The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Buyer’s Guide


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The world Tolkien created is deeply loved by millions of fans all over the world. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is another great film produced by Peter Jackson. This film was visually spectacular, and now the time has come to bring it home.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8th. This buyer’s guide will include Blu-ray, DVD and digital options.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On 3D Blu-ray

Buy From Amazon

This includes a 3D Blu-ray disc, 3 Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. The price of this movie is $27.99 from Amazon.com. This purchase includes the following special features:






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Blu-ray Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • Production Videos
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2
  • “I See Fire” Music Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray Disc Set

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Edition 3D Blu-ray disc set includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends. Five disc come with this set: a 3D Blu-ray disc, 3 Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The price of this set is $79.99 from Amazon.com. There will only be 25,000 made, so it may be wise to pre-order this one.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On Blu-ray

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This includes a Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray disc has the movie in 1080p video with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. This disc set comes with all of the extras included with the 3D Blu-ray disc set. The price of this movie is $22.99 from Amazon.com.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug On DVD

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This case only includes two DVDs. The video is in standard definition with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD comes with a digital copy. The digital copy can be redeemed with UltraViolet. The DVD cost $18.99. The DVD comes with the following special features.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • Production Videos
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2
  • “I See Fire” Music Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Vudu

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Vudu is offering 2D and 3D versions of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Both versions come with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and 3 bonus features. When you buy the 3D version you get the 2D version as well. The 3D bundle cost $31.99. The 2D version alone cost $19.99.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Vudu Special Features

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit
  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From iTunes

Buy From iTunes

Buy From iTunes

iTunes offers The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for $19.99. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from iTunes comes in 1080p video with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. iTunes is not currently listing any extras.This purchase can be played on iOS devices, Apple TV, Macs and PCs. You can download or stream this purchase.








The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Target Ticket

Buy From Target Ticket

Buy From Target Ticket

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Target Ticket cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. With this purchase you will get a few extras. However, the extras are not listed. This purchase can play on various devices. This purchase can be played through Smart TVs, Xbox 360, iOS devices and Android devices.








The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Cinema Now

Buy From Cinema Now

Buy From Cinema Now

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Cinema Now cost $22.00. It comes in 1080p resolution with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Cinema Now does not come with any extras. This purchase can be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, PCs, Roku and Android devices.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Amazon Instant

Buy From Amazon Instant

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Amazon Instant cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound.
With this purchase you will get a bonus features. Unfortunately, Amazon does not list the included bonus features. The main devices that this purchase can be played on is Amazon’s line of Kindle tablets. This purchase can also be played through Blu-ray players, Smart TVs, current and previous generation game consoles, iOS devices, Macs, PCs and Roku. It will not play on non-Kindle Android devices.






The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug From Google Play

Buy From Google Play

Buy From Google Play

Movie from Google Play cost $19.99. It comes in 1080p resolution with stereo sound. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from Google Play does not come with any extras. It can be played through Chrome and Android device, some Smart TVs, Macs and PCs. Recently, Google announced the Google Play app for iOS. After installing the Google Play app from the Apple App Store, you can watch movies from Google Play on iOS devices.





Wrap Up

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a fun movie to have and a must-have for any fan of Tolkien’s world. I am sure many fans will hold out for the extended version, but the Limited Edition disc set is pretty tempting.



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