The Hobbit Trilogy (DVD)

Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Barcode
6003805928221
Department
Movies & TV
Released
13 Apr 2015
Format
DVD
Region
Region 2
Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures
Number of Discs
3
Age Restriction
10 - 12 PGV
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Release Year
2012
Running Time
182 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Based On A Novel / Dragons / Fantasy / Fantasy Worlds / Sequel / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$296.2 million
Official Website
http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html
Ratings
IMDb
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
64% 83%
Metacritic
58
Synopsis
Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) joins Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a band of dwarves on a treacherous quest to a distant mountain in this epic fantasy adventure adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel by the creative forces behind the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. Peter Jackson directs a screenplay he co-penned with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, and Elijah Wood co-star.
Poster
Poster for Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Cast & Crew
Director
Peter Jackson
Star
Cate Blanchett / Ian McKellen / Richard Armitage / Martin Freeman / Ian Holm / Elijah Wood
Source Writer
J.R.R. Tolkien / Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Executive Producer
Peter Jackson / Fran Walsh
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"At its best, it recaptures the RINGS movies’ breadth, detail, and staggering sense of beauty. Jackson retains the sense of an entire world created on a vast scope for a film."
Tasha Robinson (13 Dec 2012, )
Sight and Sound
“It’s a far more humorous fantasy than RINGS, seeing absurdity in grandeur and vice versa.”
Andrew Osmond (1 Feb 2013, )
Total Film
"Freeman’s the all-too-human face of Jackson’s gargantuan vision, his performance indicating that the emotional stakes will keep pace with the ramped-up challenges ahead..."
Matthew Leyland (13 Dec 2012, )
Wall Street Journal
"Gollum is back in all his scrofulous glory, and several set pieces fill the screen with a wealth of detail that would have left Tolkien reeling in astonishment."
(13 Dec 2012, )

