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View Poll Results: How would you grade The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?
A+ 32 16.58%
A 52 26.94%
A- 38 19.69%
B+ 28 14.51%
B 15 7.77%
B- 9 4.66%
C+ 1 0.52%
C 8 4.15%
C- 2 1.04%
D+ 3 1.55%
D 1 0.52%
D- 3 1.55%
F 1 0.52%
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Old March 8 2013, 03:03 AM   #526
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That's what I did with the LOTR movies. Once I found out about they were doing extended edition, I just rented the theatrical versions, and then bought the EEs.
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Old March 8 2013, 03:46 AM   #527
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That's what I did with the LOTR movies. Once I found out about they were doing extended edition, I just rented the theatrical versions, and then bought the EEs.
Yep, that's what I plan to do.
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Old March 8 2013, 05:22 AM   #528
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I'm not even sure if I would want to but extended versions of these movies. The theatrical version of AUJ already felt llike an extended version with all of the stuff they added that wasn't in the book.I guess I'll wait for reviews of the EEs before deciding.
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Old March 29 2013, 02:35 AM   #529
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So I waited for the blu ray release before trying this movie out. Good thing too, took 3 sittings on 3 different days to get through it. It really felt bloated. Radaghast the Shitstain didn't need to be in the movie at all. And the Goblin King gave me serious Boss Nas flashbacks. I half-expected him to send them through the Planet Core.

What worked in the movie? Pretty much anytime they focused on Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Unfortunately, for a film titled "The Hobbit" there was precious little of that. Too much LOTR tie-in crap, and too many rambling cartoon action sequences that just plain weren't engaging.

It's not that it was an entirely bad movie, but, it's the kind of movie where it lived up to my fears rather than my hopes.
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Old November 8 2013, 09:00 AM   #530
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So, the Extended Edition came out in the US on November 5th. Has anyone else had a chance to check it out yet?

Overall I thought it was an improvement. It only added twelve minutes of footage, but I think most of the additions were positive, especially (almost all of) the Rivendell scenes. They provided some added depth and character motivation that the theatrical edition kind of glossed over.

The special features are, no surprise, extensive. I'm still making my way through the material on the first disc, which is four and a half hours long. I believe the features on the second disc add up to a similar length. Well worth the wait!
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Old November 8 2013, 10:57 AM   #531
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Middle Earth News has provided a link to a new banner from Entertainment Weekly, for "Desolation of Smaug".

Just in case you miss the direct link to the magnifiable banner, in the article above ... ===> it's here
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Old November 8 2013, 01:18 PM   #532
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The extended came out?! I didn't see it at Target!!!
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Old November 8 2013, 05:52 PM   #533
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Target isn't selling the extended edition. I was told by the guy in the media department at Target that they only sell major releases of movies and that the Hobbit EE is considered a re-release by them so they're not selling it. Then I had to go to 2 Best Buys to find it.
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Old November 8 2013, 11:44 PM   #534
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Huh. I wondered why their circular had said nothing about it. Neither did Walmart's, for that matter.

Even though I got this on Tuesday I'm only up to the trolls.
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Old November 9 2013, 01:00 AM   #535
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug soundtrack listings (for the special edtion version)
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Old November 9 2013, 01:50 AM   #536
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My Target wasn't selling EE, and I went to Best Buy, and they only ordered THREE copies and they're not ordering anymore. WTF! This is a billion dollar movie, people!!!
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Old November 9 2013, 02:03 AM   #537
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Really. I know you'd think everyone would have dozens of copies. I think I saw the Blu-Ray of the LOTR EEs all over the place.
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Old November 9 2013, 02:09 AM   #538
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My Target wasn't selling EE, and I went to Best Buy, and they only ordered THREE copies and they're not ordering anymore. WTF! This is a billion dollar movie, people!!!
Well, if it's anything like my local Best Buy, they don't keep much of anything in stock anymore. The last few times I've gone their to buy something, they have been out of stock, so I just don't even bother anymore.
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Old November 9 2013, 05:23 AM   #539
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The "tapestry" in full size


For those who are expereincing difficulty finding copies of hte EE.
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Old November 11 2013, 04:45 AM   #540
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My Target wasn't selling EE, and I went to Best Buy, and they only ordered THREE copies and they're not ordering anymore. WTF! This is a billion dollar movie, people!!!
Well, if it's anything like my local Best Buy, they don't keep much of anything in stock anymore. The last few times I've gone their to buy something, they have been out of stock, so I just don't even bother anymore.
I believe that Target will begin selling them as of Dec. 1st.

Has anyone bought the extended edition DVD? i was wondering if its menu structure is similar to the Blu-Ray's with the "3d fly-through"?
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