Peter Jackson has released a deleted scene from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and it is a delight. The clip is from the newly announced Blu-Ray extended version release and it features Bilbo (Martin Freeman) meeting Elrond (Hugo Weaving) at Rivendell and was not included in the theatrical version due to time constraints on an already longer film.
But now with the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey extended version on Blu-Ray, it is back in the film and can be seen below!
The extended version of Jackson’s film will contain 13 minutes of extra footage, not even released on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD when it hit stores earlier this year.
In our theatrical The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review, we adored the film, but did state that it was a smidge long. But, something about seeing it in the comfort of your own home, we welcome the additional footage to more fully draw out Jackson’s telling of J.R.R. Tolkien’s tale.
The extended five-disc Blu-Ray set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be available November 5, but for those who cannot wait... the film will be available on digital download on October 22.
Oh, and did we mention that there are over nine hours of never-before-seen bonus features! Yeah, that.