'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Pre-Orders Live!

Posted Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST by

Peter Jackson's epic return to Middle-Earth coming to Blu-ray in March is now available for pre-order!

As previously reported, Warner Brothers is preparing to release 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' on Blu-ray on March 19.

The Blu-ray 3D will also be available on the same date.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is the first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle-Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Toklien's "The Lord of the Rings" saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage). Their journey will take them through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs, giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. They must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis), who will change his life forever. Alone with Gollum on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers guile and courage that surprise him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities, tied to the fate of all Middle-Earth. Several key talent members from 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy reprise their roles, along with exciting new cast members.

Each Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth, 10 Video Blogs, 5 Theatrical Trailers, and 3 Game Trailers.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray combo pack is $35.99 and the Blu-ray 3D combo is $44.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 19.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 3D (Blu-ray)
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