Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
home-loving, house-proud Hobbit
joins his wizard friend and a band
of dwarves on a journey into unknown
and perilous lands on a quest to take
back the dwarves lost homeland and to
discover the source of evil threatening
the peace of Middle Earth in the superb
fantasy adventure based on the novels
of J R R Tolkien, The Hobbit: An
TRICKED BY HIS WIZARD FRIEND Gandalf the Grey (the wonderful Ian McKellen)
into giving up his peaceful and contented existence in The Shire to go on a
dangerous and important quest to take on dark forces, little Hobbit Bilbo Baggins
(Martin Freeman as Young Bilbo; Ian Holm as Old Bilbo) discovers a courageous
and determined core he didn't know he had in the first of a trilogy of Peter
Jackson's highly-anticipated adaptation of J R R Tolkien's enduring fantasy
masterpiece The Hobbit.
powerful and kindly wizard has become aware of a gathering storm that threatens
the lives and the peace of those who inhabit Middle Earth and Bilbo is coerced
to join Gandalf and a band of thirteen Dwarves, led by legendary warrior and
descendent of kings Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic adventure
to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor a once peaceful and
prosperous fabled city built deep within a mountain awash with jewels and gold
and, at its heart, the prized Arkenstone.
All you could wish for
in fantasy: huge
monsters, nasty enemies,
a terrific storyline
and vulnerable but well-
meaning heroes all
wonderfully put together
in such a fascinating,
compelling and so
realistic tale that you feel
part of the adventure...
Even the great Elves paid homage to the king of old, but a rift between the
two peoples spelled doom for the Dwarf kingdom when the terrifying dragon Smaug
(a fire drake from the North) attacked, bringing death and destruction before
claiming the mountain for his own.
But none offered help or sanctuary and, robbed of their heritage, the dwarves
wandered into the wasteland and, after an attempt to reclaim their home was
thwarted by a legion of fearsome and utterly ruthless Orcs riding equally deadly
Wargs, remained there until Gandalf arrived with a plan and gave them hope.
But he needed someone special to help…
The journey takes the companions through a forest looked after by Badagast the
Brown (the fine character actor Sylvester McCoy), where the mysterious and sinister
Necromancer has cast a dark shadow; puts them at the mercy of carnivorous Trolls;
and sees them trying to evade capture by the fearsome Orcs.
Having guided his friends to safety with the gentle Elves, Gandalf meets two
of his old friends, Galadriel, the Lady of Lórien (the ethereal Cate Blanchett)
and Saruman the White (the magnificent Christopher Lee), and Bilbo learns of
the legend of the rings before the companions set off for Erebor, pursued by
Orcs and stumbling upon stone giants and ghastly goblins.
Bilbo falls into the hands of the damaged and bewitched Gollum (a brilliant
interpretation by Andy Serkis, who is also the Second Unit Director), a cunning
and dangerous creature who is ruled by a desire so strong that he will do anything
to get what he wants and who will change the Hobbit's life inextricably.
In the dark tunnels far beneath the murderous goblin king's halls, Bilbo Baggins
discovers himself and finds renewed strength as he pits his wits against the
sly creature and becomes the keeper of Gollum's "precious" ring that has strange
and magical powers, and which is inextricably linked to Bilbo's adventure.
The new cut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a production of New
Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. A must-see, definitive version
for fans, it includes thirteen minutes of extra film footage extending individual
scenes and nearly nine hours of new bonus features that includes audio commentary
with Director/Producer/Screenwriter Peter Jackson and Co-Producer/Screenwriter
Philippa Boyens and also The Appendices, a multi-part documentary focusing on
various aspects of the film and the Trilogy.
Fans of Tolkien and of fantasy will be delighted to know that the second film
of the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, makes its theatrical
release on 13 December 2013.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition will be available
as a 5-disc Blu-ray 3D set that features the Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray versions
of the Extended Edition; and also as a 5-disc DVD. The Blu-ray 3D, and DVD both
include UltraVioletTM which allows consumers to download and instantly stream
the Extended Edition in high definition to a wide range of devices including
computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected
TVs and Blu-ray players.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is everything you could wish for in fantasy:
huge monsters, nasty enemies, a terrific storyline and vulnerable but well-meaning
heroes all wonderfully put together in such a fascinating, compelling and so
realistic tale that you feel part of the adventure.
The marvellous cast also includes: Elijah Wood as Frodo; James Nesbitt as Bofur;
Barry Humphries as Great Goblin; Ken Stott as Balin; Hugo Weaving as Elrond;
Aidan Turner as Killi; Dean O'Gorman as Filli; and Benedict Cumberbatch as Necromancer.
The wonderful, ethereal Music is Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by Howard
Shore; Director of Photography is Andrew Lesnie, ACS, ASC; Screenplay is by
Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, adapted from
the novel by J R R Tolkien; Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran
Walsh and Peter Jackson; Directed by Peter Jackson. The Irish Folk style Song
Of The Lonely Mountain is Performed by Neil Finn.
extended edition of Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected
Journey, the first film of the trilogy and adapted from J R R Tolkien's
The Hobbit, is released on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros
UK Entertainment in the UK on 11 November 2013.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition is all you could
wish for in fantasy: huge monsters, nasty enemies, a terrific storyline and
vulnerable but well-meaning heroes all wonderfully put together in such a fascinating,
compelling and so realistic tale that you feel part of the adventure"
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