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What will The Hobbit Extended Edition cough up?

No Stereotype Sunday today, I’ve started my post-graduate course and I didn’t have time to fiddle with RA pics.

RAin check?

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I’ve mentioned before that I wouldn’t be buying the DVD of The Hobbit until the Extended Edition was out.

 It’s out on Amazon November 11th, conveniently just in time to stick on my B-Day list (and pop it in Magzy’s account basket as a not so subtle hint).

It seems that it will feature an extra 13-minute cut of the film and almost 9 hours of new special features.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s no doubt that when DOS is out on DVD Jackson will add another 13 minutes to AUJ, we’ll just never catch up.

Talking about special features, 9 hours is a heck of a lot of footage, until you start breaking it down.

Two commentaries is almost 6 hours right there.

Then there are those interesting clips that feature everything but the kitchen sink with regards to production CG etc. which you end up watching once, if that.

The big question is, how much more RA, Aidan, and Dean will we get?

I’d like to list what I would like to see:

– Richard Armitage getting into character (as in slipping into the Thorin costume… and out of it, showering etc.)

– Thorin (Richard) braiding Kili’s (Aidan’s) hair

– Dwarf strip poker

– any bathing under a waterfall configuration

– what the dwarves in barrels were up to after hours

What about you, what new footage would you like to see?

I’m holding out for my Hero

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I have a little confession to make:

I still don’t own a copy of The Hobbit.

Nope, not even a naughty copy tucked away somewhere on my laptop to tie me over.

When the DVD came out in March I had already decided that I’d wait till someone bought it for my birthday in November the fancier one with all the extra footage and whatnot was out.

I’m not sure if it’s a smart move, I’ll probably watch the special features once, if that, and I’m hardly a hardcore Tolkien or movie buff to appreciate the goodies Sir PJ throws our way.

Then again, I may be rewarded for my patience by hours of extra Richard/Thorin footage to last me a lifetime.

Yeah, I’m not holding my breath either…

Armitage Dragon fire

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we got to see Richard’s transformation from the moment he arrives at the costume department (or even sooner, like getting out of bed), to the time he’s ready to start shooting (again, or further, when he’s getting back into bed).

As my extreme Armitage fangirling wishes rarely come true (not one RA-inspired symphony has been written to date!), I think we’ll probably end up pressing the pause button to capture those few  glimpses of Richard, and he’ll probably have his back to the camera in most of those.

I was wondering what your tactic was with regards to The Hobbit DVD.

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