tons of great material. We’ll update you on all that when we can.
You can see the final cover artwork for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition Blu-ray above left there, and we’ll certainly add all the additional cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links as they become available.
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- Bill Hunt