If you can’t get enough of Peter Jackson’s take on Middle Earth than you’ll be happy to hear that extended editions of ‘The Hobbit‘ trilogy are making their way onto the big screen this Fall! Aside from giving fans a chance to see these all in theaters, it will also showcase ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition’ before its scheduled home video November 3rd release date. The fun all kicks off on October 5th and will have various nights for viewing the films.
According to the press release:
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are partnering to present the extended editions of all three Hobbit movies. Shown over three nights, the epic Peter Jackson trilogy will be the first time the extended editions have ever been released in theatres. Also included will be an exclusive introduction by director Peter Jackson. First night showing starts Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 7:30pm local. Tickets will be regular admission prices for each movie.
While we know when the movies are set to begin airing, there isn’t a scheduled release of which nights each movie will be shown at this time. It does seem to indicate that October 13th is when ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ will premiere.
With the length of the films, I’m sure that even the most die hard fans can appreciate that this is spread out instead of forcing us all to be locked inside of a movie theater for an entire day to enjoy the run. No word as to which chains will be hosting this event either, but as Fathom Events has strong ties to AMC Theaters it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see their name front and center.
If you are one of the many who complained that ‘The Hobbit’ wasn’t long enough to be split into a trilogy, this one is a double edged sword. On the one hand there isn’t actually that much being added to the films, while on the other, with only 13 to 30 minutes being added is this really worth going to see again?
The breakdown of the newly added material shows that ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ only had 13 minutes added, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ was raised by 25 minutes and ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ received the 30 minute bump.
Are you looking forward to check out the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ movies on the big screen? If you are which do you want to check out the most? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Slash Film