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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD + Blu-ray Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD + Blu-ray Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Mar 24, 2013
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

The sweeping epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray in a 2-Disc Combo Pack so you can relive the adventure all over again! Find out more in the Kidzworld Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on DVD and Blu-Ray.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

If you didn't catch it in theaters, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a prequel to Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings (based on the books of JRR Tolkien). The story follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins who is convinced by Wizard Gandalf the Grey to join a quest Dwarf King Thoren Oakenshield and his men to reclaim their lost kingdom, which has been taken over by the fearsome dragon Smaug .

The Dwarves show up at Bilbos house as unexpected dinner guestsThe Dwarves show up at Bilbos house as unexpected dinner guestsCourtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Special Features

No one can argue that this 3 hour movie is lacking in spectacular scenery or action, but for true fans of the movie the DVD and Blu-Ray have lots of behind-the-scenes special features. Academy Award-Winning Director Peter Jackson takes viewers on an adventure via video journals so you can see exactly what it was like to film. Highlights include:

  • Start of Production
  • Location Scouting
  • Filming in 3D
  • Post-Production Overview
  • Wellington World Premiere.

Martin Freeman and Director Peter JacksonMartin Freeman and Director Peter JacksonCourtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Psst!: When you buy this movie on DVD and Bu-ray you can unlock a special sneak preview of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smog!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is unforgettable if you experience it in theaters and especially in 3D, but the DVD/Blu-Ray and Ultraviolet Disc Combo Pack does its best to recreate the breathtaking magic by offering it in the sharpest image possible and delivering in-depth behind-the-scenes video diaries in the special features. For any LOTR superfan, this is a must-own item, and it won't disappoint, letting you relive the adventure over and over. Check out the trailer below!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD/Blu-Ray Rating: 4


Have Your Say

What did you think of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Ultraviolet as a Combo PackCourtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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