The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ventures onto Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that one of 2012’s cinematic highlights, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released on Blu-ray on 8th April, and is to be followed by an Extended Edition later this year.

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.

The Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray will contain 130 minutes of additional special features, including a full suite of production videos, as Academy Award-winning Director Peter Jackson takes the audience behind the scenes, on location and amidst the star-studded cast in a series of video journals.

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