Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Honest Trailer and HISHE for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

For your amusement here are the Honest Trailer and How It Should Have Ended videos for the just released on home video The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.



The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Home Video Out Now

Just a friendly reminder that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now available (at least in the US) on Blu-ray and DVD. Hit the links here to order from Amazon or at least get the details on the extra features. To order rom Amazon, click here: 3D Combo Pack | Combo Pack | DVD

So far it seems that thanks to cover gimmicks and the like the average cost depending on store for the Combo Pack is around $25, the 3D combo pack is around $28. and DVD for $15. The extended edition is still expected sometime around Christmas time but no details yet.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Visual Effects of The Battle of the Five Armies

Weta Digital has posted to their YouTube channel the below video that provides a bit of a peek in how they did some of amazing VFX sequences in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Home Video Release Details

Warner Bros. has now released the details on the home video release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies theatrical version. The movie will be out on March 24, 2015 and come in Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (3D BR + BR + DVD + digital copy), Blu-ray Combo Pack (BR + DVD + digital copy) and DVD. The special features titles are listed but no specifics on what each will show but expect it to be the usual behind the scenes/sales pitch stuff of previous releases. The detailed behind the scenes stuff is going to be part of the Extended Edition that will be released at the end of the year. To pre-order from Amazon, click here: 3D Combo Pack | Combo Pack (not yet available) | DVD

Special features:
- Recruiting the Five Armies
- Completing Middle-earth
- The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
- The Last Goodbye Music Video
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 3

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The One Ring Explained

Below is the second part to the history of Middle-Earth that explains The One Ring. Not just its origins but why Sauron created the Rings and what about their creation and eventual destruction that led to the end of magic. Even if you love the films this still provides a little extra context that is worth watching.