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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) (Blu-ray + UltraViolet) (2013)

Ian McKellen , Martin Freeman , Peter Jackson  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett
  • Directors: Peter Jackson
  • Writers: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo Del Toro
  • Producers: Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Alan Horn
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 5, 2013
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: November 5, 2015 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 182 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,884 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00E8S2JZ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) (Blu-ray + UltraViolet)" on IMDb

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3 Disc BD: UV Copy of Ext Edition 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 THE DWARVES · 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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Join Peter Jackson on the Journey to the World’s Greatest Adventure Three-disc Extended Edition includes 13 minutes of revealing never-before-seen film footage and nearly 9 hours of fascinating in-depth looks at the production.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What we can expect in the EXTENDED EDITION. August 6, 2013
Format:DVD
WHAT WILL WE SEE IN THE EXTENDED EDITION:

1. More of DALE, including the BLACK ARROWS. Director Peter Jackson mentions a previously unseen character: "Girion, who is defending [the city of] Dale using black arrows against Smaug. And the black arrows play a part in an ongoing story, for they are the one thing that can pierce the dragon's hide."

2. More king of the wood elves; THRANDUIL. Peter Jackson: "There are also issues with Thranduil. We get some of the reason why he and the dwarves had a falling out - to do with these white gems..."

3. More of HOBBITON. Producer Phillipa Boyens: "You are going to get more of Hobbiton. We always wanted to wend our way through Hobbiton, but in the end Bilbo has to run out of the door."

4. The OLD TOOK'S PARTY: In which we see a younger Gandalf meet Bilbo Baggins as a young child, convincing the wizard of the young hobbit's bravery and courage. I won't spoil it for you, but it involves a dragon and a bit of magic.

5. Dwarf antics at RIVENDELL. Peter Jackson: "You are going to get some serious Dwarvish disrespect of the elves at Rivendell." Bofur leads the troupe in a rowdy chorus of "The Man in the Moon", a classic Tolkien pub-song.

6. The SONG of the GOBLIN KING. Producer Fran Walsh: "You are going to get more Goblin Town, and the Great Goblin singing his song. It is a great song, but it was just another delay in terms of moving the story along." Peter Jackson: "A number one hit from the Goblin King. Barry Humphries is going to rise up the charts!"

Well, all looking good on these fronts! The roads lead ever on and on...
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342 of 379 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit Amazon Exclusive Extended Edition August 5, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The packaging is great, the slipcase is thick and sturdy and the back features an embossed acorn emblem of Bilbo's waist coat buttons. The case that the Blu-Ray discs are in is black, just like the Lord Of The Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray set. Not a blue case like most other Blu-Ray movies which I think makes this version cohesive with the Lord Of The Rings set, which I as a fan appreciate the continuity. The special features are as follows:

-The Filmmakers' Commentary - Director/writer/producer Peter Jackson and writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens provide their perspective and stories on creating the first film.

-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 - A 14-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.
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4,235 of 4,767 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wait until Chrismas 2013 March 1, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Almost clicked the order button, but due to my love of the extended versions of the original trilogy, I decided to do a little research before I made that mistake. in doing so, I discovered that the Blue-Ray/DVD set for release on March 19th will contain only the theatrical version of the movie. Warner Bros is including a teaser trailer containing Dragon Smaug with this version in order to entice people to buy it. The extended version of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will be released in time for Christmas 2013. As with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Warner Bros. is trying to stick it to the consumer again by hoping people will buy both versions. Sorry, WB... I can wait another nine months. In the meantime, I'll rent a copy to satisfy my urge to see it sooner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the naysayers! December 14, 2012
Format:DVD
This movie is FREAKING AMAZING!!! I was getting really worried before going to see it because of some negative reviews, but there is nothing to worry about. If you loved the Lord of the Rings movies, especially the extended editions, then you will love The Hobbit too!

