Based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien--Container.; 1; Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner.; The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'; 8; MPAA rating: PG-13; for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.; DVD, region 1, letterbox widescreen format; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.; English, French, or Spanish dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles. English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the Goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever...Gollum.Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
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Contributor Bio: Jackson, Peter
Peter Jackson is Professor of Global Security in the History Department at the University of Glasgow. He is also Visiting Professor at the Institut d'etudes politiques (Paris) and has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Yale, Carleton and Aberystwyth. He co-edits Intelligence and National Security (the world's leading academic journal for intelligence and security studies) and is the author or editor of five books including France and the Nazi Menace (2000); Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century (with Len Scott, 2004) and The Uses and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (with Jennifer Siegel, 2005).
Contributor Bio: McKellen, Ian
Sir Ian McKellen is internationally renowned as the leading British actor of his generation. His Shakespeare performances on stage and screen are legendary. His versatility and preeminence in modern work as well as the classics have earned him over forty important acting awards. For over four decades, alongside his prestigious stage appearances worldwide, he has starred in scores of films, television, and radio productions.
Contributor Bio: Holm, Ian
Sir Ian Holm is an English actor known for his stage work and for many film roles. He received a Tony Award for "The Homecoming "and a Laurence Olivier Award for "King Lear" and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in "Chariots of Fire". His other film work includes "The Aviator", "The Day after Tomorrow", "Alien", "The Fifth Element", and the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, in which he played Bilbo Baggins.
Contributor Bio: Wood, Elijah
Elijah Wood's film credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, The Ice Storm, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, among many others. Wood recently started his own record label, Simian Records, and is an active member and supporter of the Art of Elysium.