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  • Actors: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
  • Directors: Peter Jackson
  • Format: PAL, Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Italian, Dutch, French
  • Dubbed: French, Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, Italian
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Nov. 2013
  • Run Time: 182 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,063 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EAK9MK0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,306 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in Peter Jackson's highly anticipated trilogy adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him; he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities...A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

All-new special features on Blu-ray:

* Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
* The Appendices - A multi-part chronological history of the filming of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.

Extra Content--All Presented in 2D
  • Introduction by Peter Jackson
  • A Long Expected Journey
  • The Journey Back to Middle- Earth
  • Riddles in the Dark
  • An Unexpected Party
  • Roast Mutton
  • Bastion of the Greenwood
  • A Short Rest
  • Over Hill
  • Under Hill
  • Out of the Frying Pan
  • Return to Hobbiton
  • The Epic of Scene 88
  • The Battle of Moria
  • Edge of the Wilderland
  • Home is Behind, The World Ahead
  • The Company of Thorin
  • Assembling the Dwarves
  • Thorin, Fili & Kili
  • Balin & Dwalin
  • Oin & Gloin
  • Dori, Nori & Ori
  • Bifur, Bofur & Bombur
  • Mr. Baggins: The 14th Member
  • Durin's Folk: Creating the Dwarves
  • The Peoples and Denizens of Middle Earth
  • The Stone Trolls
  • Radagast the Brown
  • Goblins
  • Azog the Defilers
  • Realms of the Third Age
  • Hobbiton
  • Rhosgobel
  • Rivendell
  • The Misty Mountains
  • Goblin Town
  • The Songs of the Hobbit
  • Credits

Language Information

3D Movie Part 1
Audio: English, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Dutch, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Thai

3D Movie Part 2
Audio: English, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese
Subtitles: Brazilian Portuguese, Latin Spanish, Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Thai, French, English, Dutch

Blu-ray 2D Movie
Audio: Castilian Spanish, Italian, French, English
Subtitles: Castilian Spanish, Italian, Dutch, French

NOTE:The first disc is located under the UV code and disc insert which is disc 1 of the 3d version as when you open it it does appear that there are only 4 out of the 5 discs by how the box is designed.1 DVD is inside the leaflet.

Disc 1 and 2 (movie part 1 and part 2) are blu-ray 3D.

Disc 3 (movie)as well as Disc 4 and 5 (appendices) are blu-ray discs.

NOTE:The subtitles may vary for the standard Bluray disc enclosed.

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It took some time for Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson to return to Middle Earth, but the wait was very much worth it. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starts off by playing strongly to its links to the previous adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, before setting off on an adventure of its own.

The first of three films based on The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey isn't a fast film to get going, but it does spent quality time introducing its key characters. Most moviegoers are more than familiar with Sir Ian McKellen's Gandalf of course, but the collection of dwarves and Martin Freeman's take on Bilbo Baggins are all brought together, and the adventure ensues. It's a journey that's punctuated by terrifically orchestrated action sequences, a swirling score, and lavish production design.

Furthermore, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has one or two real standout moments contained within its running time, not least when we finally get reunited with Gollum. The sequence where Bilbo Baggins and Gollum come face to face is as good as anything Jackson put on screen in the Lord Of The Rings films. And while The Hobbit doesn't quite capture the magic of the earlier trilogy often enough, there's a lot here to enjoy, and plenty left to look forward to. It's beautifully, beautifully presented on disc, too. --Jon Foster --This text refers to an alternate Blu-ray edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By 50 Squirrels of Grey 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Dec. 2012
Format: DVD
I was very impressed by "Hobbit". Below you will find the reasons why I liked this film so much, with some limited SPOILERS.

1. A successful combination of great fidelity to Tolkien's vision with some skilful alterations. In second part of LOTR ("Two Towers") Peter Jackson allowed himself some very considerable liberties with the characters of king Theoden of Rohan and captain Faramir of Gondor, and as a consequence he harmed this one part of his great trilogy. He clearly learned his lesson and in this film, even if there are some differences between the scenario and the original book, those modifications were done with a great skill, good taste and in deep respect with the general vision contained in Tolkien's books in general.

Amongst those successful modifications are a greater development of the story of Smaug's coming to Erebor, of dwarves wanderings and their wars with Orcs from Moria (those last elements are taken from original annexes to "Lord of the Rings") and a larger inclusion of scary and extremely creepy Dol Guldur fortress (which is only briefly mentioned in the book). There is also a longer and more dramatic chapter devoted to Great Goblin's caves, a brief but impressive look at stone giants (creatures only suggested in Tolkien's lore) and last but not least, some real screen time devoted to Radagast the Brown, an extremely odd but very, very attaching character. Radagast also shows in this film that he is definitely a force to be reckoned with and not just a sidekick - although, as Saruman venomously suggests it, he also appears to be all the time "tripping on 'shrooms"...
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362 of 394 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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