THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
A PRODUCTION OF NEW LINE CINEMA AND
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES, THE FINAL FILM IN THE EPIC THE HOBBIT TRILOGY, ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL HD FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
BLU-RAY™ and DVD ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 17
OWN IT EARLY ON DIGITAL HD ON OCTOBER 20
EXTENDED EDITION FEATURES A 20-MINUTE LONGER CUT AND
MORE THAN NINE HOURS OF NEW SPECIAL FEATURES
The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition Also Available on
Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD
Burbank, CA, August 25, 2015 – The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come
to an epic conclusion when “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
from Academy Award®-winning* filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as
an Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros.
Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film
in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more
than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan’s
collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly
popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on
Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD
on October 20.
In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available,
featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy –
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of
Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
In “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Ian McKellen returns as
Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo
Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international
ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict
Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner,
Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage. The film
also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving,
Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton,
John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter,
Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition will be
available as a 3-disc Blu-ray set ($35.99 SRP); and a 5-disc DVD set
($34.99 SRP). The Blu-ray and DVD include a digital version of the movie
on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “The Hobbit: The
Battle of the Five Armies” via purchase from digital retailers.
The nine plus hours of new special features boasts audio commentary
with Peter Jackson, the film’s director/producer/screenwriter, and
Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter, as well as The Appendices, a
multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the
The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will be available as a 9-disc Blu-ray
set ($99.98 SRP); and a 15-disc DVD set ($78.92 SRP). The Blu-ray and
DVD Trilogy sets include digital versions of the movies on Digital HD with
UltraViolet. Fans can also own The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition via
purchase from digital retailers.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion
the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield
(Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of
Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must
face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon,
Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain,
Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in search for the
legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven
to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even
greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth.
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack
upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of
Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds
himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great
armies go to war.
ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES ON BLU-RAY AND DVD
• Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
• The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and XII showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On October 20, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended
Edition will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere
in high definition and standard definition on fans’ favorite devices from
select digital retailers.
ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their
movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with
UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray
discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream
and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and
smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster,
VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to
wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and
requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition
Street Date: November 17, 2015
EST Street Date: October 20, 2015
Rating: R for some violence
Run Time: 164 min
Blu-ray: $35.99 SRP
DVD: $34.99 SRP
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
* Peter Jackson, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2005)
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