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With just over a week to go until Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-earth with the release of the first installment of his three-part Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, Warner Bros. and MGM have released a selection of clips from the epic fantasy, which you can check out right here:

And thanks to Collider, we also have twenty minutes of (spoilery) behind-the-scenes footage to help tide us over until the film's release:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins [Martin Freeman], who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug [Benedict Cumberbatch]. Approached out of the blue 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 into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, »

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