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WHV Press Release: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 34 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 29 2013 - 05:40 AM


 

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#2 of 34 OFFLINE   Doctorossi

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Posted January 29 2013 - 05:48 AM

Looks like shockingly reasonable pricing for a pre-order of this kind of title. I'm waiting for the Extended release, though.

#3 of 34 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted January 29 2013 - 05:59 AM

NO 3D???!!!???

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Posted January 29 2013 - 06:06 AM

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#5 of 34 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 29 2013 - 09:25 AM

Not going to buy this film.  Not now. Not going to make the same mistakes I made with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Warner is going to milk these titles for all its worth. I suspect there will be multiple releases from standalone to extended editions and then a final box-set with all 3 films and then a box set with all 6 films. I would rather wait for the end game.

 

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#6 of 34 ONLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted January 29 2013 - 09:30 AM

+1. - Walter.
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#7 of 34 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted January 29 2013 - 09:31 AM

I'm inclined to support a 3D release--but ONLY a 3D release. If they aren't releasing it in 3D, forget it. Did I mention 3D? And I hope there is not an extended edition...the movie dragged at nearly 3 hours.

#8 of 34 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 29 2013 - 10:27 AM

There will be a 3D release. Why wouldn't there be?

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Posted January 29 2013 - 11:15 AM

most of the preorders on Amazon.com with the exception of one of the Bluray versions has been taken down. All of the Evidence of the film's Bluray,DVD and 3D release including dates have been takendown from BESTBUY.com

#10 of 34 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted January 30 2013 - 04:52 AM

I'm also waiting for an extended edition, although official word of that hasn't happened. There's been rumors, and even a suggestion from Jackson, but if they follow what they did with LOTR, they will announce the extended editions before the theatrical version hits DVD/blu.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 05:21 AM

I'm with Ron on this one. I'm in no rush to watch this one again,.or the upcoming sequels frankly. I'll wait however long I have to for the "Ultimate Set' with all the goodies, regardless of if it includes the original LOTR films or not.

#12 of 34 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted January 30 2013 - 05:31 AM

The last preorder link has been pulled. Since I won't be seeing this any other way, an inexpensive blu would have been okay, but I suspect that initial pricing was wrong. We'll see.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 05:32 AM

I wasn't really enamored with this film when I saw it in the theater, so I will definitely be waiting. As for an extended edition, I felt the theatrical version already seemed like a long, drawn out extended edition, so I cannot image what else could be added to make it more appealing. And this is coming from someone who is a big fan of the extended editions of the LOTR trilogy.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 05:56 AM

Yeah i have'nt even seen it yet and Now I figure I'll wait for the Blu Ray and watch it on my HT. The only film I was a fan for the extended version was the first film as I thought the extra Shire scenes added alot. The other films were already so long I would not sit thru the extended again, I here the Hobbit already is 30 min too long so do we really need an extended version? But I agree don't double dip
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#15 of 34 OFFLINE   MattAlbie60

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Posted January 30 2013 - 06:04 AM

I'll probably end up buying the extended edition for the same reason I bought the extended LORD OF THE RINGS releases - not for the movies themselves (ain't nobody got time for that), but for the supplementary material that I'm sure will be awesome.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 06:07 AM

Weird, I've sat through and enjoyed the Extended editions numerous times. I consider them the only version worth viewing for LOTR. I hope everyone nixing them due to length aren't wasting their time watching dumb 3 hour long football/sports games that are 40% advertising. :P

#17 of 34 OFFLINE   Jeff F.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 06:27 AM

I really, really wanted to enjoy this film, but at 3 hours, it was already too long and rather pointless. I can't imagine that an EE would improve on it. The film should look and sound stellar on Blu-Ray, though.

#18 of 34 OFFLINE   MattAlbie60

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Posted January 30 2013 - 07:56 AM

I hope everyone nixing them due to length aren't wasting their time watching dumb 3 hour long football/sports games that are 40% advertising. :P :laugh: ;)
Yeah, that must be it.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 08:08 AM

You're either a fan or your just a casual viewer. For a fan there is no such thing as a LOTR or Hobbit movie that is too long. That said: Bring on The inevitable extended version of The Hobbit and of the Hobbit parts 2 and 3 extended when they are released.:tu::rock: And The sports game comparison is an excellent point. Same thing: Never too long for fans, Too long for casual viewers.
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Posted January 30 2013 - 08:20 AM

I'm not all that knowledgable of The Hobbit/LOTR but has Peter Jackson actually confirmed that there will be extended versions of The Hobbit movies? It certainly seems like a safe bet that there will be but just to play devil's advocate, maybe going from two to three movies has removed Jackson's need for extended versions.




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