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The Hobbit Movie Delayed, Possible Effect on Rings Blu-ray Releases

Posted December 1, 2009 06:44 AM by Juan Calonge

New Line CinemaFans of 'The Lord of the Rings' can't get a break. After the unceremonious postponement of the release of the theatrical versions of the 'Rings' movies on Blu-ray (see blu-ray.com September 9), now comes the news that the theatrical release of the first instalment of 'The Hobbit' (often mentioned as the probable release date for the extended versions on BD) could also be delayed one full year, to late 2012.

Peter Jackson is working on the screenplay of the second Hobbit film. If all goes well and he receives the green light, he hopes to begin filming in mid- 2010.


Source: The Wrap | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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mishal
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Let's hope we get the LOTR very soon. I can't stand the continuous delay for a masterpiece like this.

gymclothes412
 - Dec 01, 2009

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I'd rather wait another year for the Hobbit and have Peter Jackson and co. get it right than to rush it and have it turned out like a Twilight film. I'm looking forward to seeing Jackson's The Lovely Bones in a couple weeks!

Heirren
 - Dec 01, 2009

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jimmybobo
 - Dec 01, 2009

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man oh man...

ChristerDoo
 - Dec 01, 2009

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As I have said previously - I refuse to bother with the theatrical release and if the extended doesn't come until end 2012 that's 3 more years of delay which will do nothing more than p|ss people off even more. LOTR, Star Wars, Jurassic Park - where the hell are these?

DonRSD
 - Dec 01, 2009

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^^^where is Back To The Future series on blu!?!?

i dont mind waiting for the LOTR set, but no way in hell i will purchase the 'regular versions'....only the extended versions will be purchased.

for the 'regular versions' ill rent them from blockbuster/netflix and thats that

Celerony
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Were's my precious?
As anyone who likes LotR, it's a hell to wait, but what else can we do?
My advice: Keep yourself alive, that's the most practical thing you can do.

@Heirren: Are you going to make the christmas movie: ''A New Line Carol''?
Sounds fun!

frenchglen
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Gives me another year's break from LOTR (seen the EE DVDs waaay too many times before :P) to make it an even better "return of the rings" experience in 2012!!

Elvis
 - Dec 01, 2009

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OMG...there is no getting it right. Just remaster the extended editions that are currently out there and release them for crying out loud. It's not rocket science! It's not like anything that can really be added to those dics! Sick of hearing people say that the would rather see him get them right! What's to get right?????

NYorker
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Can't be that they'll continue to hook the release of LOTR EE to The Hobbit. They insist? fine with me, I'll stick with my standard DVD EE. Won't spend a dime on the regular editions when they (finally) come out, and just because they have something we want doesn't mean they can drag us on for who-knows-when...

They should be let known that, hey, you want to release it in 2 years? 3 years? fine, but we're not buying. Maybe if they get stuck with tons of unsold BDs and will be forced to sell them at a loss, they'll get it.

I'm sure Peter Jackson can find the time to finish off these editions. Peter, please don't pull a GL and keep us waiting forever...

Marine Mike
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Nooooooooooo!

Diesel
 - Dec 01, 2009

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As long as the TE are out before then, I'm fine

sinister184
 - Dec 01, 2009

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i will punch Peter Jackson straight in the face if LOTR gets delayed again

rmainhammer
 - Dec 01, 2009

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I'm just hoping that when LOTR is finally released, we get a definitive edition. This delay is just a waste of time otherwise.

Born2BeBlu
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Seeing that the world is gonna end in 2012 (either by Mayan prophecy OR Sarah Palin being elected Prez), both THE HOBBIT and the LOTR Extended Blu's had better be released beforehand!!!!

And I'm with DonRSD - we want BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!!!! The good news is that 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the first film, so that definitely increases the chances. I've heard Bob Gale already state a hi-def transfer has been encoded, so that's also great news!!!

shamon
 - Dec 01, 2009

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WTF this is worst then Lucas taking his time to give star wars and all the Indiana Jones .

fettastic
 - Dec 01, 2009

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New Line has been advertising LOTR on Blu-ray since there has BEEN Blu-ray.

