We told you at the beginning of the month that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be out on Blu-ray and DVD March 19, and that if you have your copy in hand before March 24, you will get the access code to see a live online sneak peek of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hosted by Peter Jackson on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/Noon Pacific.
That event has now been updated to include a Q&A session with Mr. Jackson, and video questions are being accepted now:
Q&A with Peter Jackson
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson will host a live first look at “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in “The Hobbit” Trilogy, on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12pm Pacific at www.hobbit.com/sneak. Just added: The live event will now include a Q&A with Jackson and fans! Video questions can be submitted beginning March 12 through March 19 on “The Hobbit” Facebook page, or through the Vine mobile app using the hashtag #askPeterJackson. Fans can also Tweet links to video questions using the hashtag #askPeterJackson. The live event will be limited to holders of an UltraViolet™ code, available by purchasing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 2-disc DVD Special Edition on March 19. Visit thehobbit.com/sneak for more information.
That link actually takes you to this link, which is the Facebook form for submitting your video question to Peter Jackson. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF VIDEO QUESTIONS IS MARCH 19. Of course, you’ll have to have the access code to the event, which is only available if you buy the Blu-ray or DVD, in order to see Jackson’s answers.
Now, just in case getting a first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug isn’t enough reason for you to want to get the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray and/or DVD, here are a few reminders of how excellent the movie is, as well as a couple of messages from the players:
Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Martin Freeman’s Message to Facebook Fans Plus Troll Scene
Clip: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – “What is it, Precious?”
Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, and James Nesbitt Thank Hobbit Twitter Fans
The details for what is included in the various packaging of the movie can be found in our previous post.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 2-disc DVD Special Edition on 3/19.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is slated to hit theaters Dec. 13, 2013; the third installment in the series, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will hit theaters December 17, 2014.