The morning, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, bringing the trilogy to a close on home video as well in March with its theatrical cut.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
Following their usual release pattern for the films, Warner Brothers Home Entertainment is releasing this theatrical cut of the final installment of “The Hobbit” series of films as a rather slim edition, which will undoubtedly be followed up by an extended special edition later in the year.
Among the bonus materials found on this release are the Featurettes ”Recruiting the Five Armies,” “Completing Middle-earth,” “The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes” and ” New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 3”.
The release will also contain the Music Video ”The Last Goodbye”.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is ready for attack on March 24 for $44.98 as a Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD + DigitalHD combo pack, $44.98 as a Blu-Ray/DVD + DigitalHD combo pack and $29.98 as a 2-disc DVD.