Movie

Title
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Release Year
2013
Running Time
161 min
Language
English
Working Title
Hobbit, Part 2
Alternate Title
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - An IMAX 3D Experience
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Adventure / Dragons / Fantasy / Jewels / Swords & Sorcery
US Box Office
$258.4 million
Official Website
http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html
Ratings
IMDb
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes®
74% 85%
Metacritic
66
Synopsis
Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY left off. Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
Poster
Poster for Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Cast & Crew
Director
Peter Jackson
Star
Orlando Bloom / Ian McKellen / Richard Armitage / Luke Evans / Martin Freeman / Evangeline Lilly / James Nesbitt / Lee Pace / Ken Stott
Voice
Benedict Cumberbatch
Co-Star
Cate Blanchett / Dallas Barnett / John Bell / Manu Bennett / Nick Blake / Jed Brophy / Adam Brown / John Callen / John Colbert / Peter Colbert / Stephen Colbert / Greg Ellis / Stephen Fry / Ryan Gage / Tim Gordon / Mark Hadlow / Craig Hall / Peter Hambleton / Ray Henwood / Stephen Hunter / Katie Jackson / Norman Kali / Eli Kent / Robin Kerr / Kelly Kilgour / William Kircher / Simon London / Lawrence Makoare / Sylvester McCoy / Evelyn McGee-Colbert / Graham McTavish / Ben Mitchell / Mark Mitchinson / Mary Nesbitt / Peggy Nesbitt / Carter Nixon / Dean O'Gorman / Jabez Olssen / Sarah Peirse / Mikael Persbrandt / Brian Sergent / Allan Smith / Matt Smith / Aidan Turner / Stephen Ure / Peter Vere-Jones / Zane Weiner / Richard Whiteside
Screenwriter
Philippa Boyens / Guillermo Del Toro / Peter Jackson / Fran Walsh
Source Writer
J.R.R. Tolkien / Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Composer
Conrad Pope / Howard Shore
Director of Photography
Richard Bluck / Andrew Lesnie
Hairstylist
Peter King
Assistant Director
Carolynne Cunningham / Bruno DuBois / Liz Tan
Sound
David Farmer / Dave Whitehead
Sound Re-Recording
Christopher Boyes / Michael Hedges / Michael Semanick
Stunt Coordinator
Glenn Boswell
Set Decorator
Simon Bright / R.A. Vincent
Makeup
Peter King
Post-Production Supervisor
Joshua Levinson
Music Director
Karen Elliott
Visual Effects Designer
Weta Digital
Production Manager/UPM
Belinda Lee Hope / Sarah Morris / Zane Weiner / Brigitte Yorke
Animation
Weta Digital
Camera Operator
Simon Harding / Rob Marsh / Peter McCaffrey / Cameron McLean
Special Effects Supervisor
Kevin Romond
Supervising Art Director
Simon Bright
Animation Supervisor
David Clayton / Eric Reynolds
Special Makeup Effects
Richard Taylor
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Jackson remains a skilled purveyor of derring-do."
A.A. Dowd (12 Dec 2013, )
Chicago Sun-Times
"Peter Jackson’s 3D visuals are as breathtaking as ever....Dwarves and hobbits and elves share the screen with giant spiders and oversized bees and other amazing creatures, and it all looks hyper-realistic."
Richard Roeper (11 Dec 2013, )
Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "A huge improvement on the previous instalment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and delivers spectacle by the ton."
Nick De Semlyen (6 Dec 2013, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Jackson's direction is spiky and majestic....[T]he dragon is, quite simply, a marvel..." -- Grade: A-
Owen Gleiberman (20 Dec 2013, )
Film Comment
"The good news is that THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is a marvelous film, better paced, emotionally richer, and more tonally confident than JOURNEY."
Film Comment Staff (12 Dec 2013, )
Hollywood Reporter
"Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose."
Todd McCarthy (6 Dec 2013, )
Los Angeles Times
"Jackson's latest go at Tolkien's treasured HOBBIT story gets closer to that rich alchemy of fantasy, adventure, imagination and emotion that made his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy such a triumph."
Betsy Sharkey (11 Dec 2013, )
RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The thematic elements are in place, the emotional tension is highly strung, and the action unfolds in a wave like the fire erupting from the dragon's mouth, overtaking all in its path."
Sheila O'Malley (13 Dec 2013, )
Rolling Stone
"Smaug is a bloody wonder of slithering fright. And Benedict Cumberbatch gives him a voice to match."
Peter Travers (12 Dec 2013, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "Jackson does add to the breadth of the world, not least with the proper reintroduction of the Elves."
Total Film Staff (7 Dec 2013, )
Variety
"Peter Jackson's HOBBIT trilogy finds its footing in this much more exciting and purposeful second chapter."
Justin Chang (6 Dec 2013, )
Wall Street Journal
"Mr. Jackson and his virtuoso colleagues stage much of the action with the visual vocabulary of a good, old-fashioned chase."
(12 Dec 2013, )
Washington Post
3 stars out of 4 -- "Second time’s the charm: Peter Jackson sophomore HOBBIT outing exudes a deeper, darker intensity."
(1 Jan 1970, )

