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Smaug to Desolate home theatres in April with a Blu-ray release

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to hit Blu-ray on April 16 in Australia

| Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Feb 20, 2014 12:33 am

Roadshow Home Entertainment in Australia has set an April release for the second film in The Hobbit franchise; The Desolation of Smaug which will hit in four different versions on the 16th of April.

 

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Leading the way is a four disc 3D Blu-ray set which includes multiple 'production video' featurettes, an on-set featurette hosted by director Peter Jackson, and a promo for New Zealand: The Home of Middle Earth (which was a prerequisite for the production receiving millions in Government tax breaks) along with an UltraViolet digital copy. This is joined by a standard 2D two disc set with the aforementioned extra features, along with a further variant which also includes a DVD and UltraViolet digital copy.

 

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Following the strategy implemented by its predecessor last year with An Unexpected Journey, a more elaborate expanded version of Desolation of Smaug is expected to be released on Blu-ray and DVD in November, featuring copious extra features dubbed "The Appendices", produced specifically for the release.

 

The final film in The Hobbit saga; There and Back Again is due for a theatrical release on boxing day this year.

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