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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray

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Extended Edition / Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet Warner Bros. | 2012 | 183 min | Rated PG-13 | Nov 05, 2013

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Codec: MPEG-4 MVC (37.95 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
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English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Cantonese, Dutch, Italian, Korean… (more)

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Five-disc set (5 BDs)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D

 (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray delivers truly amazing video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

For more about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D and the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray release, see the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving
Director: Peter Jackson

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray, Video Quality

  5.0 of 5

The 3D Extended Edition set includes five BD-50 discs: two for the 3D version of the 183-minute feature film (with a break midway through the extended cut), one for the 2D version of the EE (with no breaks or disc swaps to be had), and two more discs devoted to nine hours of HD bonus content. Thankfully, both the MVC-encoded 3D and AVC-encoded 2D presentations are virtually identical in quality -- to each other and to the March 2013 Blu-ray releases that preceded them -- and I didn't catch sight of any significant compression artifacts or anomalies whatsoever. (Be particularly wary of screenshot scrutiny on this point, as still images, as always, can be deceiving.)

As before, the video presentation of The Hobbit wows, dazzles and thoroughly impresses with two stunning 1080p video encodes: an MVC MPEG-4 3D experience and an AVC MPEG-4 2D presentation, each true to Jackson and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie's every intention. First, a small word of warning: Jackson is a proponent of world-expanding 3D; the sort that draws viewers into the image rather than assaulting them with overabundant gimmicks and screen-piercing distractions. In the Blu-ray.com forum, the approach has been labeled "conservative 3D," and for the most part, this is conservative 3D. Depth and dimensionality are outstanding, with vast landscapes, convincingly distant horizons, rocks that jut out of the ground, trolls that loom high overhead, wargs whose muzzles inch closer and closer, goblins that push our heroes forward toward a most unsightly, all too three-dimensional Goblin King, and twisted riverfolk who seem to peer out of their cave and into your home theater. The occasional sword, fluttering bird, swinging ax or tumorous flesh-sack protrude nicely (or not so nicely, depending on the visuals), but again, this is by and large a conservative 3D experience.

Not that the impact is lessened in any way. This more cinematic 3D translates beautifully without sacrificing the integrity of the native 3D photography. The lush, lovely Shire greens, summer-kissed browns and oranges, moonlit blues pierced by blazing flame, relatively lifelike fleshtones and cavernous blacks that grant its 2D counterpart soul and spirit are intact and unhindered. Impeccable contrast leveling and exceedingly natural shadow delineation certainly help, and the filmmakers' at-times stylized color grading is presented without apparent flaw. Detail is nothing short of extraordinary too. Edge definition is crisp and clean, without any notable ringing, and fine textures are refined and exceptionally rewarding. 3D displays that are prone to ghosting will have difficulty resolving a few shots (most noticeably in long shots of the goblin throne chamber, where tiny torch lights, eager eyes and restless minions are subject to slight crosstalk). However, any ghosting is a product of the 3D display or glasses, not the 3D encode itself. Moreover, troublesome aliasing, macroblocking, banding and other issues are absent, and only the slightest hint of noise and negligible crush will give eagle-eyed videophiles pause. Ultimately, Jackson's 3D may not raze your home theater to the ground, but it invites fans to accompany Bilbo on his journey, through grassy hills, towering forests, massive caverns and beyond. Next stop: 3D Lonely Mountain.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  5.0 of 5

Like the theatrical version of An Unexpected Journey, the Extended Edition boasts a bellowing beast of a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track. There's just one -- I'd say minor, some would say major -- difference. Bass enthusiasts will notice a small, perhaps negligible boost in LFE oomph that will most likely satisfy those who were disappointed with the March 2013 Blu-ray's low-end output. In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't notice anything amiss earlier this year when reviewing the theatrical cut, although I also should probably admit the issue didn't bother me even once I verified its presence with subsequent viewings. Similarly, I had a hard time picking out the differences here, so take that as you will, bearing in mind the power of placebo as it applies to all parties involved. (None of that, though, is meant to dismiss the concerns of those who were bothered by the theatrical track's bass. Quite the contrary.) The LFE channel once again struck me as forceful yet discerning, producing deep, resonant thooms and weighty booms. All the while, the rear speakers bustle and bristle with engaging, wonderfully effective activity seasoned with convincing directional effects and transparent cross-channel pans. The resulting soundfield is wholly immersive, dropping the listener into the heart of Erebor, the cozy hobbit holes of Hobbiton, the vast expanse of the wild, the midst of a thunderous rock giant battle, the chaos of an underground Goblin city and the center of a cave where a certain magic ring slips from its master's pocket and bounces along the ground. Dialogue remains crystal clear and intelligible throughout as well (without a lost or muffled line to be found), prioritization is flawless, and Howard Shore's score is sweeping and full, just as it should be. It would take quite a lot to top this one as one of the best AV presentations of the year.


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