Tag Archives: The Hobbit

HD Heads-Up: May 5

TV3 will screen the network movie premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opposite TV2’s network movie premiere of the Oscar-wining 12 Years a Slave. The two will go head-to-head on May 15, with The Hobbit getting nearly a two-hour jump on Slave: the former will start at 7.00, opposite TV2’s My Kitchen Rules and the […]

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New to Blu: November 18 – 24

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition combines a cut that’s 20 minutes longer than the theatrical edit with more than nine hours of new extras. They include an audio commentary with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens, who’s just signed to write the first in a Young Merlin franchise, and The Appendices, a multi-part documentary focusing […]

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My Sky + … Movies in September

The final in The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, and the third Hunger Games instalment headline next month’s HD premieres on Sky’s movie channels. But not to be overlooked are the channel debuts of Klute, The Getaway and McCabe & Mrs Miller on Classics, and of the Kill Bill and Sin City movies on Action. Classics […]

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My Sky + … Movies in October

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have its HD premiere on Sky Movies a month ahead of an extended version being released on Blu-ray. The Lord of the Rings prequel will screen for the first time on October 6 but the pick of the month’s premieres are Pitch Perfect (October 2), The Sessions (October 9) and […]

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New to Blu: May 1-7

Anyone who still thinks 3D is a home theatre dud should reserve final judgment until they’ve seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Life of Pi on Blu-ray 3D. The Hobbit at last goes on sale here six weeks after the US, where it was was acclaimed for its “demo-worthy video and a reference-quality audio presentation […]

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The Hobbit Blu-ray: An Unexpected Delay

Warner Bros will release The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray six weeks earlier in the US than in NZ. The 2D and 3D editions of the theatrical cut are scheduled for March 19 in the US but won’t go on sale here until May 1. It’s unclear why there will be such a delay when the […]

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The Hobbit Nails March 19 for Blu-ray Bow

Warner Bros in the US today announced two Blu-ray editions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey would go on sale in the US on March 19 and tipped an extended cut was in the works.  A NZ date has still to be confirmed for the theatrical Blu-ray but given the global roll-out of the movie, […]

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Tintin and the Cave of Weta

Amid a mixed reception for Peter Jackson’s new Hobbit film format, Universal Pictures, Weta and SkyCity will this weekend celebrate the New Zealand Blu-ray launch of The Adventures of Tintin at Weta Cave events in Wellington and Auckland. Tintin was released today on disc and should be one of the year’s biggest sellers given the Peter […]

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You Can Almost Put a Ring Around June 29

The extended editions of the The Lord of the Rings movies will be released in a 15-disc Blu-ray collection in late June. Although distributor Roadshow Entertainment’s press release cites June 29 for NZ, this may change. Here are the edited highlights of the announcement: Following last year’s successful Blu-ray premiere of the original theatrical versions […]

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Alien Anthology Art and Accolades

The Alien Anthology Blu-ray will go on sale here on November 10 as part of a global release of the extraordinary extra-terrestrial collection. It coincides with the director of Aliens, James Cameron, signalling he plans to make the two Avatar sequels here, which probably will follow production of the two Hobbit movies. While the rest […]

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