We still have to wait until December for the next part of The Hobbit – but we don’t have to wait that long to watch Part 1 at home. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be release on [sfs=1287]Blu-Ray[/sfs] and [sfs=1288]DVD[/sfs] in three weeks, on March 19th. Pre-order now!
A full 13-minute making of featurette for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now available online, and you can watch it right here! Enjoy!
Check out the latest TV spot for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – and get a quick glimpse of Smaug the Dragon!
We’re not far from the debut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – and they are still doing post production! Here is the latest video about the production – and at times, it’s downright silly 🙂
When it rains…it seems the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien is upset over an online slot machine game using the Lord Of The Rings property – so much so that they’ve sued Warner Bros, New Line, and Saul Zentz Co. (the long-time movie rights holder Lord Of The Rings) for $80 million.
Apparently the estate’s lawyers received a spam email about the game, and looked into the rights. In the lawsuit they claim, “The original contracting parties thus contemplated a limited grant of the right to sell consumer products of the type regularly merchandised at the time such as figurines, tableware, stationery items, clothing and the like. They did not include any grant of exploitations such as electronic or digital rights, rights in media yet to be devised or other intangibles such as rights in services.” The estate also learned that a physical slot machine game was also planned.
There are video games, etc. based on the movies, so it seems odd that this particular claim is made, as it seems to imply that those rights were not granted to the defendants.
Surprise, surprise – less than a month before the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, PETA decided to level charges of animal abuse on the production, claiming that 27 animals died during the making of the films, saying that “death traps” where they were stabled caused the deaths, and a horse was “hobbled”. But apparently, the allegations come from two particular wranglers who were dismissed by the production for their care of animals not being up to the production’s standards. Other agencies have already stated that no evidence of any of the claims has been found, and even the owner of the horse in question says he is fine.
Here is a full statement from Peter Jackson himself from Facebook:
Part one of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, is less than 2 months away! Check out the first 30-second TV spot right here!
Here is the second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – I’m getting more and more excited for this!
Warner Bros and MGM announced today that the added third installment of The Hobbit, now called The Hobbit: There and Back Again (using the extended title of the book, which was The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, and was originally to be used for Part 2), will be released worldwide on July 18th, 2014. This means there will be a shorter wait than between Parts 1 (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opened this December 14th) and 2 (now retitled The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which opens on December 13th, 2013) to finally see the conclusion of Peter Jackson’s extended take on the classic book.