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):

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  • 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.

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    UnREAL season 2 is gonna be amazing, if this trailer is anything to go by.

    We were blown away by the first season of UnREAL, the Lifetime drama tracking the inner workings of a The Bachelor-style reality show.

    Full of awful people doing awful things, UnREAL had it all: Romance, intrigue, betrayal, death, and love. It unravels the mysticism of reality show culture (tl;dr: It’s all made up for ratings), while telling pretty compelling stories about selfish people.

    In season 2, Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) are back for Everlasting‘s new season, with new bachelor Darius Hill (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s B.J. Britt) ready to win the hearts of the female contestants.

    And if this trailer is any indication, this season is gonna be even wilder than the last:

    Refreshingly, UnREAL doesn’t shy away from contentious, real-world issues. Having a black contestant is something The Bachelor itself has not yet managed to do, and of course, the reactions to that on the show are going to reflect both the good and bad parts of humanity.

    Related: Why we need UnREAL‘s complicated feminism (opinion)

    We’re hugely excited to see how UnREAL handles that, and of course to find out what exactly happened to Rachel after the season 1 finale — where, if you remember her scorned ex-lover Jeremy liaised with her mother to get her back on the medication which Rachel claimed ruined her life.

    On the topic of life-ruiners, another returning player this year is last season’s bachelor Adam Cromwell (Freddie Stroma), whose whirlwind relationship with Rachel almost destroyed the lives of everyone involved with the reality show’s production.

    Creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro have said there is some unfinished business between the pair, but we can’t exactly imagine them riding off into the sunset together!

    ‘UnREAL’ season 2 premieres Monday, June 6 on Lifetime

    The Tony Award nominations were announced early this morning by actors Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells. Who has a chance to take home the coveted award next month? Well, Hamilton and a bunch of other people.

    Let’s get the lede out of the way: Hamilton was nominated for a whopping 16 awards. The former record stood at 15 nominations, held by both Billy Elliot and The Producers. The latter then went on to win 12 of those nominations, can Hamilton do the same?

    James Corden will host the Tony Awards, to be held at Radio City Music Hall, next month. If his prior attendance at the Tony’s was any indication (he won Best Actor in a Play in 2012 for One Man, Two Guvnors) then it is sure to be an entertaining evening.

    Check out the below list of Tony Award nominations for a variety of categories in both the musical and play sections. If you want to look at the full list, you can do so on the Tony’s website.

    Check out the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards for musicals:

    Best Musical
    Bright Star
    Hamilton
    School of Rock – The Musical
    Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
    Waitress

    Best Revival of a Musical
    The Color Purple
    Fiddler on the Roof
    She Loves Me
    Spring Awakening

    Best Book of a Musical
    Bright Star
    Hamilton
    School of Rock – The Musical
    Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

    Best Original Score
    Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Bright Star
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Glenn Sltater, Andrew Lloyd Webber School of Rock
    Sara Bareilles, Waitress

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Alex Brightman, School of Rock – The Musical
    Danny Burnstein, Fiddler on the Roof
    Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
    Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
    Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
    Cynthia Erivo The Color Purple
    Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
    Jessie Muller, Waitress

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
    Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
    Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
    Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
    Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
    Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
    Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
    Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
    Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
    Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
    Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

    Best Direction of a Musical
    Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
    John Doyle, The Color Purple
    Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
    Thomas Kail, Hamilton
    George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

    Best Choreography
    Hamilton
    Shuffle Along
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Dames at Sea
    On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

    Check out the nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards for plays:

    Best Play
    Eclipsed
    The Father
    The Humans
    King Charles III

    Best Revival of a Play
    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
    Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge
    Blackbird
    Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Noises Off

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
    Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
    Frank Langella, The Father
    Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
    Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
    Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Laurie Metcalf, Misery
    Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
    Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
    Michelle Williams, Blackbird

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
    Reed Birney, The Humans
    Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
    David Furr, Noises Off
    Richard Goulding, King Charles III
    Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
    Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
    Megan Hilty, Noises Off
    Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
    Andrea Martin, Noises Off
    Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

    Best Direction of a Play
    Rupert Goold, King Charles III
    Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
    Joe Mantello, The Humans
    Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
    Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

    The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS

    This article is a part of Hypable’s inaugural Broadway Week in celebration of the 2016 Tony nominations.

    J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin’s Epic Rap Battle will make your day

    "Your hobbit hole heroes can't handle my throne!"

    8:17 am EDT, May 3, 2016

    The Epic Rap Battle series pits J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin against each other in a fantastic rap battle.

    We’re pretty much obsessed with fictional character rap battles, whether it’s Hermione vs Katniss or Deadpool vs Boba Fett. But this one might just be our new favorite!

    Fictionalized versions of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, and his fanboy George R.R. Martin (who wrote this tiny thing called A Song of Ice and Fire, you may have heard of it) duke it out, and it’s glorious.

    Check out the video below:

    George R.R. Martin starts out strong… but then it’s Tolkien’s turn, and his retaliation is epic.

    Not only did Martin totally steal Tolkien’s “R.R.,” but the whole character death thing? Tolkien is just not impressed. It’s fantasy, George, it’s supposed to be unrealistic!

    And Tolkien gets the micdrop moment: “Every time I battle it’s Return of the King.”

    Related: Honest Trailer: Game of Thrones tricks non-nerds into liking fantasy, and other nonsense

    But is he really the winner?! On one hand, J.R.R. Tolkien is the undisputed grandfather of the fantasy genre, and George R.R. Martin undeniably took a lot of — let’s call it inspiration — from the Middle-Earth saga.

    On the other, some would argue that ASOIAF, in all its intricate glory, far transcends Tolkien’s LotR saga, exactly because the good guys don’t always win, and horrible things keep happening.

    So we’ll leave it for you to decide: Who won this Epic Rap Battle — J.R.R. Tolkien, or George R.R. Martin?

    ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 is airing on HBO now!