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Old 02-05-2013, 01:06 PM
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3/19) Fully Detailed



From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving on Digital Download on March 12th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 2-Disc DVD Special Edition on March 19th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. All disc versions feature UltraVioletÔ and over 130 minutes of bonus content.The first of a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which is nominated for three Academy Awards*, is an epic adventure that immerses audiences once again in the fantastical world of Middle-earth. The March 19th home entertainment release will be followed by an Extended Edition in time for the holidays.

In addition, Peter Jackson will host a live first look at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in The Hobbit Trilogy, on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00PM Eastern/Noon Pacific. Content will be streamed live and an edited version will be archived on the Trilogy’s official website. Access to the live event will be limited to holders of an UltraViolet code available by purchasing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack or 2-Disc Special Edition DVD. Select digital retailers will issue access codes upon purchase of the film. Visit www.thehobbit.com/sneak for more information.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” in “The Hobbit” Trilogy are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as Old Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The international ensemble cast also includes James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett and Conan Stevens.
The screenplay for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson also produced the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.

New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present a WingNut Films Production, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” All three films in “The Hobbit” Trilogy, also including “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and the final film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was released on December 14, 2012, with the second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” releasing December 13, 2013, and the third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” slated for July 18, 2014.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be available on 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on 5-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, and on 2-Disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. The 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition on Blu-ray, the theatrical version of the film in 2D high definition on Blu-ray and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and the 2-Disc DVD Special Edition all include UltraViolet, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*

SYNOPSIS
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

Full Suite of Peter Jackson’s Production Videos. Enter Middle-earth of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Academy Award-winning Director Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes, on location and amidst the star-studded cast in a series of video journals that puts you in the forefront of latest in filmmaking with more than two hours of additional content. Highlights of the journals include:

Start of Production
Location Scouting
Filming in 3D
Post-production Overview
Wellington World Premiere

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On March 12th, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be available for download from online retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.
The film will also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ULTRAVIOLET
*UltraViolet allows you to collect watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to www.ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. Learn about VUDU compatible devices at www.vudu.com.
BASICS

PRODUCT SRP

Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack $44.95
2-Disc Amaray Special Edition (WS) $28.98



Digital Download Release Date: March 12th, 2013
Standard Street Date: March 19th, 2013
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish,
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish
Running Time: 169 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images
DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]



About Warner Home Video

A division of Warner Bros. Entertainment with operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow, HBO Home Video, and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
A Division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist


About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:48 PM
I'll be waiting for the Extended Version in November or December.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by hoojib127 View Post
I'll be waiting for the Extended Version in November or December.
Samesies
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:31 PM
Exclusives: BestBuy (x2) [UPDATED...reason]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Bby) (Blu-ray Disc)
Price: $29.99
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Link: Best Buy

I should point out that the link now says: "Sorry, the page you requested was not found". I really hope it's a steelbook or a steelbook and a bonus disk..

[update]

The Bby exclusive still alive.... I dont think its a steelbook. However, Its too early to tell just yet.

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:11 AM
Exclusives: Walmart to get 3 different exclusive digibooks?

Found this over on Walmart CANADA's web:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) (Blu-ray DigiBook) (Walmart Exclusive) (Bilingual)
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/the-hobb...ngual/10198888

[update]

Found this on a forum over at blu-ray.com:
I can confirm that US walmarts will be getting The Hobbit digibook, there will be 3 different lenticular cards about dvd sized that you can choose from when pre-ordering.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:06 AM
As much as I enjoyed this film, I'm holding out for the EE release.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:06 PM
The BestBuy Exclusive is.......

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Originally Posted by Ruly2 View Post
The Bby exclusive still alive.... I dont think its a steelbook. However, Its too early to tell just yet.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Bby) (Blu-ray Disc)
probably not a steelbook [from what it looks like, that could change.idk. ] BUT what is very clear is it does have a special image....my Precious

I should also mention that there is another version that appears on BestBuy's website:
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(W/Dvd)(Uvdc)(Wbr)(Blu-ray Disc)

Here is a link to Bby that displays all the version of 'The Hobbit' that they will offer. Total count is 5 [3: Blu-rays,1: DVD and 1: 3D Blu-ray].

Two Bby exclusives[ all data taken from the BestBuy website]:
♦ Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (W/Dvd) (Uvdc) (Bby) (Blu-ray Disc) [ Picture of Gollum. Possible steelbook;see above]
♦ Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (W/Dvd) (Uvdc) (Wbr) (Blu-ray Disc) [ ????]

Found this on BestBuy's website:
PRE-ORDERS
The Hobbit
Reserve your copy of the Blu-ray combo pack and watch a 30-minute
documentary, "A Hobbit's Tale, Part 1: The Journey Begins", in HD via CinemaNow.

- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...s&nrp=15&iht=n

[semi-update]

Futureshop(Canada) (2D) - Exclusive Steelbook packaging [Gollum + Bilbo baggins]
could this also be the "mystery" item that is on Bestbuy's website?

I worked today and all I can say is that there was NO MENTION OF ANY STEELBOOK for 'THE HOBBIT' [for Bby].
That doesnt mean that there wont be one. There is still a change that there might be one... or two.
I wont be able to look again until NEXT Tuesday (aka Tomb Raider Tuesday).


