The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey 2012

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A band of wandering dwarves shows up one or two at a time. The goal? To hire poor Bilbo for a quest that entails defeating a dragon and recovering a treasure. Along the way there are adventures with trolls and elves and The Battle of Five Armies. But most importantly of all he acquires a peculiar ring that has had and will have a great impact on the future of their world.

Starring:
Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 49 minutes
Starring Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish, Aidan Turner, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Rob Kazinsky
Director Peter Jackson
Genres Fantasy
Studio WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Rental release 7 June 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 49 minutes
Starring Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish, Aidan Turner, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Rob Kazinsky
Director Peter Jackson
Genres Fantasy
Studio WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Rental release 7 June 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 49 minutes
Starring Mark Hadlow, Graham McTavish, Aidan Turner, Richard Armitage, Stephen Hunter, Martin Freeman, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Rob Kazinsky
Director Peter Jackson
Genres Fantasy
Studio WARNER BROS. PICTURES
Rental release 7 June 2013
Main languages English

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336 of 365 people found the following review helpful By J. Blakemore on 17 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
As usual with my reviews, I will limit my comments to the product advertised, in this case the steel-book limited edition blu-ray of the extended version of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey. Hopefully helping you to make the decision on whether the extended cut of the film is really worth the expenditure, especially if you, like me, already have the theatrical cut. I will also give you a run-down of all the additional scenes.
The packaging itself is the usual black plastic box sandwiched between metal covers, and in all honesty looks cheep when compared to the extended versions of the original trilogy in their book-style, individually coloured sleeves. Inside are the two-disc 3D version of the film; a single disc containing the extended blu-ray version and two discs containing the appendices which are numbered parts seven and eight, to fall in with the nomenclature of those in the extended version of The Lord Of The Rings, and hints at a box set containing all six films and their appendices in the not too distant future.(No surprise there then).
The quality of the blu-ray, as you'll already know if you have the theatrical version, is second to none, with dazzling colour saturation, perfectly solid blacks and stunning detail, as one would expect from twenty first century high def'. And the additional scenes or partial scenes fit in seamlessly. I can not comment on the effectiveness of the 3D version as I do not have a 3D player and have little love for the medium in any case.
Subtitles are included on the Blu-Ray version, as are various language options which include: French, Italian and Spanish.

The scene-extensions are as follows:(Please read no further if you want it to be a surprise)

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332 of 380 people found the following review helpful By K. Harvey on 28 Oct. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
How can there be 1,357 reviews of the Blu-ray extended version of this marvellous film before it has been issued on 13 November 2013?

Really Amazon, we don't need all the reviews from all the other versions of the same title! We need to know by how long the film itself has been extended and the quality of the technical improvements on the original DVD.

I have given this 5-stars only because I don't wish to harm the reputation of a great film but wish to air a weakness in the salesmanship system of this particular company who have the money and the expertise to do far better for the customer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pink Fluffy Bunny TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 May 2013
Format: DVD
This is an adaptation of Tolkien’s small book of the same name, but much expanded, though not padded, with scenes not shown in the book itself. We get an opening scene based on the that of the Fellowship of The Ring, as Bilbo is busy writing his memoirs and hiding the valuables before the Sackville-Bagginses arrive for the birthday party, and Frodo setting off to meet Gandalf, who is bringing the fireworks; and then it is sixty-years earlier, and Gandalf makes his first appearance, soon followed by a company of dwarves. We get an extensive view of the Dwarves struggle to survive Smaug’s attack on their city under the Lonely Mountain and their epic battle with the Orcs that gave Thorin Oakenshield his name. We also get the story of the Brown Wizard fleshed out prior to his meeting with Gandalf. The film ends with Bilbo and the Dwarves getting their first sight of the lonely Mountain in the distance:
Bilbo: ”Well, the worst of it is behind us now”.

It is also fun trying to work out who is behind some of the faces; two of the dwarves sounded like Ken Stott and James Nesbit, and I knew I’d heard the Goblin King’s voice before, but couldn’t place him until the credits rolled. The dwarves are an odd bunch of accents, with Thorin sounding just like Sean Bean, and the others being a mixture of Scots and Irish.

It does feel like a lighter film than the Lord of the Rings, despite the Orcs, Wargs, Trolls and Goblins, though the shadow of a certain dead sorcerer does slowly start to make its presence felt.
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By SuziB TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I already owned this on DVD, having bought it after renting digitally & realising I'd want to watch it again. I was a bit confused whilst watching my original dvd to find some bits I remembered from the digital rental appeared to be missing. On further investigation I realised that I'd seen the extended version originally & once you've seen something, it's hard to "forget" it & enjoy the film, knowing bits are missing. So, even though it cost more than double, I decided to buy this. I'm not sure how much more film you get for the extra £8.50, some have said 6 minutes, some have said 15. If you've not seen the film, I'm not sure the "extra" in this is worth the money, unless (unlike me) you take full advantage of the other 3 dvd full of extras in the box, but I wanted the extras as I knew they were meant to be there! I was a little annoyed when half way through the film it stopped & instructed me to remove the disc & put in disc 2 (seriously, an extra 6-15 minutes wouldn't fit on 1 disc???!!) but in hindsight it gave us a break that enabled us to watch it over 2 nights without the hassle of trying to find where we'd stopped it the night before (it's a long film!) The film itself is awesome, which you'd probably figured by the fact that I've now paid £27 to watch/own it in various formats!!
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