Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage star in the first chapter in Peter Jackson’s new epic trilogy based on the beloved novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. See the DVD and Blu-ray special features and movie trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey below. 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 by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield.
Release Date: March 19, 2013 (DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand, Digital Download)
Screenwriter: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Sylvester McCoy, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm
Running Time: 2 hr. 46 min.
MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
The adventure follows Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim Erebor with the help of Gandalf the Grey and 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.