The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug DVD & Blu-ray release date

News Simon Brew 19 Feb 2014 - 05:47

Warner Bros has confirmed that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: There And Back Again will arrive on disc in April...

Warner Bros has now confirmed when we can expect the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. The film is set to be made available in the UK from Monday April 7th. It'll be available on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and via digital download, as you might expect.

Naturally enough, the DVD is a bit stingy, with only part 2 of the New Zealand: Home Of Middle Earth feature planned for the disc (well, on top of the film). If you opt for the Blu-ray, you get the same feature, as well as 'Peter Jackson invites you to the set', production videos and an Ed Sheeran music video. It's little secret that there'll be extended cuts of each of The Hobbit films, and once more it seems that some supplements are being held back for that.

The final part of The Hobbit cinematic saga, There And Back Again, will be released in cinemas on Friday 12th December 2014.

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just release the Extended versions,sod these Theatrical versions :p

Kinda wish Hobbit 3 was still to be released in July,looking forward to it as i have really enjoyed parts 1 and 2

"Warner Bros has confirmed that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: There And Back Again will arrive on disc in April"

No they didn't. They said "Warner Bros has now confirmed when we can expect the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug".

If their cunning plan is to put all the extras on the Blu-ray rather than the DVD to try and get me on to Blu-ray then they're going to fail, I can never be bothered watching the extras.

One day I might watch a film with the commentary of the Key Grip's second cousin's left nut, but I doubt it.

It does have a lot to say on the matter to be fair.

April 7th.....Game of Thrones or this.......that would be Thrones then please.

Have you never watched any of the Appendices material from the LOTR and Hobbit extended DVD/Bluray sets? If you enjoyed any of these films at all, I'd urge you to give the extras a try because they are truly worth it. They aren't thrown in just to fill up disc space or bleed our wallets dry (though I understand the grumbling about the way Warner Brothers is handling the Hobbit releases). They are really well made and effective. Unless you are adamantly against seeing material which might spoil the 'movie magic', I can guarantee that you will not regret watching them.

The Appendices material is absorbing, entertaining, delightful and quite revealing about the process of making these films. If you like the films but aren't invested in the world of Middle Earth, I do think you will still appreciate the incredible achievements of the whole cast and crew. Even people who liked the LOTR trilogy but had problems with the Hobbit films admit to enjoying the Appendices and watching them several times.

Anyway, if you ever decide to break your rule of never watching extras, the LOTR/Hobbit films should be at the top of your list.

"Warner Bros has confirmed that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: There And Back Again will arrive on disc in April..."

"The final part of The Hobbit cinematic saga, There And Back Again, will be released in cinemas on Friday 12th December 2014."

I'm so confused!!! The curse of the colon film title is biting us in the ass

Well, I'll be waiting until november for the Extended Edition. If you do it do it right!

And it's still wrong after 6 hours! Come on Den, fix the headline else I will be expecting Part 3 in April on Blue-ray and will be sad.

I'm not buying any of the Hobbit films until the extended versions are all available in a BluRay Boxset

Yeah, I'm waiting on the EEs. Ender's Game and Hunger Games are the next big buys in the blu-ray market for me.

Extended blu for me.

It doesn't matter. For the extended cut, they put all the special features on the DVD as well.

The audio commentaries (especially the cast commentaries on the LotR extended editions) are also great extras! You might think that sitting through a 3.5-4 hour long movie with a bunch of people talking over it would be annoying, but it's so much fun to listen to.

I also love the other extras on both the theatrical and extended releases of the LotR series. The "Cameras in Middle-Earth" documentaries are entertaining and very interesting to watch, as are pretty much all the other documentaries and extras on the DVDs. I can't think of many other movies that include as many great extras as the LotR series does. I probably spent at least as much time watching those as I did watching the actual movies after awhile (even to the point of quoting them...lol). The web logs featured in the Hobbit:AUJ theatrical DVD are a lot of fun, although you can see all of them on youtube. The ~9 hours of extras on the extended edition make it even more worth it than the extended scenes themselves.

its better not to rush the third film. that film will be critical

The extras are sometimes more worth than the movies.. with so many revolutionary techniques of film making. They are a journey in their own right

I made the mistake of buying the first blu ray release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when it first came out then I had to buy the extended version when it was released. I'm not doing that again. I'll rent it on Netflix in April but I'll save my money and buy the extended version of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when it comes out in November or December (it will be my Christmas gift to myself) I am tired of these studios doing this, just release the extended version instead of trying to make more money off of us.

I'm not buying TH: An Unexpected Journey until they release a De-Extended version that isn't rubbish.

Who cares about this edition when the extended version is out a few months later ? I'll wait til the extended versions trilogy boxset. Probably for Christmas 2015.

Same :)

I love the series so much I'm buying them extended bluray now because i need to be able to watch them again and again. And when the box set comes out I'll buy that too. It will go great with my 15 disk LOTR extended bluray.

Does anyone has the faintest idea that when the Hobbit and LOTR will be packaged together there will be changes made in the LOTR films. do any of you want that ? Do any of want Ian Holm in the caves to be replaced by Martin Freeman or Thranduil included in the War of LasT Alliance

I feel better now knowing your plans for purchasing the Hobbit. Thank you

you are quite welcome! I'm just doing my part in answering the world's most important questions. :)

I suppose if you are into porn, gore and crap story telling, yes go for Game of Turds over Tolkien story telling.

Wow. That was insightful.

The Directors name is Peter Jackson, not George Lucas, so hopefully this won't happen.

Hahahahahahaha love you

When will the extended edition be released? Or does it come out on the same date?

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