More on The Hobbit on home video - Digital on March 12, Extended Edition confirmed for Holidays 2013, first look at the next film March 24
In addition to yesterday’s official announcement of the home video release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in the United States on March 19 2013, some extra morsels of information have been revealed.
- Digital purchase and streaming of the film will be available a week earlier on March 12 on the usual platforms including iTunes, XBox Live and PSN.
- Warner Home video have confirmed that an Extended Edition of the film WILL debut on home video ‘in time for the holidays’ (so likely anytime in or after October 2013)
- Owners of the theatrical cut release will get the first chance to see material from the second film in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, using the Ultraviolet digital code that is included in the package. A live streaming event is scheduled to take place on Sunday March 24 2013 at 15:00ET, accessible only with the unique code in the DVD/Blu Ray released a week earlier. An edited version of the event will be released on the official website soon after.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey confirmed for US DVD and Blu Ray release on March 19 2013.
Blu-Ray.com reports that the theatrical cut of the first film in the trilogy will arrive on DVD, Blu Ray and Blu Ray 3D on March 19 in the United States (Other regions TBC), with all versions featuring the following extra features:
New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
Start of Production
Shooting Block One
Filming in 3D
Locations Part 1
Locations Part 2
Stone St. Studios Tour
Wrap of Principal Photography
Wellington World Premiere
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Standard DVD copy of An Unexpected Journey (2D)
UltraViolet digital copy An Unexpected Journey (2D) (expires 3/19/15)
After initial speculation as to it’s authenticity, the earlier leaked cover art is confirmed to be the final version for the 2D Blu Ray.
A welcome return to Middle Earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a slighter adventure than any instalment of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, but is still blessed with universally strong performances, including Martin Freeman in the title role.
Packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs, this official illustrated guide tells the detailed story of the making of the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.
Enter Bilbo Baggins’ world through exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth.
Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide has been produced in collaboration with the filmmakers who have brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel into breathtaking three-dimensional life.
This official tie-in photo guidebook is packed with exclusive photographs and in-depth text offering a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.
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Richly illustrated with more than 100 colour photos from the film, and featuring a brand new fold-out map charting the journey from Bag End to Wilderland, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion begins the Quest for the Lonely Mountain in spectacular style.
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UK: Tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey now onsale at Odeon Cinemas!
Tickets for the first film in The Hobbit trilogy, starring Martin Freeman, are now onsale at Odeon cinemas nationwide in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and ISENSE 3D. Other cinema chains are expected to quickly follow.
Visit the Odeon website and navigate to your local cinema to see what viewing options are available.
It’s been announced that tickets will be onsale in the United States from November 7 2012.
Yet more new imagery for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey featuring Martin Freeman, this time a pair of new posters that will be widely (and cheaply) available for sale worldwide from the end of October.
If you aren’t able to get into Hall H in the afternoon [we’re hearing queues for events in the venue are forming already!] this is by far your second best chance to see some of the major cast of The Hobbit at Comic Con this year!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Exclusive Scrolling Artwork at Entertainment Weekly
Click through to the Entertainment Weekly website to view a superb panoramic scrolling and magnifiable artwork showcasing ten scenes from the upcoming first part of The Hobbit, featuring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and the rest of the major cast [and a few other surprises - Beorn anyone?]