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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Blu-Ray Combo Arrives This March

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Director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to arrive on home video next month.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that Jackson’s return to Middle-earth will be available in Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet and 3D Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Packs. According to Blu-ray.com, all of these goodies are expected to arrive on shelves this March.

In addition to trailers for The Hobbit and its video game tie-ins, the packs are stuffed with all sorts of behind-the-scenes featurettes and video blogs. A DVD version and an UltraViolent digital copy of the film will be included in both versions of the combo.

Filmonic points out that this particular edition of Jackson’s epic doesn’t include any deleted or extended scenes. This could mean the studio is moving forward with an “extended edition” of the flick at some point down the road.

The film has been described as follows:

“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.”

According to Box Office Mojo, Peter Jackson’s fantasy flick earned quite a bit of money during its theatrical run. In addition to generating around $296 million in the US, the movie made approximately $653 million overseas. Unfortunately, it missed the $1 billion mark by roughly $50 million.

Artwork for the home video release has been included below.

Did you catch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters? Will you pick up the Blu-ray Combo Pack when it arrives on March 19?

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