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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD/Blu-ray release date has been set for April 8. Find out what will be included in The Hobbit sequel’s Limited Edition bonus features.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was a box office smash when it hit theaters back in December, and now it has been announced that The Hobbit sequel’s Blu-ray will be released on April 8, 2014. The film will be released April 7, a day earlier in the U.K..

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be available on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $105.43, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98.

The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes two Gates of Erebor replica bookends from the Noble Collection and features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition.

What’s interesting is that only 25,000 Limited Editions will be available for purchase in the U.S. Check out the bonus features, as well as the Limited Edition packaging (click to enlarge):

the hobbit the desolation of smaug dvd release date limited edition

  • Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set: In the Company of the Hobbit and Peter Jackson
  • All in a Day’s Work – 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 – Watch production come to life as Peter Jackson gives you an inside look at the making of the film
  • 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
  • “I See Fire” Music Video – Ed Sheeran’s beautiful theme song from the film is illuminated with this intimate music video
  • There will undoubtedly be loads of additional footage included on the discs and most likely some additional bonus features that haven’t been listed yet. We look forward to seeing director Peter Jackson behind-the-scenes of the second film in his Hobbit trilogy.

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit theaters on December 13, 2013. It is the second film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy based on the novels by revered author J.R.R Tolkien. The final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, There and Back Again, will hit theaters December 17, 2014.

    Thanks, TheOneRing.net

    • http://through-the-untempered-schism.tumlr.com/ SnatcherGirl

      And I’ll just be sitting here waiting for the extended versions again (hopefully with cast commentary and an easter egg this time)

    • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

      Can’t wait to see it again!

    • SlytherinGal1995

      is this the same thing as the extended edition?

      • Amir

        No.

    • Adam Heatherly

      Waiting for extended

      • Daughter of Eve

        Me too. Love the extended versions. For the LotR series, my brother and I bought both the extended and the theatrical versions and we’re doing the same for this. Overall, we felt that both are worth having.

      • Lillie Marie Peterson

        Anybody know about when the extended will be out?

    • Ultron

      Not exactly sure why you would buy the combo pack before the third movie comes out. It’s very expensive for just 2 movies. The statues are pretty cool but not quite enough.

      • http://3dsforums.com/studio-47/mrtobys-reviews-34622/ Peter Korman

        I wouldn’t worry too much. Most retailers never sell DVDs by their list price. The suggested retail price will probably be $22 for the Blu-Ray, $25 for the 3D version, and $18 for the DVD.

    • Penisfaced penis

      Good to know when it’s available as a torrent. Bye. *arr*

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