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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 , Peter Jackson    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,120 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly
  • Directors: Peter Jackson
  • Producers: Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner
  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,120 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IIVLUL6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,775 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

Synopsis

The hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf and 13 dwarfs, led by Thorin Oakenshield, continue their journey to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Along the way, they encounter the skin-changer Beorn; giant Spiders of Mirkwood; Wood-elves led by Legolas, Tauriel and King Thranduil; and a mysterious Man named Bard, who smuggles them into Lake-town. Finally reaching the Lonely Mountain, they face their greatest danger--the Dragon Smaug.

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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I liked this second part of "Hobbit" film trilogy, even if the changes made to the original story become here as large and sometimes as vicious and destructive as Smaug the Magnificent. Below, more of my impressions, with some SPOILERS, which I tried to keep to strict minimum.

First, the good stuff:

1) Visually this film is breath-taking! Mirkwood, Dol Guldur, Erebor, and of course Smaug - pure perfection. Creatures were also very well made, with the attercops (ettercaps) from Mirkwood and Bolg, son of Azog being the most impressive.

2) The excellent casting. Not one mistake, and that includes Evangeline Lilly, who did a great job even if her controversial character Tauriel shouldn't be here at all... (see below). Special acclamation for Stephen Fry as Master of Lake-town of Esgaroth

3) Acoustics and music. Flawless.

4) Certain (but not all - see below) changes and additions to the story were well done and are very welcome, even if they take really big liberties with Tolkien's lore. Amongst them my favourites are the dark tombs in high mountains of Rhudaur and the long sequence in which Gandalf finally discovers who EXACTLY is the master of the "abandoned" fortress of Dol Guldur. I also rather liked the glimpse into the background of Elvish king Thranduil, as it explains why is he such an a-hole...

5) Some of most humorous action scenes. I liked the deliberately over the top character of some of the stunts during supposedly very dramatic fights - it very pleasantly reminds of the lighter tone of "Hobbit" as compared with the much more serious, darker and violent "Lord of the Rings".

6) Some insight into Orcs minds, especially when one of them, made prisoner by Elves, is interrogated...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hobbit 12 May 2014
By Ado58
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have always enjoyed Tolkien's The Hobbit and Peter Jackson's films are so like the books. I was however taken aback by the abrupt ending to this film. Grrrr now I have to wait for Part 3.....I want the next film NOW!!!
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A film by people who didn't love the story 6 Oct 2014
By Bertie
Format:DVD
It's ok, if you like big action movies. But emotionally unsatisfying. It's beautifully filmed, the score is lovely. The acting is ok. And yet there are serious problems with this movie. It's not that easy to put my finger on what they are, but I'll have a go.

I don't mind if plot details are changed from the book. A lot is changed. That's ok. It doesn't have to be the book in film. So yes, Jackson is going to put in a romance story. Can't be helped, ok I'll wear that. However, it's worth noticing what effect plot innovations have. Do they help? Is more gained or lost? This is where I think the problem lies.

There's such a lack of mystery. Where characters were fascinating and mysterious in the book, Jackson has the impulse to reveal everything about everyone. We get to hear everyone baring their soul, everyone engage in mundane conversation. Take Beorn for example. By having him tell his backstory to these strangers, he suddenly becomes - ordinary. Even the dragon loses his mojo by talking too much.

The mysterious woodland lights that lead the party off the path in Mirkwood - missing in the film. It's one of the most memorable and emotionally charged parts of the story. In fact Mirkwood in general is lacking in mystery and fear. The mysterious black stream that brings sleep - gone.

Gandalf himself was an enigma in the book. Not here: we get the inside story. He too is stripped of any mystery. In fact part of the charm of the book was its simple, linear story. We pass through interesting places and touch on issues little understood, such as the Necromancer. But they never become the story,we just keep going with the dwarves. The wider world is mysterious and fascinating because it is just barely glimpsed.
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76 of 102 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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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Laura Hartley TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Although An Unexpected Journey was a very impressive film, I still firmly believe that The Lord of the Rings trilogy is much better, despite the fact that it was made over ten years prior to The Hobbit and with the release of the second instalment of The Hobbit, I still stand by that. Although perhaps more visually impressive, the use of computer generated effects is also much more obvious and things are less 'real' than in Lord of the Rings. What I do love about this, however, is the vibrancy that these effects bring to the film. Both The Desolation of Smaug and An Unexpected Journey are such colourful and vibrant films and this really stands out to me. Whether the scenes are full of dark magic, Smaug's orange fire or the green Shire the picture on screen always looks incredible. It's so nice to see familiar places from The Lord of the Rings trilogy made even more impressive by the use of modern technology, in addition to the fact that The Hobbit is set before LoTR thus these places are much 'younger' in this story anyway.

In term's of plot, being the middle instalment I feel that this film was much more developed that An Unexpected Journey which did much for setting up the world of The Hobbit but not much for developing the plot. Of course, the big plot point that is introduced in this film is Smaug himself, a fearsome dragon who sleeps on a bed of Dwarf gold. The voice of Smaug is absolutely perfect, giving off an incredibly dangerous and evil feel and every time Smaug spoke it sent shivers down my spine. Benedict Cumberbatch has proved that even when you can't see him on screen, he's still incredibly talented.
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Brilliant film, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, I loved seeing Tolkien's universe come to ...
Brilliant film, I loved seeing Tolkien's universe come to life.

I wasn't too happy with the fact that some scenes were shortened and some pointless things were added. Read more
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Published 1 day ago by Eloise Monelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning film.
Amazing. There's no a lot else that you can say about this incredible film. Visually stunning, well scripted, lots of extras which, although weren't in the Hobbit, are taken from a... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Eddie
3.0 out of 5 stars Visually stunning
While I find these films visually stunning I don't seem to be able to care about the characters like I do when I read the book. Read more
Published 1 day ago by paulw656
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film enjoyable
Better than I thought it would be, now just waiting for the finale one.
Published 1 day ago by septimus-blake
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Published 2 days ago by MRS K N HOBBS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
I enjoyed the first film but would not say that it was utterly amazing, but I might say that about this. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mike
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Brilliant!
Published 3 days ago by Mr. John Kenneth Roelich
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