Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies World Premiere Set

In a video (below), some of the cast from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies revealed that the World Premiere for the movie will be on December 1 in London, England at Leicaster Square. Considering most of the core cast and crew are either from the UK or from New Zealand probably most of them will be there. Part of it will include a live stream.

Behind the Scenes Clip from The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition

The main reasons you really should consider getting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition isn't the extra 25 minutes of scenes but really the best behind the scenes documentary ever made for movies that is collectively called "The Appendices". No other movie does it as well. Below is a clip from the section called "Barrels Out of Bond: The Elven Sluice" that hints at both the very low tech approach (foot powered locomotion) and the high tech (whole lot of CGI) that was part of making the barrel escape sequence. The extended edition will be released on November 4th. To pre-order from Amazon: Blu-Ray + Digital HD | DVD | Blu-ray 3D Amazon Exclusive Set

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jackson Talks Final Battle in The Hobbit and Images from Movie

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly The Hobbit trilogy director Peter Jackson provided a few hints (and images) about the the titles' Battle of Five Armies that will be a 45 minute long finale to the entire trilogy. Below his comments on the logistics of planning the battle and click here to see his over all plan on how the armies merge on the Erebor battlefield. In addition The One Ring has posted 27 images from the movie, those can be found here.
“There’s a lot of logistics that have to be thought through,” says Jackson. “We have dwarves and men and elves and orcs, all with different cultures, with different weapons, and different shields and patterns and tactics.”

“Before we could loose the first arrow, we had to design the landscape itself and figure out, ‘Okay, if we have 10,000 orcs, how much room are they going to take up?’?” Jackson says. “?‘Are they going to fill up the valley or look like a speck?’ Then we could start drawing the arrows on the schematics.”

“Tolkien uses eagles in a way that can be kind of awkward because they tend to show up out of the blue and change things pretty quickly,” says the director. “So here they’re just part of the plan, not the saviors. I mean, I do realize that if the eagles had just been able to bring Frodo to Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings and let him drop the ring in, those movies would have been much shorter.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Zealand Air's New Hobbit Safety Video

New Zealand Air, the "official airline of Middle-earth", has released their latest safety video based on The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Called "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" it ties in the usual airline safety instructions with Middle-earth and some of the cast and crew of The Hobbit.

New Main Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

WB has released the latest poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies that will probably be the key art work used to advertise the film and probably later on the Blu-ray release.