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WHV Press Release: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (3D Blu-ray Combo) (Blu-ray Combo)

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#1 of 4 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 18 2014 - 10:56 PM

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“One of the best films of the year.”

— Richard Corliss, Time

 

“The grandest version of Middle-earth yet.”

— Bill ZweckerFox-TV & Chicago Sun-Times

 

CONTINUE THE EPIC ADVENTURE WHEN

“THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,”

A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA

AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES,

ARRIVES ONTO LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAYÔ 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAYÔ 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK, 2-DISC DVD SPECIAL EDITION and DIGITAL HD ON APRIL 8 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

Burbank, CA, February 18, 2014 – Adventures abound as Bilbo, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves continue their Quest through Middle-earth in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), arriving onto Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, who also produces together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh.  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was the number one 2013 home entertainment title across physical and digital accounts in the U.S.

 

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett and Lawrence Makoare.

 

       

 

 

 “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be available on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $105.43, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98.  The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection and features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition.  All versions include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in Digital HD on April 8 via purchase from digital retailers.
 

SYNOPSIS

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

 

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all–a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself–The Dragon Smaug.

 


BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

·        Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit and Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work – Experience the film’s challenges and demands, and journey alongside the director into Mirkwood, Lake-town and Dale as the movie’s most intense, pivotal scenes are created

·        Production Videos – Watch production come to life as Peter Jackson gives you an inside look at the making of the film

·        New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2 – Travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-earth

·        “I See Fire” Music Video – Ed Sheeran’s beautiful theme song from the film is illuminated with this intimate music video

 

 

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting April 8, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Target Ticket, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

 

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                                    SRP

Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack            $105.43

Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack                                                            $44.95

Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                                        $35.99

2-disc DVD Amaray (WS)                                                             $28.98

 

 

Standard Street Date: April 8, 2014

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

Running Time: 161 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images

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#2 of 4 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 19 2014 - 11:18 AM

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Posted February 19 2014 - 03:58 PM

I'll wait till December and pick up the extended cut as i did last time around for the first film.


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#4 of 4 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 29 2014 - 12:17 PM

I am halfway through watching the upcoming 3D release of 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

 

I had to pop in here to say it looks and sounds AMAZING.

 

One of the best transfers I have seen.  Probably has to do with

the fact it is spread across two discs.  

 

You guys who are buying this 3D release are going to be HIGHLY

pleased.


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