The-Hobbit-An-Unexpected-Journey-Extended-Edition-Blu-rayThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) 3D
Run Time: 169 minutes
Formats: Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D
Box Type: Blue BD Case
Blu-ray 3D: 5 Disc BD (3DBD/BD/UV)
Blu-ray: 3 Disc BD (BD/UV)
Digital Copy: UV Copy of Ext Edition
Pre-order: $28.99 – $69.99 from Amazon

Warner Bros. has announced the release date and features for extended Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D editions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The adventure follows Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim Erebor with the help of Gandalf the Grey and 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) is available in either Blu-ray 3D (5-Disc set) or standard Blu-ray (3-Disc set) from Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) Features:

THE FILMMAKERS’ COMMENTARY Director/writer/producer Peter Jackson and writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens provide their Perspective and stories on creating the first film of The Hobbit.

NEW ZEALAND: HOME OF MIDDLE–EARTH From Matamata to Queenstown, travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand, transformed by the filmmakers into Middle earth.

THE APPENDICES PART 7 A LONG–EXPECTED JOURNEY: The Chronicles of The Hobbit A fourteen-part chronological history of the filming of An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, and the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.

· THE JOURNEY BACK TO MIDDLE-EARTH · RIDDLES IN THE DARK– Gollum’s Cave · AN UNEXPECTED PARTY– Bag End · ROAST MUTTON–Trollshaws Forest · BASTION OF THE GREENWOOD– Rhosgobel · A SHORT REST– Rivendell and London · OVER HILL– The Misty Mountains · UNDER HILL–Goblin Town · OUT OF THE FRYINGPAN…– The Forest Ledge · RETURN TO HOBBITON– The Shire · THE EPIC OF SCENE 88– Strath Taieri · THE BATTLE OF MORIA– Azanulbizar · EDGE OF THE WILDERLAND- Pick?ups and the Carrock · HOME IS BEHIND, THE WORLD AHEAD · CREDITS

THE APPENDICES PART 8 RETURN TO MIDDLE–?EARTH

THE COMPANY OF THORIN Explores the characters and backgrounds of the five families of dwarves and the company of actors chosen to play Thorin’s company on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain.

· ASSEMBLING THEDWARVES · THORIN, FILI & KILI · BALIN & DWALIN · OIN & GLOIN · DORI, NORI & ORI · BIFUR, BOFUR & BOMBUR

MR. BAGGINS: THE 14TH MEMBER A revealing look at the film’s charismatic and talented lead actor, Martin Freeman.

DURIN’S FOLK: CREATING THE DWARVES Reveals the journey and process of designing, conceptualizing and physically realizing the dwarves in The Hobbit. THE PEOPLES AND DENIZENS OF MIDDLE–‐EARTH Focuses on the realization of new characters and creatures we encounter in Film 1, from casting to characterization to physical and digital design. Including the Stone Trolls; Radagast the Brown; the Great Goblin and his horde; and Azog the Defiler. · THE STONE TROLLS · RADAGAST THE BROWN · GOBLINS · AZOG THE DEFILER REALMS OF THE THIRD AGE: FROM BAG END TO GOBLIN TOWN Follows the creation of the Middle-earth locations from conceptual design, to set and prop building to fully digital realities. Realms explored include Hobbiton, Rhosgobel, Rivendell, The Misty Mountains and Goblin Town. · HOBBITON · RHOSGOBEL · RIVENDELL · THE MISTY MOUNTAINS · GOBLIN TOWN THE SONGS OF THE HOBBIT A look at the realization of Tolkien’s songs in Film 1.

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