DRAGON TATTOO Trilogy: Extended Edition coming in November.

Music Box Films Home Entertainment has announced the release of DRAGON TATTOO Trilogy: Extended Edition on November 21st, 2011. It will carry suggested retail prices of $59.95 (DVD) and $79.95 (Blu-ray).

Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition contains more than two hours of footage not included in the theatrical versions of the Swedish films, including additional roles and an even more notable subplot featuring the character Erika Berger (played by Lena Endre), the editor at Blomkvist’s “Millennium Magazine” as well as his friend and occasional lover. It’s restoration to Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition confirms the significance it maintains in Larsson’s original novels, to which the Extended Edition hews much more closely than the theatrical films.

Co-produced by Sweden’s Yellow Bird production company and Denmark’s Nordisk Film, Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition was first seen in its extended form of nine hours on Swedish television in 2010 as part of a six-part TV mini-series entitled Millennium. In the series, each film had a three-hour running time and was divided in two parts of 90 minutes each.

Along with the additional footage, Dragon Tattoo Trilogy: Extended Edition will contain the documentary “Millennium: The Story” as a bonus feature. The 53-minute chronicle details the phenomenon of the “Millennium” trilogy and the personal history of author Stieg Larsson up until his tragic death before The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was published in 2005.