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The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

In part two of this trilogy, Bilbo the Hobbit (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the wizard (Ian McKellen) continue on their quest to help the Dwarves regain the treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2013
Video Release: 08 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit has been turned into a three-part saga.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Release: December 2012)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Release: December 2013)

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Release: December 2014)

He followed up this novel with a trilogy of his own (The Lord of the Rings) that has also been adapted for the big screen:

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Release Date: 8 April 2014

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug releases to home video in 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) and Blu-ray (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both of theses packages include the following extras:

- Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set – Experience the film’s challenges and demands, and journey alongside the director into Mirkwood, Lake-town and Dale as the movie’s most intense, pivotal scenes are created.

- Production Videos

- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2 – Travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-earth

- Music Video

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug also releases in a 3D Limited Edition (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). This package features all of the above, plus:

- Limited Edition Gates of Erebor Guards Bookends

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