Movie

Title
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Release Year
2014
Running Time
144 min
Language
English
Working Title
Hobbit: There and Back Again
Alternate Title
Hotbbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 3D
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Adventure / Battles / Big Battles / Dragons / Fantasy / Friendships / Swords & Sorcery
US Box Office
$187.0 million
Official Website
http://www.thehobbit.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
59% 75%
Metacritic
59
Synopsis
Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of THE LORD OF THE RINGS to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. The story opens to find the vengeful dragon Smaug (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) decimating the peaceful hamlet of Laketown as Bilbo, Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the rest of the dwarves lay claim to the Lonely Mountain. But their celebration is short-lived as Thorin grows obsessed with finding the Arkenstone. Meanwhile, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Saruman (Christopher Lee) battle the Nazgul in an attempt to free Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and get some unexpected help from eccentric wizard Radagast (Sylvester McCoy). Unfortunately for all involved the struggle has only just begun, because as armies of dwarves, elves, orcs, humans and goblins converge at the base of the Lonely Mountain, the fight for the future of Middle Earth begins.
Poster
Poster for Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Cast & Crew
Director
Peter Jackson
Star
Ian McKellen / Richard Armitage / Martin Freeman / Andy Serkis / Elijah Wood
Voice
Dee Bradley Baker / Benedict Cumberbatch / Olof Johnsson / Martin Kwok / Jon Olson / Otep Shamaya / Debra Wilson
Co-Star
Cate Blanchett / Orlando Bloom / Erin Banks / Timothy Bartlett / John Bell / Manu Bennett / Nick Blake / Jed Brophy / Adam Brown / John Callen / Billy Connolly / Benedict Cumberbatch / Luke Evans / Stephen Fry / Ryan Gage / Mark Hadlow / Peter Hambleton / Miranda Harcourt / Ian Holm / Brian Hotter / Barry Humphries / Stephen Hunter / Kelly Kilgour / William Kircher / Christopher Lee / Evangeline Lilly / Simon London / Sylvester McCoy / Bret McKenzie / Thomasin McKenzie / Graham McTavish / Mark Mitchinson / James Nesbitt / Mary Nesbitt / Peggy Nesbitt / Dean O'Gorman / Lee Pace / Sarah Peirse / Mikael Persbrandt / Allan Smith / Merv Smith / Conan Stevens / Ken Stott / John Tui / Aidan Turner / Hugo Weaving
Screenwriter
Philippa Boyens / Guillermo Del Toro / Peter Jackson / Fran Walsh
Source Writer
J.R.R. Tolkien / Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Composer
Howard Shore
Special Effects
George Dunn
Director of Photography
Richard Bluck / Andrew Lesnie
Hairstylist
Peter King
Assistant Director
Carolynne Cunningham / Bruno DuBois / Liz Tan
Sound
David Farmer / Dave Whitehead
Sound Re-Recording
Christopher Boyes / Michael Hedges / Michael Semanick
Stunt Coordinator
Glenn Boswell / James O'Donnell
Set Decorator
Simon Bright / Ra Vincent
Makeup
Peter King
Post-Production Supervisor
Joshua Levinson
Music Director
Karen Elliott
Visual Effects Designer
Areito Echevarria / Michael A. Miller / Weta Digital
Production Manager/UPM
Belinda Lee Hope / Nikolas Korda / Sarah Morris / Zane Weiner / Brigitte Yorke
Animation
Nino Kristoffer C. Aniceto / Sven Assmuss / Sam Baker / Emil Bidiuc / Moragot Bodharamik / Brendan Body / Michael Bomagat / Francesco Canonico / Marco Capparelli / Peter Chen / Eddie Chew / Mike Clark / Ryan Cronin / Camilo Duarte Franco / Weta Digital
Music Performer
Billy Boyd
Camera Operator
Peter McCaffrey / Cameron McLean
Special Effects Supervisor
David Caeiro Cebrian / Jason Lazaroff / Ronnie Menahem / Alex Nowotny
Supervising Art Director
Simon Bright
Animation Supervisor
David Clayton / Michael Cozens / Aaron Gilman
Special Makeup Effects
Richard Taylor
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"As the title suggests, the business at hand is a mind-boggling Middle-earth mayhem fest that starts on a colossal scale and just keeps getting colossal-er..."
Bruce Ingram (15 Dec 2014, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "Jackson has crafted a grand old tale to do Tolkien proud, and with a single, simple bow in the final moments, one that offers a far cleaner send-off than RETURN OF THE KING ever did."
James Dyer (5 Dec 2014, )
Entertainment Weekly
"It packs a giddy blast of childlike wonder and chin-in-your-lap awe." -- Grade: B
Chris Nashawaty (25 Dec 2014, )
Film Comment
"The performances of Freeman, Armitage as Thorin, and Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey secure Jackson’s sprawling spectacle to visceral bedrock. Their ferocious commitment to moments of enmity and amity alike brings emotional release to the audience."
Film Comment Staff (17 Dec 2015, )
Hollywood Reporter
"[A] film that may be the most purely entertaining of any in the collection."
Todd McCarthy (1 Dec 2014, )
Los Angeles Times
"With the actor's flare for making dark, brooding introspection magnetic, Thorin's battle with himself and his legacy is by far the film's most interesting fight."
Betsy Sharkey (16 Dec 2014, )
RogerEbert.com
"There are some wonderful sequences in BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, and the attention to detail is breathtaking..."
Sheila O'Malley (16 Dec 2014, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's compelling stuff, reaping the rewards of characters built-up over two-and-a-bit movies..."
Total Film Staff (1 Dec 2014, )
USA Today
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's a richly satisfying finale to Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels."
Claudia Puig (18 Dec 2014, )
Variety
"[I]t’s hard not to marvel at Jackson’s facility with these characters and this world, which he seems to know as well as John Ford knew his Monument Valley, and to which he here bids an elegiac adieu."
Scott Foundas (1 Dec 2014, )
Washington Post
"[With] weeping vistas and scenes of stirring battle between humans, dwarves and elves on one side, and the goblinlike orcs on the other....These scenes dazzle the eye and quicken the pulse..."
(16 Dec 2014, )