ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

You know a film is long when there are 27 minutes of extended scenes. Well, that's the case for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Although the film had a final runtime of 161 minutes in the theatrical version, Jackson still had to trim off almost a half an hour to bring it in just shy of three hours.

Luckily, you can watch all 27 minutes of the extended scenes in a video below. There's a lot there, so go wild.

Those of you without 27 minutes to spare can take a look below at some of the major moments from the extended scenes.

The extended scenes open with a flashback to the Battle of Azanulbizar, with Azog taunting the Dwarves with the severed head of Thorin's father.

Amongst other scenes is an extended sequence in which the Dwarves must negotiate an enchanted stream in Mirkwood.

This is followed by Thorin taking a shot at a glowing white stag. Just 'cuz.

There are several extended scenes set in Laketown, although the video ends with another flashback to Azanulbizar (but from a different perspective)...

And then ultimately a face off between Gandalf and Azog.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD goes on sale today.


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