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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray)
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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...
-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.Read more ›
The extended/new scenes are great bonuses, just as they were in LOTR (I actually hadn't seen the theatrical versions of LOTR until after I had seen the extended editions about a billion times, and I always felt like so much was missing). It's perfectly understandable why these were not included in the theatrical version, but I'm so glad they were put in for the extended editions.
Of course, similar to the movie, if one is expecting the book of The Hobbit exactly, you'll be disappointed. But what I love about Peter Jackson's Hobbit is that he explores many details of Tolkien's world and tries to bridge the gap between The Hobbit and LOTR. Is it necessary? Not at all, or else Tolkien would have done it that way. But I do think it's incredibly fun and interesting to see things fleshed out more. I know the story of the book well, so it's just great to be able to see Jackson's adaptation, including the addition of things created by Tolkien and things Jackson and his team created--again, it is, after all, an adaptation, and in my mind, a great one.
A brief breakdown of the extended scenes:
-More of Erebor. You get to see a little more of Erebor and its wealth, as well as more tension between the Dwarves and the Elves--an offering of gems is made to King Thranduil, but taken away once he tries to take it.
-Slightly more of Smaug. Not much at all, and I didn't even notice this edition until I read it on another site, but you do see an extremely quick flash of his silhouetted body.Read more ›
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The first third or so is at least reminiscent of the book, The Hobbit. The high quality of this portion is enough to justify purchase of this DVD. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Wounded Combat Veteran
This is my favorite movie of all times!! I watch it over and over again. I love all three hobbit movies, and I would buy all of them at once if I could.Published 1 day ago by Tiffany McCoart
While glorious to watch, I was a bit put off, even found myself bored with the long, drawn out chase and fight scenes. Read morePublished 4 days ago by redJ9
Wife's movie, she loves the entire series and its previous series also "The Lord Of The Rings"Published 5 days ago by Norman Ransom
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The 3D is fantastic on my passive 3D LG TV. They used a similar idea to avatar where adding depth to the world to allow you to be more drawn into it versus here is a bunch of stuff poking into your face.
Apr 14, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 5 posts
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There IS indeed gonna be an extended edition that will be released around november so my advise for you is WAIT!!
Feb 27, 2013 by jaltruff | See all 38 posts
|Preorder Hobbit 3D Blu-ray on WBshop for $21.99 shipped||
yes it says pre-order for $26.99, but you will not receive the movie on the day it comes out, Amazon can guarantee that if you pre order on their site you will get this movie on March 19th in the day time.
Mar 17, 2013 by shawn | See all 6 posts
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There should be 5 discs in the case....
1....The Hobbit 3D part 1
2....The Hobbit 3D part 2
3....The Hobbit 2D
Mar 20, 2013 by Otter0911 | See all 6 posts
Which is odd that that is only about a month away and amazon still shows it this barren of details.
Feb 13, 2013 by Anthony Quarm | See all 3 posts
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