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EXCLUSIVE – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Home Video release

February 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm by greendragon  - 

DofS box set2Read about it here at TORn before this information is available anywhere else! Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we can now bring you all the official information about when you will be able to take home The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  These are the release dates worldwide:

UK                           APRIL 7

USA                         APRIL 8

SPAIN                     APRIL 8

MEXICO                APRIL 8

CANADA                APRIL 8

ITALY                     APRIL 9

GERMANY            APRIL 11

FRANCE                APRIL 16

NETHERLANDS  APRIL 16

BELGIUM              APRIL 16

AUSTRALIA          APRIL 16

BRAZIL                  APRIL 17

As ever, there are various options to choose from in your quest to own the Precious. Here’s what the WB press release tells us will be available in the US:

DofS box set           “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be available on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $105.43, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98.  The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection and features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; only 25,000 will be available in the U.S. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition.  All versions include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.*  Fans can also own The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Digital HD on April 8th via purchase from digital retailers.”

And what exactly will be on these DVDs and Blu-rays? Read on – more from the press release:

“BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit and Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: All in a Day’s Work – Experience the film’s challenges and demands, and journey alongside the director into Mirkwood, Lake-town and Dale as the movie’s most intense, pivotal scenes are created
  • Production Videos – Watch production come to life as Peter Jackson gives you an inside look at the making of the film
  • New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2 – Travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-earth
  • “I See Fire” Music Video – Ed Sheeran’s beautiful theme song from the film is illuminated with this intimate music video

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting April 8th, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.”

As soon as we have further information about what packages and formats will be available worldwide, we’ll bring you those details. Meanwhile, here’s a basic summary of what will be on sale in the US:

DofS blurayLimited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack             $105.43

Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack                                                               $44.95

Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                                     $35.99

2-disc DVD Amaray (WS)                                                           $28.98

Get ready to bring home a dragon! Don’t forget, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is still showing in quite a number of theatres, so you may be able to get your big screen Middle-earth fix whilst you wait the remaining weeks to get your hands on your own, personal copy.

Posted in Blu-Ray, Collectibles, DVD/Blu-Ray, DVDs, Ed Sheeran, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Peter Jackson, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros. on February 18, 2014 by