Warner Home Video has selected Mar. 19 as the street date for New Line Cinema film production of director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The ARR is a quick-to-market 95 days and the current box office count stands at $296.2 million in domestic ticket sales.
A magnificent extension to The Lord of the Rings series and with its box office performance the two following sequels — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Christmas season of this year) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (currently projected for a release during the summer of 2014) — should have eager audiences lined up and waiting for this film trilogy adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
As to SKU composition for the Mar. 19 home entertainment launch, Warner Home Video has three viewing options planned. There will be a 3D/2D Blu-ray-DVD Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a double-disc DVD edition for fans to choose from. All three SKUs will include UltraViolet.
As to bonus goodies, all three SKUs will include roughly two-hours of material from Peter Jackson’s Production Videos — “Start of Production,” “Location Scouting,” “Filming in 3D,” “Post-production Overview” and the “Wellington World Premiere.”
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