Fans of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be happy to hear that they can now get even more of The Hobbit with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition on iTunes. This is the first movie of the trilogy that returns Peter Jackson to Middle Earth and his second time shooting a trilogy based around J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. This release features 13 minutes of extra footage that extend scenes. This release will also include nearly 9 hours of special features as well that will be included in iTunes Extras (in available countries).
Special Features for iTunes include:
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth
- THE APPENDICES PART 7 – A LONG-EXPECTED JOURNEY: The Chronicles of The Hobbit
- THE APPENDICES PART 8 – RETURN TO MIDDLE-EARTH
The Appendices will focus on the filming of The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey and cover the entire process of creating this movie and recreating the world of Middle Earth. This will include a look at the various departments of filming, the boot camp for the cast, digital effects, and filming of the trilogy.
To download The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, visit www.itunes.com/hobbit.
Official Synopsis of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated trilogy adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer.
Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.
Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him; he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities…A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
The screenplay for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Jackson also produced the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.
New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), Present a WingNut Films Production, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. All three films in The Hobbit Trilogy, also including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures handled worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution handled by MGM.