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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2013] [Region Free]

Martin Freeman , Ian McKellen , Andrew Lesnie    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (754 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly
  • Directors: Andrew Lesnie
  • Producers: Howard Shore, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, Italian, Chinese
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 7 April 2014
  • Run Time: 161 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (754 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IIVLUL6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,935 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The second of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson's blockbuster prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Set in Middle-Earth 60 years before events in 'The Lord of the Rings', the story follows the adventures of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who, at the instigation of the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), suddenly finds himself co-opted into joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to help reclaim the lost kingdom of the Lonely Mountain from the clutches of Smaug the dragon (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch). In this film, while Gandalf heads south on his own, Bilbo, Thorin and the Dwarves enter the treacherous Mirkwood Forest on their way to the mountain. When they reach Lake-town Bilbo will have to perform the role he was assigned at the start of the quest - to find a secret door that will lead him to the lair of the dragon...

Extra Content
Presented in 3D
-The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Teaser Trailer
-The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Theatrical Trailer
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Teaser Trailer
-The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Theatrical Trailer
Presented in 2D
- New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 2
- Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: Trailer 1
- Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: Trailer 2
- Live Event: In the Cutting Room
- Production Video 11: Introduction to Pick-Ups Shooting
- Production Video 12: Recap of Pick-Ups, Part 1
- Production Video 13: Recap of Pick-Ups Part 2
- Production Video 14: Music Scoring-Scoring the Desolation of Smaug in Wellington
- Peter Jackson invites you to the set
- Lego Hobbit Game Trailer
- Kingdoms of Middle Earth Trailer
- Ed Sheeran - I See Fire Music Video

Product Description

Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (3D) [Steelbook]


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little too much padding 4 July 2014
Format:DVD
Enjoyable film, but the length of the book did require some padding out of the battle sequences to stretch it to 3 films. The concept of the three films would not have been impacted if this part of the trilogy had been kept to 2 hours. Having said that the actors gave fine performances, the action parts were well done, but like its fore runner the visual aspect was the star of the film.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
So slow! With all the monsters, dragons, heroes, magic, fighting etc etc we should have really loved this film, but it seems to have got the unhappy knack of having lots of action, and yet still seeming slow! How is that even possible? Something to do with the weak story and stilted dialogue? Or was it that the action seemed a bit pointless at times, except to fill out the time?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 20 July 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I loved the Lord of the Rings and was hoping the Hobbit trilogy would be as good. The first one was OK but this was really disappointing. I was bored to tears by it. I do not think I will waste my money on the third one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If you are having problems getting to sleep at night, this comes highly recommended. Boring and slow with CGI overkill - very disappointing
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it - but................ 8 July 2014
By GMR
Format:DVD
I liked it but...............I really think The Hobbit' could have been adapted into just two films. As with the first, there seems to be a lot of padding just to fill out the story which was something not required in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I agree, it would best be described as being loosely based on Tolkien's story. and I am not sure the introduction of 'Tauriel' is of benefit, (possibly only to placate the feminist PC brigade in view of the numerous battle scenes). I will admit to finding parts of it somewhat wearisome but I have awarded it four stars because it was so well made and the graphics are extremely good. I shall though watch the third episode.
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63 of 82 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The padding is really starting to show... 13 April 2014
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I've been an avid fan of Tolkien's books for about 45 years now. I was apprehensive when I first heard that Peter Jackson was making a film trilogy of the Ring books, but on the whole my fears proved groundless and I think he did a very creditable job with them. So much so that I have all the Director's cut DVDs and they stand up well to repeated viewing. Then I heard he was doing the Hobbit...

Well many others have already made the point here and elsewhere that they had grave doubts about him spinning it out over three films, and I had the same doubts. Unlike LoTR however this time my fears have proved well grounded. I didn't really enjoy the first part. I found it unimaginatively scripted and directed with the dwarves being reduced to little more than a Disneyfied comic turn rather than being the weary, weather stained outcasts and nomads they were meant to be. Even Ian McKellan's turn as Gandalf lacked the necessary gravitas of the Ring films. The first instalment was only saved by Martin Freeman's excellent turn as Bilbo, plus of course Andy Serkis ending the film on a high note as Gollum.

But at least the meddling with the original story line was kept to a minimum and the padding out seemed less noticeable to me.

This second part however is a different matter. Great liberties have been taken with Tolkien's source material. A major character (Tauriel) has been introduced that didn't even exist in the book and appears to have been brought in simply to add a "love interest" story within a story. Legolas (who didn't appear in the book either) has been ridiculously pimped up to almost make him some kind of invincible superhero - so much so that it's hardly worth the Orcs turning up to the fight as they seemingly present no real threat whatsoever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying 17 July 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
An improvement on the first Hobbit movie but neither follows the Hobbit book.
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63 of 84 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This film is largely criticised for not being true to the books etc, as I'm sure you are aware. However one thing that cannot be ignored is the fact that this is a GREAT film.

Some have criticised the Lord of the Rings trilogy for focussing so much on epic movie making, the story was neglected. However with the Hobbit, the best of both worlds has been achieved.

I went to see this film, and it has got to be one of the best movie experiences I've ever had. There's comedy, action, and the spectacular non-CGI scenery thats typical of Peter Jackson. The first film was perhaps a bit slow to start, but after watching this sequel, you'll forgive the filmmakers, as from the moment you see the words 'The Hobbit', the action starts.

Buy, watch, and enjoy!
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