Ringer TheHutt writes to tell of us a couple of interesting theatrical edition box set options of The Hobbit for fans that include all three films plus a bonus — a replica of Bilbo’s journal.
TheHutt tells us that German shop Amazon.de lists two exclusive BluRay versions — one for 2D and one for 3D.
Each boxset contains the three “Hobbit” films in Steelbook packaging (i.e., the cases are made of metal). What’s even more interesting about them: they contain a replica of Bilbo’s Journal – his diary which later became the actual Red Book of Westmarch.
If one doesn’t mind German inscriptions on the covers, it might be an interesting collecting item: the discs with the film itself are region-free (can be played on American players) and contain English audio and subtitles.
- The Hobbit Trilogy (Steelbook Edition with Bilbo’s Journal, 2D version): EUR49.99 at Amazon.de.
- The Hobbit Trilogy (Steelbook Edition with Bilbo’s Journal, 3D+2D version): EUR74.99 at Amazon.de.
A similar BluRay edition is also available in the UK. It has a slightly worse standard boxset art (“Dragon eating his own tail”) and loses the steelbooks, but still contains the same journal. Only a 3D version is available at Amazon.co.uk. The BluRays are, once again, region-free an can be played on American players.
- The Hobbit Trilogy (with Bilbo’s Journal, 3D+2D edition): £33 at Amazon.co.uk.
There seems no comparable versions of the trilogy planned in the Americas. So far, the only instance of Bilbo’s Journal sighted online is an release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies exclusive to Walmart Canada. It also contains the journal and costs CA$29.96.
- The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet + Journal) (Walmart Exclusive): CA$29.96 at Walmart.ca.