Bullseye
 - Dec 01, 2009

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According to this link the rumour is false.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2008/12/19/30806-rumors-abound-hobbit-delayed-until-2012/

Asylump
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Rumor Denied!

Grubert
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Bullseye, that link is from December 2008.

Chaotic
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Lets hope the world doesnt end in 2012

BLURAYSONYES
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Late 2012? We all probably be dead by then. Lets hope this isnt true though!

butchgo
 - Dec 01, 2009

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I would really like to see Peter Jackson get the EE editions of LOTR out by mid year 2010.
I am a huge fan of this story and I want to see the Blu-ray editions as absolute reference copies but man it is hard to keep waiting & waiting.

slimdude
 - Dec 01, 2009

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This news didn't surprise in the least, because I had anticipated their was going to be another delay for the Blu-ray release of TLOTR, and I was right. This is exactly why, I don't rely on the rumors that's being posted on this site. If any upcoming Blu-ray releases are not official direct from the studio, then don't post it.

Titanicfave
 - Dec 01, 2009

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C'mon with the LOTR BDs!!

Unoriginal26
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Worse things have happened.........Universal Studios "Flippers" anyone?

BLU_Until_The_End
 - Dec 01, 2009

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These better have the most pristine A/V encoding....as well as BD3D for this unreasonable wait...I wouldn't mind watching the trilogy in 3D...come on P-Jack!!

EvolutionCherry
 - Dec 01, 2009

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hmmm which will be released first on Blu-ray:

Star Wars, Highlander Season 1, or LOTR: EE.

Cinescapes
 - Dec 01, 2009

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I don't see how you guys can wait for the extended versions - It is just too far away from now.

I have to buy the theatrical just to keep my sanity. Pretty soon we'll see "The Hobbit coming soon in 2017 to a theater near you"

MADNOD
 - Dec 01, 2009

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i really don't know what's wrong with him, let somebody else remaster the prints, i just need the damn thing in 1080p and 7.1

after thinking about it maybe it will be launched in 2160p and 3D!

Jokerman
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Oh well, I don't know how long this will continue. Hope they release them soon with the right picture and sound quality, TrueHD 7.1 would be nice or maybe Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 at an extremely high bit rate if there isn't much space left on the disc. It would also be nice if they left the Dolby Digital 5.1 EX track but only with a higher bit rate and with a tighter low end for the subwoofer.

oguh
 - Dec 01, 2009

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the lord of the rings
star wars
indiana jones
jurassic park
back to the future
this triologys we need on bluray :-)

jaukerma
 - Dec 01, 2009

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You know, LOTR (extended) was gonna be a day one purchase for me, regardless of cost. If they keep yanking my chain, I'll just treat it like every other release and hold out for a killer sale after they're released. This is just stupid.

Schrute Farms
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Why doesn't New Line release the LOTR Blus in the meantime? They could make a lot of money now on the Theatrical versions, then hit us with the double-dip (on the EE blus) in 2012 when the Hobbit is finally released. If they wait and release everything all at once, we will pick and choose with our money and they (New Line) will lose $.

MetalMike666
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Maybe Jackson is waiting for bigger HDTV/Blu-ray player market penetration like Lucas! They both can bend over and I'll show 'em penetration! Seriously though, release LOTR EE on Blu already as well as Star Wars and Indy.

Blu-Jawa
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Aw great! another long wait!! ... damit! (excuse my language).

Stlsports
 - Dec 01, 2009

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As far as LOTR goes I wish they would just pick a date set in stone for release. They've been telling us this date and that date or this time period and that time period. They need to keep their mouths shut until they are dead positive of a release date.

tvine2000
 - Dec 01, 2009

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is peter jackson turing into george lucas!

