‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ DVD Details Announced!

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug was a smash hit at the box office at the end of last year, and we now have some very exciting news to share with Hobbit fans eagerly waiting to get their hands on a copy of the film.

The movie, boasting an all-star ensemble cast of Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom, is set for a home entertainment release on April 7th 2014.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy, which has been adapted by Academy Award winner, Peter Jackson. The film centres around the ongoing quest that Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the Company of Dwarves find themselves on as they continue through Middle-earth in search of Smaug; a vicious dragon who has taken residence in the home of the Dwarves. This is an epic tale filled with outstanding action and special effects.

The film arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on 7 April from Warner Home Entertainment, and features a great selection of special effects. As with all films in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings franchises, Jackson is very generous to the fans in his DVD extras. The Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray copies also include a digital version of the movie with UltraViolet.

Check out all of the special features you will find on the DVD and Blu-Ray copies when it is released in April:
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray 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

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” DVD contains the following special features:

  • 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

What do you make of the special features? Will you be pre-ordering your copy soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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