Pray for the best, prepare for the worst, here comes the hobbits.
Oh god, that was funny.
First Details Of The Hobbit Blu-Rays Arrive - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
and let the double dip gouging commence.
Christopher Tolkien Trashes Peter Jackson's 'Lord Of The Rings,' Says Films Lack "Beauty And Seriousness" Of The Books | The Playlist
"They eviscerated the book by making it an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25," Christopher said of "The Lord Of The Rings," revealing he turned down an invitation to meet Jackson. "And it seems that 'The Hobbit' will be the same kind of film." And while most families of authors would be thrilled to be associated with a billion dollar franchise (even if, in this case, they only get a small portion of that coin), as Christopher's son notes, that's not the case here.
"Normally, the executors of the estate want to promote a work as much as they can," Adam Tolkien said. "But we are just the opposite. We want to put the spotlight on that which is not 'Lord of the Rings.' "
As for Christopher, he offers a bleak assessment on the legacy of his father and his work, which is now part of a movie machine that won't be going away any time soon. "Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time," he pondered. "The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away."
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray (Pre-order Up)
Amazon.com: Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Blu-ray]: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, AlanQuote:
In an early notice to retailers, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed its plans to bring filmmaker Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D to Blu-ray. The preliminary release date set by the studio is March 19, 2013.
Standard Blu-ray Edition (Pre-order available now)
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (Pre-order available soon)
Exact technical specs and supplemental features to be included with these upcoming releases have yet to be officially detailed.
MGM Consolidates Debt, Looking More Like A Real Studio Again | CHUD.com
Looks like The Hobbit/Skyfall helped to bring them up to speed financially.
The Hobbit Blu-rays Officially Announced and Detailed
Special features available on both the 2D and 3D editions of the film include:
New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth
Start of Production
Shooting Block One
Filming in 3D
Locations Part 1
Locations Part 2
Stone St. Studios Tour
Wrap of Principal Photography
Wellington World Premiere
The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Lego The Lord of the Rings
Standard DVD copy of An Unexpected Journey (2D)
UltraViolet digital copy An Unexpected Journey (2D) (expires 3/19/15)