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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug First Footage Unveiled By Peter Jackson
Fans who bought the Blu-ray of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey got the chance today to get the first look at the next chapter, The Desolation of Smaug, in a livestream event hosted by Peter Jackson. We were there, Blu-ray Ultraviolet code in hand, to watch it all play out through the magic of the Internet and Weta (well, probably-- they tend to be involved in every cool Hobbit-related thing at this point).
This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables And More
It’s been a while since movie fans encountered such a stacked week for release. Several Academy Award winners are in the pile, as well as some favorites from directors Peter Jackson and Judd Apatow. Read on to learn about some of this week’s best releases, and maybe even a few that slipped under your radar.
The Hobbit Blu-ray Infograph Gets Up Close And Personal With The Characters
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been prepping for its epic Blu-ray and DVD release on March 22. To celebrate, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has put together another awesome infograph taking a look at some of the characters living in Middle-earth. The infograph does give some simplistic facts for what are extremely complex characters, but at the very least, the infograph looks really good.
The Hobbit Blu-ray Infograph Reveals Facts About Hobbits, Elves And Dwarves
If history is any indication, home entertainment sets for Middle-earth oriented films have also always been pretty expansive and intricate and An Unexpected Journey seems as if it will follow the success of its Lord of the Rings counterparts. That’s a release that is certainly worth celebrating, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment isn’t shirking on giving fans some excellent extras, including an infograph explaining the “unique features” of hobbits, dwarves, and elves.
Watch Gary Busey Sing A Horny Hobbit Rap Song
Earlier this year, we shared a video from The Busey Zone that showed Busey in a restful moment, on a lovely hillside pondering the lives of hobbits. f you thought that was the end of Busey's thoughts on the sex lives of hobbits, count yourself as very, very wrong. This time he shakes it up with a song.
All The Details On The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray And DVD
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download much sooner than expected. The first film in Peter Jackson’s newest trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novel, The Hobbit, only hit theaters on December 14, but the home entertainment release will have a fairly quick turnaround.
Watch The Hobbit Get 18 Sequels In A Funny Saturday Night Live Sketch
Think two additional Hobbit movies is a bit excessive? How about eighteen? Last night's episode of Saturday Night Live imagined such a scenario with a fake movie trailer that promotes these possible Hobbit followups, and includes a snippet of footage from a few of them. Among them, The Hobbit II: Trying to Split a Complicated Dinner Bill.
Parody Video Explains How The Hobbit Should Have Ended
Because J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before ever imagining that it would turn into The Lord of the Rings, the book really doesn't have that many details about what the One Ring really is. Sure, the story includes Gollum calling the ring his "Precious" and it still has the ability to turn its wearer invisible, but the subject of Sauron, Mordor, and Mount Doom never really come up in Tolkien's first Middle-earth book and the jewelry's history is never actually explained.
The Hobbit Featurettes Take You Into The Making Of Gollum, The Goblin King And More
Peter Jackson's Middle-earth films are thrilling and entertaining in their own right as adventure films, but they are also just as much about spectacle. And that's where the work of Weta Digital comes in. The visual effects company first got the opportunity to show off its skills with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and even before Andy Serkis' motion-captured Gollum appeared on screen for the first time audiences were floored by the visual wonder of it all.
The Hobbit's Dwarves Creep And Frolic In NZ Music Video
The kiwi band Claude Rains had a bit of fun with some of the film's cast in a special Hobbit Version music video for their sweet song "You Say." As band mates Murray Hewitt, Heather Weir, and Andrew Bain play guitar, tambourine and bass respectively, they are surrounded by off-duty dwarves James Nesbitt (Bofur), Stephen Turner (Kili), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Jed Brophy (Nori), Adam Brown (Ori), and Mark Hadlow (Dori).
Gary Busey Wants To Discuss Hobbits And Hobbitism With You
When he's not working, Busey is pondering some of life's more confounding questions, like what's the deal with hobbits? In this bizarre video, Busey considers the Halflings of Middle Earth at length, explaining to no one in particular about their habits, preference for cockroach jewelry, and their indecipherable genders. Check it out and be awe-struck.
The Hobbit Has Made So Much That New Zealand Wants Its Money Back
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been out for little more than a month and yet has already pulled in more than $886 million worldwide. While this should be all around great news for film's director Peter Jackson and its distributor Warner Bros., its meteoric rise has inspired a rabblerousing politician to demand about $56 million dollars be refunded
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