Warner Bros. has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is set to bow on March 24th. Peter Jackson’s concluding chapter of The Hobbit trilogy stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace and Benedict Cumberbatch and will be released on a 2D and 3D Blu-ray pack, which you can pre-order now over at Amazon.com.
Also available for pre-order is The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy box set, which includes Five Armies, as well the theatrical cuts of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug (Cumberbatch), Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo (Freeman) frantically attempts to make him see reason, which eventually drives the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf (McKellan), the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Blu-ray release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround.
Special features include:
–New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
–Recruiting the Five Armies
–The Last Goodbye: Music Video
–The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
–Theatrical and “Legacy” Trailers