Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (DVD)

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The last of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson's prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Set in Middle-Earth 60 years before events in 'The Lord of the Rings', the story follows the adventures of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who, at the instigation of the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), suddenly finds himself co-opted into joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to help reclaim the lost kingdom of the Lonely Mountain from the clutches of Smaug the dragon (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch). In this film, Bilbo, Thorin and the other Dwarves have unintentionally released Smaug from the Lonely Mountain and endangered the residents of Lake-town. Bilbo has to make a difficult decision when Thorin puts his desire to find the royal jewel Arkenstone before his loyalty to his friends. Meanwhile, Gandalf discovers that the evil Sauron has returned, commanding a horde of Orcs to attack the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo and his friends must fight for their survival as five armies meet in battle. The rest of the cast includes Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Christopher Lee.

Product Details

Movies & TV
20 Apr 2015
Region 2
English, Italian
Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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  • Other Documentary: 'New Zealand - Home of Middle Earth: Part 3'
144 min
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Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Witness the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth saga
Release Year
Running Time
144 min
Working Title
Hobbit: There and Back Again
Alternate Title
Hotbbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 3D
Action/Adventure / Action / Adventure / Battles / Big Battles / Dragons / Fantasy / Friendships / Swords & Sorcery
New Zealand / United States of America
$250 million
US Box Office
$187.0 million
$956 million
Official Website
Rotten Tomatoes®
59% 75%
The Movie DB
Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.
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.
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The Battle of the Five Armies | The Hobbit 4K Ultra HD | Warner Bros. Entertainment
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Trailer
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Main Trailer – HD Official Warner Bros. UK
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies | Full Movie Preview | Warner Bros. Entertainment
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD]
Cast & Crew
Peter Jackson
Ian McKellen / Richard Armitage / Martin Freeman / Andy Serkis / Elijah Wood
Dee Bradley Baker / Benedict Cumberbatch / Olof Johnsson / Martin Kwok / Jon Olson / Otep Shamaya / Debra Wilson
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 / Dee Bradley Baker / Debra Wilson / Terry Notary
Philippa Boyens / Guillermo Del Toro / Peter Jackson / Fran Walsh
Source Writer
J.R.R. Tolkien / Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Howard Shore
Executive Producer
Carolyn Blackwood / Toby Emmerich / Alan Horn / Ken Kamins
Carolynne Cunningham / Peter Jackson / Fran Walsh / Zane Weiner
Special Effects
George Dunn
Director of Photography
Richard Bluck / Andrew Lesnie
Jabez Olssen
Costume Designer
Bob Buck / Ann Maskrey / Richard Taylor
Peter King
Assistant Director
Carolynne Cunningham / Bruno DuBois / Liz Tan
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
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
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, )
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, )
"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, )
"[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, )
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