Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Available Now

Just a little reminder that as of now, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is available nationwide (and few other countries) in multiple different formats without that Star Trek crap that Paramount pulls on their releases where special features vary from store to store and format to format. Nope, here it is thankfully the same. In this case the special features are a behind the scenes look at the film based mostly on Jackson's video blogs and music video. The real goodies are being saved the Extended Edition due sometime around Christmas. Hit the links to order from Amazon, with note on average price for each format.

Versions: BR + DVD + Ultraviolet ($23) | 3D BR + BR + DVD + Ultraviolet ($25) | 2 disc DVD ($17) | Limited Edition Book Ends + 3D Combo Pack ($80)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Behind the Scenes of the Creation of Laketown

Weta Digital has posted a new behind the scenes video for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The video covers the creation of Lakedown from concept to its pure CGI creation. The home video release of the movie is next Tuesday.

New LOTR Video Game: Shadows of Mordor Trailer

A new video game based on the Lord the of the Rings and The Hobbit movies is coming out on October 7th. Called Shadow of Mordor, is set in the 60 year gap between the two trilogies as players control the ranger Talion. It seems the story is original but uses the designs and ideas from the movies. The game will be released on Playstation 4, XBox One and PC.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Hobbit: There and Back Again End Credits

In a bit of April Fools' fun, here is someone's version of the end credits for The Hobbit: There and Back Again with song "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" performed by Leonard Nimoy. I just like the nice artwork.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gets Early Digital Release

If you are a digital only buyer, then good news. iTunes and Amazon have posted the digital copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug early along with extras at a cost of $19.99. As a result of that price, I highly recommend just save your hard earned money and instead wait for the official April 8th Blu-ray release of the movie as can get the combo edition with Blu-ray disc, DVD and UltraViolet digital copy for a few dollars more. Now I will be the first to admit that UltraViolet is absolute crap compared to iTunes but regardless the physical copy is still more bang for your buck even if don't own a Blu-ray player. Even better the extra features are the same regardless if get iTunes or physical copy as both come with "Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set" and "New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth: Part 2." Still if you are needing that early The Hobbit hit, click the links to pick your virtual source: iTunes | Amazon.