Contest: Win ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Extended Edition’ on Blu-ray!

Sometimes small things come in big packages. Such was the case when Peter Jackson decided to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s slim novel ‘The Hobbit’ into a trilogy of three epic movies. As if that weren’t enough, each of them keeps getting longer. The new Extended Edition of the last installment, ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, hits Blu-ray this week, and we’re giving away a copy.

To win a copy of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Extended Edition‘ (2D version) on Blu-ray, all you have to do is participate in our photo caption contest by giving us a funny or clever caption for the following image. Click to enlarge:

For example: “Is it too on-the-nose to say this franchise is going downhill?”

We have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away. The winner will be chosen at our own subjective discretion based on whichever responses we enjoy the most. Entries are limited to 10 per person. That should give you plenty of opportunity to craft a good submission, but will also help us to avoid any potential appearance of awarding prizes based on volume rather than quality. (Please heed this limit. You will be taken out of consideration if you submit more than 10 entries.) All entries must be submitted in the Comments section of this blog post. Please do not attempt to email them to me.

This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.

The deadline for entry is Friday, November 7th. The winners will be announced the following week. Good luck!


  1. Timcharger

    99 barrels of dwaves in the stream,
    99 barrels of dwaves,
    take one down,
    pass it around…

    Wait, this is the extended edition!

    …999 barrels of dwaves in the stream,
    999 barrels..

  2. Lord Bowler

    “You WILL get wet on this ride”

    “This lazy river is getting pretty rough”

    “If anyone sees a banjo player, RUN!!”

  3. William Henley

    Property of Universal Studios Orlando Ride Concept Department. This replaces the now disfunct Jaws ride

  4. Jorge Munoz

    “Jack Sparrow” by Michael Bolton is playing in the background. It will do so throughout the duration of the film, 8 hours in its trimmed version. It will also play during the opening credits of the third and final chapter, slightly longer . Though it cannot be heard, they are all mouthing “holy [email protected]#t!”.

  5. Matt Miller

    “We are gonna need a bigger boat.”

    “Ride in the barrels Bilbo said. It will be fun he said.”

    “These barrels were definitely not filled with malt beer.”

    “Hey I just freed you and this is crazy , but jump in these barrels. You’ll live….maybe.”

  6. Matt Miller

    “Waterboarding….you’re doing it wrong.”

    “And that’s how the game Barrel of Monkeys was invented.”

  7. Nobody told us we would be knee deep in 40 year old scotch
    My name is Jack, Jack Daniels
    I don’t often ride down a river in a barrel, but when /I do I prefer single malt

  8. Timcharger

    Little (pun not intended) did they know, this was their Rosa Parks moment.
    The dwarves refused to give up their place in line at Disneyland’s River
    Barrel Ride. You-must-be-this-tall-to-ride is ruled unconstitutional years
    later as the result of these brave dwarves. No longer do dwarves today
    have the shame of “separate-but-equal” amusement park rides.

  9. Kyle

    Balin: “All we would need is some fish, and these orcs would literally be shooting fish in a barrel. God knows they aren’t going to hit us.”
    Thorin: “Spoilers!, Balin.”

  10. Kyle

    Fili: “Boy, I hope I don’t get left behind.”
    Kili: (Reading the book) “Nope, nothing in here, we should be good.”