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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition Buyer’s Guide


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Peter Jackson continues to bring to life the world created by J.R. R. Tolkien. It is one of the oldest fantasy sagas brought to life. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition is available for digital download and will soon be available on Blu-ray and DVD. There were fans who disliked the 48 frame per second release of the film in theaters, but that is not an issue for the home release. The movies made by Peter Jackson are visually stunning spectacles in the theater and the fun of buying the movies for home is getting behind the scenes information.

For this buyer’s guide we will include the disc sets and the digital download options.

Here are the extras that come with the Blu-ray disc sets:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
on Blu-ray and DVD special features:

  • The Filmmakers’ Commentary: Director/writer/producer Peter Jackson and writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens provide their perspective and stories on creating the first film.
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth: From Matamata to Queenstown, travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand, transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-Earth.
  • The Appendices Part 7: A Long-Expected Journey: A 14-part chronological history of the filming of An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, and the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
  • The individual chapters (and notice that a lot of them take titles from individual chapters of The Hobbit) include:
    • The Journey Back to Middle-Earth
    • Riddles in the Dark: Gollum’s Cave
    • An Unexpected Party: Bag End
    • Roast Mutton: Trollshaws Forest
    • Bastion of the Greenwood: Rhosgobel
    • A Short Rest: Rivendell and London
    • Over Hill: The Misty Mountains
    • Under Hill: Goblin Town
    • Out of the Frying Pan: The Forest Ledge
    • Return to Hobbiton: The Shire
    • The Epic of Scene 88: Strath Taieri
    • The Battle of Moria: Azanulbizar
    • Edge of the Wilderland: Pick-ups and the Carrock
    • Home Is Behind, the World Is Ahead
  • The Appendices Part 8: Return to Middle-Earth: Another selection of documentaries and featurettes await, further detailing the development, design and production of An Unexpected Journey.
  • The Company of Thorin: Explores the characters and backgrounds of the five families of dwarves and the company of actors chosen to play Thorin’s company on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain. Chapters include:
    • Assembling the Dwarves
    • Thorin, Fili and Kili
    • Balin and Dwalin
    • Oin and Gloin
    • Dori, Nori and Ori
    • Bifur, Bofur and Bombur
  • Mr. Baggins: The 14th Member: A revealing look at the film’s charismatic and talented lead actor, Martin Freeman.
  • Durin’s Folk: Creating the Dwarves Reveals the journey and process of designing, conceptualizing and physically realizing the dwarves in The Hobbit.
  • The Peoples and Denizens of Middle-Earth: Focuses on the realization of new characters and creatures encountered in the first film, from casting to characterization to physical and digital design. Chapters include:
    • The Stone Trolls
    • Radagast the Brown
    • Goblins
    • Azog the Defiler
  • Realms of the Third Age: From Bag End to Goblin Town: Follows the creation of the Middle-Earth locations from conceptual design to set and prop building to fully digital realities. Realms explored include:
    • Hobbiton
    • Rhosgobel
    • The Misty Mountains
    • Goblin Town
  • The Songs of The Hobbit: A look at the realization of Tolkien’s songs in An Unexpected Journey.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Extended Edition on Blu-ray

Buy

The Blu-ray set contains 3 Blu-ray disc as well a Digital HD UltraViolet copy. The audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1. It is priced on $24.99.







The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended
Edition on 3D Blu-ray

Buy

The Blu-ray set contains 5 Blu-ray disc as well a Digital HD UltraViolet copy. The cost for this set is $39.99.








The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended
Edition Blu-ray Amazon Exclusive

Buy

This Amazon exclusive comes with the Blu-ray disc set and a Limited Edition Bilbo and Gollum Statue. It cost $59.99.






The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Extended Edition 3D Blu-ray Amazon Exclusive

Buy

This Amazon exclusive comes with the 3D Blu-ray disc set and a Limited Edition Bilbo and Gollum Statue. It cost $69.99.





The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended
Edition Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive

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There is not much information available for this Walmart exclusive except for the price. This post will be updated as soon as more information becomes available. It is has a listed price of $32.98
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UPDATE: On Novemmber 5th I visited my local Walmart for more information regarding The Hobbit Extended Edition exclusive. According to the staff, there were no exclusive disc sets at their location. Walmart.com still does not provide any distinguishing information for their exclusive disc sets.





The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended
Edition 3D Blu-ray Walmart Exclusive

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Like the Blu-ray Walmart exclusive there is currently limited information. You will get the added benefit of a 3D disc for this set $49.48.

UPDATE: The latest information regarding the Walmart exclusives is listed under the 2D Blu-ray Walmart exclusive.






The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Extended Edition on DVD

Buy

To get all of the special features the DVD set contains 5 disc. Oddly, this set cost $24.49, only 50 cents less than the Blu-ray disc set.







The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended
Edition on Amazon Instant

Buy

Amazon Instant is offering The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with bonus features. The movie has stereo audio. You will get 48 minutes of bonus features with this purchase. It cost $19.99 for this purchase.






The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Extended Edition on Vudu

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iconUsually, Vudu offers a decent amount of extra features, but that is not the case with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. You get the extended version of the film only for a price of $19.99.








The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Extended Edition from iTunes

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition from iTunes cost $19.99 and it comes with plenty of special features in iTunes Extras.








The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition iTunes Extras

  • The Appendices Part 7: A Long-Expected Journey: A 14-part chronological history of the filming of An Unexpected Journey, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, the boot camp training for the main cast, and the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
  • The Appendices Part 8: Return to Middle-Earth: Another selection of documentaries and featurettes await, further detailing the development, design and production of An Unexpected Journey.
  • The Company of Thorin: Explores the characters and backgrounds of the five families of dwarves and the company of actors chosen to play Thorin’s company on the Quest of the Lonely Mountain. Chapters include:
    • Assembling the Dwarves
    • Thorin, Fili and Kili
    • Balin and Dwalin
    • Oin and Gloin
    • Dori, Nori and Ori
    • Bifur, Bofur and Bombur


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on Google Play

Google Play does not currently offer The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Editon.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on Target Ticket

Target Ticket does not currently offer The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Editon.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on CinemaNow

CinemaNow is not offering the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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Lawrence Stansberry studied film production at San Jose State University. He loves movies and enjoys studying technology. Outside of those interest, Lawrence likes to travel and eat great food made with a lot of love.