2 videodiscs (169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
Special features: New Zealand : home of Middle-earth; Video blogs: #1 Start of production (April 14, 2011), #2 Location scouting (July 9, 2011), #3 Shooting block one (July 21, 2011), #4 Filming in 3D (November 4, 2011), #5 Locations part 1 (December 24, 2011), #6 Locations part 2 (March 2, 2012), #7 Stone St. Studios tour (June 6, 2012), #8 Wrap of principal photography (July 24, 2012), #9 Post-production overview (November 24, 2012), #10 Wellington world premiere (December 14, 2012); Theatrical trailers; Game trailers.
Director of photography, Andrew Lesnie ; production designer, Dan Hennah ; edited by Jabez Olssen ; costume designers, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, Bob Buck ; music composed, orchestrated & conducted by Howard Shore ; armour, weapons, creatures and special makeup, Richard Taylor ; featuring "Song of the Lonely Mountain" performed by Neil Finn.
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett, Conan Stevens.
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One ring.' Includes bonus features.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
DVD ; widescreen (16x9) presentation ; dual-layer format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.