Warner Home Video has just announced the upcoming release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, bringing PEter Jackson‘s latest Tolkien adaptation to your living rooms in March.
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.
The release will arrive as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo and a DVD Special Edition, as well as a Blu-Ray 3D combo pack.
As extras, the release will include the full suite of Peter Jackson‘s Production Videos. They allow you to enter Middle-earth of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” as the director takes you behind the scenes, on location and amidst the star-studded cast in a series of video journals that puts you in the forefront of latest in filmmaking with more than two hours of additional content. Highlights of the journals include Start of Production, Location Scouting, Filming in 3D, Post-production Overview and Wellington World Premiere among many other facets.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be available on March 19 already, for $44.95 on Blu-Ray 3D, $35.99 on Blu-Ray and $28.98 on DVD.