The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is coming to Blu-ray and DVD March 19th. It's the first in a trilogy of films adapted by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson from the enduringly popular literary masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
If you didn't already know, J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure is the back story for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins (uncle of LoTR's protagonist Frodo) who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Although Bilbo is content with being a regular Hobbit in the Shire, unlike his more adventurous nephew, he is approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey and finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.