All right, as I said there’s not a ton of announcement news today, but while the press release hasn’t yet hit the wires, Warner and New Line’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now official for pre-order on Amazon on 3/24, and there’s now final cover artwork and details on the extras. You’ll get 3 documentary featurettes (Recruiting the Five Armies, Completing Middle-Earth, and New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth – Part 3), plus Billy Boyd’s The Last Goodbye music video. Below you’ll find the final official cover artwork for all four versions – the Blu-ray 3D Combo, the Blu-ray Combo, the DVD, and The Hobbit: Theatrical Trilogy Blu-ray set.
In other news today, Warner has announced the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar IMAX for Blu-ray Combo and digital release on 3/31.
Virgil Films has set Believe Me for Blu-ray release on 3/3.
And in other news today, Home Media is reporting that Universal has made a deal to distribute Paramount Blu-ray and DVD product internationally. This in addition to the deal already in place for Warner to distribute the studio’s titles here in the States.
Here’s a look at that Hobbit BD and DVD cover art (with Amazon pre-order links) as well as final cover art for The Imitation Game and For the Boys…
Back with more reviews tomorrow and a big new History Legacy & Showmanship column from Michael Coate too. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt