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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013

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Studio: Warner Home Video

Director Peter Jackson (The Frighteners) expands J.R.R. Tolkien‘s much loved novel for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Martin Freeman (TV’s The Office) takes over the role of Bilbo Baggins, a sensible hobbit who gets pulled into an unexpected adventure with a group of dwarves (including Richard Armitage, Captain America: The First Avenger) and the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen, X-Men: The Last Stand) to reclaim the stolen mountain from a dragon called Smaug.

Jackson and the rest of his adaptation writing team from The Lord of the Rings, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, tackled Tolkien’s earlier book, the story of how Bilbo (played in Lotr by Ian Holm) became the adventurous hobbit we know and love. The screenplay also was co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Cronos), who was »

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