Film box-set: The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition — DVD cover

Tolkien fans can embrace Christmas excess with The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition (Warner) bringing Peter Jackson’s hairy-footed saga to just shy of an eye-watering nine hours — in which time you could as well read the slim volume from which it was adapted.

Accompanying it is a veritable (sorry) Smaug-asbord of extras and enough appendices to leave you crying out for an appendectomy.

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