A little bit about me: I grew up on the animated movies, read the books when I was in sixth grade, and have reread them several times over the years. I'm a HUGE fan, but not a "purist", and saw each of the live action films several times in the theaters. I took a class on Tolkien in college (and knew more about the books than even the teacher lol), went to view the original manuscripts at Marquette University in Milwaukee twice, and borrowed most of the History of Middle Earth books from the library but just skimmed them. I'm pretty familiar with much of the appendices/deleted chapters/abandoned attempts at revising The Hobbit and sequelizing Lord of the Rings, etc.

I've been waiting for The Hobbit since 2003, and have been following the production online. When it was announced 5 months ago that Peter Jackson was splitting the story into 3 films (after already completing production on the 2-film adaptation), my heart sank. It's not that I was opposed to turning The Hobbit into a trilogy (despite that it's meant to be a children's story and not an epic), but I just didn't think there was enough story and it seemed like a cash grab that would probably destroy the pacing. But, Peter Jackson hasn't let me down before and so I held out hope. In fact the more I heard him talk about giving the dwarves a bit more character development and backstory and adding in all the stuff about the White Council, I began to look forward to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I really enjoyed the movie, the scenery, the characters and the acting. This is well worth having in your personal library.
Published 12 hours ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie.
Awesome movie. Just like the old days when good battles evil and everyone wants the good guys to win. There is violence but the language is clean. We need more movies like this. Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Desert_knight
4.0 out of 5 stars The quintessential prequel.
This is not "Lord of the Ring," but it will do nicely. While it seems to stray a bit from the book - singular - it doesn't seem to do it any more than the LOTR trilogy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey was a very unexpected Movie for me. I didn't know what it was about, but watching it was most enjoyable. I look forward to more Hobbit Movies. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Stan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey
It is a unexpected journey enjoying this first of the Hobbit Trilogy.
Especially if one has seen and really likes the Lord of the Rings trilogy because at first, possibly... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Jean A Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars who wouldn't love this movie?
Everyone loves the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Can't say enough good things about this series. Can't wait for the 3rd one to come out!
Published 1 day ago by B. Sprague
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
The movie arrived on time was brand new and well packaged. The movie was great a bit more funny than drama but action kicked butt I give this movie 2 thumbs up with a Coca-Cola... Read more
Published 1 day ago by pam e j
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 more minutes? yes please!
I couldn't actually tell where the extra 12 minutes landed in this epic of a first installment but honestly it doesn't matter. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Robert Blalock
3.0 out of 5 stars No ITunes digital version!
Good movie, but this version comes with ultraviolet digital copy and no iTunes version so I'm going to remove two stars. A iTunes digital copy, is a must for me with any movie! Read more
Published 1 day ago by HOMER
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!
I have always loved the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Unlike some, this movie did the book justice! Special effects were very cool.
Published 1 day ago by Debra Ellenberger
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Extended Edition Really!
I didn't feel forced to buy it. I bought it gladly. No one is forcing you to buy anything. I knew there would be an extended version, but bought the original anyways because I couldn't wait. There are those of us who have no problem buying both editions. It's a free market. If you don't want it,... Read more
Nov 17, 2013 by S. Adams |  See all 13 posts
Difference in content between Multi-Format (3 disc) vs DVD (5 Disc)?
No. For the 3D Bluray and the DVD versions it takes 2 discs to fit the entire extended movie. They probably compressed the regular blu-ray just a bit to fit the entire movie on one disc.

So for the DVDs you have 2 Movie Discs and then the special features are spread out onto three discs since 3... Read more
Nov 12, 2013 by Dustin |  See all 3 posts
UV?
I don't consider it anything special when they say it has a UV copy. I consider it junk.
Oct 5, 2013 by J E |  See all 3 posts
Only 13 minutes??
Of all the Tolkien movies by Jackson, this one is the one LEAST in need of extending. I admit I was a bit relieved to see it was only 13 additional minutes! I'm much more excited about the special features, which are AMAZING on the extended edition LOTR sets.
Aug 2, 2013 by Zhimbo |  See all 9 posts
Why all the formats?
To make more money.
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