Release dates revealed for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ on Blu-ray, Digital HD, & DVD

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The release date for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Digital HD, and DVD has been revealed through retailers including Amazon and Best Buy. The title will hit stores in several different disc editions on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. What’s more, the Digital HD release may pre-date the discs by two to three weeks (sources say March 3), although we do not have confirmation of this from Warner Bros.

[Update 1: Theatrical version released early to digital on March 3rd, 2015.]
[Update 2: The Extended Edition release date is Nov. 3rd, 2015.]

‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ was previously made available for pre-order, even though an actual date had not been announced.

Warner Bros. has two Blu-ray Disc editions of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies detailed: a 5-disc combo with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray (2D), and DVD; and a 3-disc combo with Blu-ray (2D) and DVD copies.

Special features on both the Blu-ray and DVD editions include “Recruiting the Five Armies,” “Completing Middle-Earth,” “The Last Goodbye – Music Video,” and “New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth – Part 3.”

The Blu-ray editions also contain the added bonus of a Digital HD copy of the film via UltraViolet partners.

Keep in mind the March, 2015 releases of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be the theatrical cut of the film. At a total run time of 144 minutes, ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ is the shortest of the three Hobbit films that have released for three consecutive years since 2012.

The extended edition of ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ will most likely be released in the summer, 2015. [There has been an update to this article. The release date for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition is November 3, 2015. Read more.]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the conclusion to the trilogy from director Peter Jackson, based on the book “The Hobbit” by J.R. R. Tolkien.

Sources: Amazon & Best Buy

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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