Minimejer05
 - Dec 01, 2009

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Lame news...

slimdude
 - Dec 02, 2009

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Jokerman,

Dolby Digital Plus (which is compressed) was encoded on the HD-DVD format, not Blu-ray. Lossless audios: Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD MA, and PCM (Uncompressed) are featured on Blu-ray.

filmfreak3000
 - Dec 02, 2009

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You guys that keep talking about this like it's Jackson's decision do realize that unlike George Lucas, who does own his films, Warner Bros can do pretty much whatever they want with Lord of the Rings. About the most control they've given to Peter Jackson is what kind of special features will be provided.

myuzickman
 - Dec 02, 2009

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According to this website, (http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/3119527/Hobbit-shoot-delayed-Jackson-says), the delay is accurate. Of course, can you really believe everything you read on the internet? That being said, I do believe that studios should stop delaying the releases and double dipping, just to make extra money. Release all the versions at once, so that people can get the ones they want.

tvine2000
 - Dec 02, 2009

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i didn't see anything about the lord of the rings blu-rays getting delayed on that website.i did see that the rumor of the hobbit delayed is false.

ShellOilJunior
 - Dec 02, 2009

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I don't think these films are masterpieces by any means but there's no reason why these aren't already available on blu-ray.

Nathan Arizona
 - Dec 02, 2009

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I find it interesting that so many people can’t wait to get movies on blu ray that they own on DVD. Like DVD is a four letter word now. The EE DVDs are excellent quality in themselves, spread over two discs for improved bitrate – sure they don’t hold up to the best Blu Ray releases but they can still be enjoyable. I do enjoy these films but I’ve only watched them once completely since purchasing them. I’d much rather have films released on blu ray that never had good DVD releases, like Jackson’s BrainDead or Meet the Feebles. None of my favorite films have been released on blu ray yet – Paris, Texas being one coming out soon.

slimdude
 - Dec 02, 2009

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Nathan Arizona,

I agree with you 100%. Whenever The Lord of the Rings is finally released on Blu-ray, people are going to rush, and buy it, and then end up reselling it on Half.com, Ebay, or Amazon. Currently, I still haven't watch the Extended Versions on DVD, that's been collecting dust in my storage rack ever since I've purchased them at rock bottom prices (used) approximately two years ago.

mkelley
 - Dec 02, 2009

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Nathan has an excellent point -- dare I even mention (and this comes from someone who buys a TON of blu discs) that upscaling is so fine on most BD players that most of the time I can't even tell when a movie is truly BD?

The other factor -- unlike most of you I've spent most of my life only being able to see a film when it was in theaters or when it was shown on television. Heck, I can't even count all the times I stayed up late to see a movie scheduled early in the morning because that was the only choice to see it at all (and had to suffer through commercials, and had to see it on a 24" screen, with a print that was panned and scanned, cut for time, and maybe pretty lousy copy to begin with, etc. etc.). We live in a tremendous age when about 70% of all movies ever made are available to watch any time we want in spectacular image and sound and then I hear people griping (and, sometimes, myself) that such and such a film ain't on BD yet.

Let's be thankful for what we do have and not obsess over what we don't yet. You kids will definitely live long enough to have all the films you want in the format you want, unlike me. Enjoy it!

Sturticles
 - Dec 02, 2009

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Alright, that's it for me. See ya guys, it was nice knowing you. I hope whatever afterlife comes soon has LOTR extended editions on blu ray waiting for me.
Thanks blu-ray, you'll get a nice mention on my note for being the bearer of fantastic news.
Hahaha, but really this is annoying.

Darthruckus66
 - Dec 02, 2009

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I Can't figure out why they need to stretch "The Hobbit" out over two movies. The book isn't that long!

ShellOilJunior
 - Dec 03, 2009

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Two pots of money are better than one.

ivahelphelp
 - Dec 04, 2009

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“We’re currently working on the second script which we hope to have completed by the end of this year or beginning of next. When the scripts are completed, we can begin with the exact calculation of the necessary budget. We hope to start filming in the middle of next year. However, we’ve received no green light from the studio yet.” (- translated from German quote-)

likwyd
 - Dec 31, 2009

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Damn, then how long we gotta wait for the extended editions?, this sucks!


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