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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- Martin Freeman

Overview - Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY left off.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY left off. Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.

Cast List

Simon Bright - Executive Producer, MAMA AFRICA (2002)
Peter Jackson - New Zealand-born director, LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy
Andrew Lesnie - DOP
Howard Shore
Guillermo Del Toro - Director, PAN'S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY, CRONOS
Guillermo del Toro - Director, PAN'S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY, CRONOS
Carolynne Cunningham - Producer
Michael Hedges - Sound/Sound Designer
David Farmer
Glenn Boswell
Fran Walsh - Producer, LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP (2001)
Conrad Pope
Joshua Levinson
Christopher Boyes
Dave Whitehead
Zane Weiner - UPM
Philippa Boyens - Screenwriter, LORD OF THE FLIES (2001)
Richard Taylor
Weta Digital
Richard Bluck - CInematographer, BLACK SHEEP, (2007)
Michael Semanick
Peter McCaffrey
J.R.R. Tolkien - Fantasy Author
Liz Tan
Cameron McLean
Rob Marsh
Kevin Romond
Simon Harding
Karen Elliott
Peter King - Makeup; Hair Styles
Eric Reynolds
David Clayton - Animator
Brigitte Yorke
R.A. Vincent
Belinda Lee Hope
Bruno DuBois
Sarah Morris - Production Designer
John Callen - Actor
Stephen Fry - British Comedian/Actor
Stephen Hunter
Sylvester McCoy - British Actor, the seventh Dr. Who
Ian McKellen - British Actor/Screenwriter
Sir Ian McKellen - British Actor/Screenwriter
James Nesbitt
Dean O'Gorman
Peter Vere-Jones
Ray Henwood
William Kircher
Graham McTavish - Actor, JOHN RAMBO
Ken Stott
Mark Hadlow
Cate Blanchett - Australian Actress
Mikael Persbrandt - Swedish actor, BENEATH THE SURFACE
Brian Sergent - Star, EAGLE VS. SHARK (2007)
Sarah Peirse - Actress/"Heavenly..."
Lawrence Makoare
Orlando Bloom - Actor, LORD OF THE RINGS (2001)
Stephen Colbert - Comic Actor, STRANGERS WITH CANDY
Greg Ellis - Actor, TITANIC
Craig Hall - Actor
Stephen Ure
Jabez Olssen - Editor, KING KONG (2005)
Lee Pace - Star, SOLDIER'S GIRL
Martin Freeman - British Actor
Jed Brophy
Benedict Cumberbatch - Star, AMAZING GRACE (2007)
Norman Kali
Evangeline Lilly - American actress, LOST
Richard Armitage - Former Secretary of State
Allan Smith - Stunts
Nick Blake
Matt Smith - Voice actor, BRAIN POWERED/HAMTARO
Manu Bennett
Ryan Gage
Tim Gordon - Actor
Kelly Kilgour
Luke Evans
John Bell - Actor
Aidan Turner
Peter Hambleton
Adam Brown - Actor
Peggy Nesbitt
Mary Nesbitt
Ben Mitchell - Actor
Robin Kerr
Eli Kent
Simon London
Mark Mitchinson
Dallas Barnett
Katie Jackson
Richard Whiteside
Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Peter Colbert - Actor, ;
John Colbert
Carter Nixon

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 161
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 794043161032
  • Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Fantasy
Jewels
Swords & Sorcery
Dragons

 
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Reviews:
"Jackson's direction is spiky and majestic....[T]he dragon is, quite simply, a marvel..." -- Grade: A- - 12/20/2013 Entertainment Weekly


"Mr. Jackson and his virtuoso colleagues stage much of the action with the visual vocabulary of a good, old-fashioned chase." - 12/12/2013 Wall Street Journal


"Jackson's latest go at Tolkien's treasured HOBBIT story gets closer to that rich alchemy of fantasy, adventure, imagination and emotion that made his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy such a triumph." - 12/11/2013 Los Angeles Times


"Peter Jackson's HOBBIT trilogy finds its footing in this much more exciting and purposeful second chapter." - 12/06/2013 Variety


"Smaug is a bloody wonder of slithering fright. And Benedict Cumberbatch gives him a voice to match." - 12/12/2013 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "Second time’s the charm: Peter Jackson sophomore HOBBIT outing exudes a deeper, darker intensity." Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- "Jackson does add to the breadth of the world, not least with the proper reintroduction of the Elves." - 12/07/2013 Total Film


"Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose." - 12/06/2013 Hollywood Reporter


"Peter Jackson’s 3D visuals are as breathtaking as ever....Dwarves and hobbits and elves share the screen with giant spiders and oversized bees and other amazing creatures, and it all looks hyper-realistic." - 12/11/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The thematic elements are in place, the emotional tension is highly strung, and the action unfolds in a wave like the fire erupting from the dragon's mouth, overtaking all in its path." - 12/13/2013 RogerEbert.com


5 stars out of 5 -- "A huge improvement on the previous instalment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and delivers spectacle by the ton." - 12/06/2013 Empire


"Jackson remains a skilled purveyor of derring-do." - 12/12/2013 A.V. Club


"The good news is that THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is a marvelous film, better paced, emotionally richer, and more tonally confident than JOURNEY." - 12/12/2013 Film Comment

 
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