[update via 2/28]

The BestBuy edition [the one with the Gollum Cover] now says this:

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - with Best Buy Exclusive Content & Packaging (Blu-ray Disc)
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:49 PM
Exclusives: Target

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2 Discs) (Blu-ray/DVD)- Only at Target

• Exclusive Bilbo Baggins Lego figurine

http://www.target.com/p/the-hobbit-a...erm=the+hobbit
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:41 AM
‘Hobbit’ Doc Available Early on CinemaNow

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Originally Posted by Ruly2 View Post
Found this on BestBuy's website:
PRE-ORDERS
The Hobbit
Reserve your copy of the Blu-ray combo pack and watch a 30-minute
documentary, "A Hobbit's Tale, Part 1: The Journey Begins", in HD via CinemaNow.

- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpa...s&nrp=15&iht=n
A behind the scenes documentary from Warner Home Video’s pending release, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is now available on Best Buy’s CinemaNow to consumers who pre-order the Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack with UltraViolet.

The 30-minute doc, “A Hobbit’s Tale, Part 1: The Journey Begins,” is available at www.BestBuy.com/Hobbit. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which retails for $35.99, hits retail channels March 19.

“The Hobbit,” which stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage, among others, surpassed $1 billion at the global box office through March 3. The Peter Jackson-directed movie is only the 15th film in history to surpass the billion dollar threshold.

The film, in what Warner hopes is the start of a follow-up franchise to the successful “Harry Potter” movies, generated more than $37 million in 10 days at Chinese theaters. The movie has generated about $700 million in foreign ticket sales.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/cin...inemanow-29792

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:16 AM
all the exclusives gets detailed

Best Buy – Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Exclusive Documentary A Hobbit’s Tale Part 1: The Journey Begins and Flip Lenticular

o Blu-ray copy of the film

o DVD copy of the film

o Ultraviolet copy of the film

o Bonus content includes 10 production videos, as well as exclusive bonus documentary A Hobbit’s Tale Part 1: The Journey Begins

o Includes exclusive Bilbo/Gollum flip lenticular packaging
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Target – Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Exclusive LEGO® Bilbo Minifigure and behind-the-scenes LEGO Featurette

o Blu-ray copy of the film

o DVD copy of the film

o Ultraviolet copy of the film

o Bonus content includes 10 production videos, as well as exclusive bonus behind-the-scenes featurette LEGO THE HOBBIT: An Unexpected Journey

o Includes exclusive LEGO Bilbo Baggins Minifigure
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Wal-Mart – Blu-ray™ Book Combo Pack with 64-Page The World of Hobbits Book and Exclusive Digital Featurettes

o Blu-ray copy of the film

o DVD copy of the film

o Ultraviolet copy of the film

o Bonus content includes 10 production videos, as well as 4 exclusive bonus featurettes entitled The Journey Back to Middle-earth, Bilbo and The Riddle Game, Gandalf and the White Council, and Thorin and the “Song of the Lonely Mountain” accessible digitally through Vudu

o Includes 64-page The World of Hobbits book within the Blu-ray packaging
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WBshop.com exclusive

o comes with a panoramic poster that features combat ready dwarves


http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013...rs-exclusives/
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 AM
I definitely plan to pick this up - probably from Best Buy - because even if there is an EE later on I'd like to have both. I have both the EE set for the original trilogy and the individual theatrical releases. Sometimes I'm not in the mood for the EEs.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:53 PM
HERE IT IS.. THE BEST BUY COVER


image found on http://www.bestbuy.ca/

IF GIF DOESNT "ACTIVATE". OPEN GIF IN NEW WINDOW OR TAB


Here is the Bestbuy image [above] split in two and place side by side
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:56 AM
I will be picking up the 3D Gandalf cover unless there is another 3d exclusive with a different one?

I will double dip when it comes time to for the Extended Edition.

I really enjoyed seeing it in theater opening night and got a Hobbit Poster followed by trading cards when I ate Denny's at 3am after the film.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:27 AM
From the "WEEKLY DEALS" on Bestbuy.com: HOBBIT

Found this image on bestbuy.com. this image can also be found in the Bestbuy flyer.

PRODUCT DETAIL
Blu-ray + DVD + UV + Content + lenticular Packaging. All formats include nearly 2 hours of bonus content with access to a sneak peek of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:58 AM
Today is the day

I picked up the BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE of THE HOBBIT today.

[update]

Here is the slip-sleeve of THE HOBBIT. More images will be added soon
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:02 AM
News on: The Extended Edition.....

Translated from Bluray-disc.de:

After confirmation by Peter Jackson and a subsequent denial by Warner, it's finally official: The first part of the "Hobbit" trilogy - "The Hobbit - An unexpected Journey" will be in time for Christmas enriched with an Extended Version. The Warner Home Video confirmed in a recent press release, without going into details. Therefore is not currently known, the duration will have the extended version. Even in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy few extra minutes were provided in the form of new and expanded scenes, so you should expect from "The Hobbit" with a similar approach.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:04 AM
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Extended Edition' gets a release date

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Extended Edition (Bluray and 3D Bluray)
Release Date: November 5th (Own), October 22nd (Digital Download).

I will make a new thread if nessessary for the Extended Edition when I get home from work later tonight or later today.

[UPDATE 7/21 9:32PM EST]

Press Release for 'THE HOBBIT: EXTENDED EDITION' is placed HERE

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Old 07-31-2013, 12:22 PM
I'll definitely be snagging this edition...
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