Big release news today: Warner Home Video has just officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on 4/8. There’s a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack (SRP $35.99), a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack (SRP $44.95) and a rental DVD version (priced at $22.97). This is of course the theatrical version of the film. Extras on both Blu-ray versions will include Production Videos, New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth, Part 2 and something called Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set. There’s no word yet on the forthcoming BD and BD3D release of the Extended Edition of the film, but if the past is any predictor (and it usually is) look for those to street on either 11/4 or 11/11. Meanwhile, you’ll find the cover artwork below. [Read on here...]
Also today, Warner Archive has just announced that the new and CG-animated Beware The Batman: Shadows of Gotham – Season One, Part One is now available on Blu-ray Disc through WBShop. SRP is just $19.95 for 13 episodes. Click on the artwork below to order.
And you can read a lot more about that today in Dr. Jahnke’s new Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD update this afternoon, with information on new offerings from Warner Archive and Fox Cinema Archives. Enjoy!
Meanwhile, here’s the artwork (we’ll update The Hobbit purchase links when they go up on Amazon)...
Back tomorrow with new reviews and a special feature column too. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt