You can’t keep a good hobbit down. The DVD and Blueray version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is arriving with customers April 8th, just in time for a combined Easter choc-fest and Tolkien film night in the living room. For uber-fans, the 8th April 2013 home releases will be followed by an extended edition later this year.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit the cinemas December 13th 2012, with the second film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, coming December 13th, 2013, while the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is slated for a July 18th 2014 arrival.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, the character he played in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Also reprising their roles from “The Lord of the Rings” in “The Hobbit” Trilogy are: Cate Blanchett as Galadriel; Ian Holm as Old Bilbo; Christopher Lee as Saruman; Hugo Weaving as Elrond; Elijah Wood as Frodo; and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The international ensemble cast also includes James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett and Conan Stevens.