September 12th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This November, Music Box Films will bring the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition to Blu-ray. The popular adaptations of novelist Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – are now presented in their extended versions as seen on Swedish television. Music Box’s Blu-ray box set restores over two hours to the aggregate running time of the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, making these initial adaptations of the Larsson mysteries much more faithful to their source material. Early reports have indicated that the films will have 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo shown in its original aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest receiving 1.85:1 transfers. The 4-disc collection contains one newly produced special feature: 53-minute-long Millennium: The Story documentary about Stieg Larsson’s life. Music Box has not yet specified whether or not any of the supplemental materials from the previous Blu-ray versions, which showcased the shorter theatrical cuts, will be included with the extended editions. The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition is expected to street on November 22nd, one month before director David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters.