Fans of The first Hobbit movie won’t have to wait too long before seeing the film again in their own living rooms, plus seeing the first sneak peek of the next movie in line of the trilogy. The Hobbit website today has a special ‘sneak peek’ page set up for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.
The full page advertisement lets fans know that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be available on Blue-ray Combo Pack™ and DVD on March 19. Inside each package will be an access code that can be used to see a special sneak peek of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug on March 24. The sneak peek will be available on-line at 3pm Eastern/ 12pm Pacific in the US.
A new elvish music video has gone up on YouTube that is hauntingly beautiful and those who love all things elvish should take a listen to.
‘Silmesse‘ (meaning ‘Starlight‘ in Quenya) is a poem that was written by Helge K. Fauskanger, a noted elvish-linguist in Tolkien circles. He regularly posts at Elfling, a group on Yahoo dedicated to helping learn about Tolkien’s elvish languages – primarily Quenya and Sindarin. Fauskanger also runs the website Ardalambion that focuses on a scholarly approach to all of Tolkien’s invented languages.
Artist and composer Carvin Knowles, who has done work on the hit show The Sopranos and movie American Pie, has created a music score to accompany Fauskanger’s poem and it is performed by The Fellowship featuring Caitlin Elisabeth on vocals. The sound is ethereal, helping transport the listener to another time, an ancient time when the world was new.
Here is the music video. Take a listen and see what you think. The poem in Quenya by Fauskanger and it’s translation in English are posted below the video
Sinome háran i marya silmesse;
Ilmello sílar tinwi lómisse;
Ni-cenar, i telpeva hendi,
ve cennelte i cuivie Quendi.
Alasse antar i menelmíri,
laitan mi anvanye líri.
Oiale ná i silme vinya;
tíranyes sí vi Quende minya,
vi minya Cuiviéneno
i cenne cala eleno.
Here I sit in the pale starlight
from Ilmen, sparks are shining into the night
They see me, the silvery eyes,
as they saw the wakening Elves
The heavenly jewels give me joy
I praise them in the fairest songs
The starlight is forever new
I watch them now as the first Elf did
as the first awakened
who saw the light of a star.
Today is going to be quite a busy day for fans of Middle-earth as tickets for both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy go on sale today.
“In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit…”
Advanced tickets for the eagerly awaited The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey go on sale today at 12 pm EST (9 am PST) both online and at at theaters.
The film will screen in many different formats, from the new HFR 3D down to standard 2D. To see if your theater will show the film in the new HFR 3D (48fps) check the list provided at 48fps Movies.
Looking for a line party?
TORn is the place to check! They have put together a nice list of line parties available worldwide. Check the list and join fellow TORn and Tolkien lovers for a night full of magic.
See The Lord of the Rings again on the big screen!
Word is out that both Regal and AMC theaters in the US will be having special trilogy screenings of The Lord of the Rings on Saturday, December 8th, the weekend before The Hobbit it released. Each movie will be the Extended Edition versions. Start times vary between the theater chains but it seems 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. is when most will start the viewing. Check with your local Regal or AMC theater to see if they are participating and at what time the films start. Ticket prices for AMC are reported as being $25 and $30 for Regal. Tickets go on sale today at 12 pm EST (9 am PST) both online and at at theaters.
Word has just been released about the soundtrack for the forthcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! John Halecky at Fandango’s Movie Blog reports on the track listing for both the Special and Standard CD editions, as well as the cover art for both.
Exclusive: ‘The Hobbit’ Soundtrack Album Art and Track Listing Premiere!
The kind folks over at WaterTower Music have given us the exclusive soundtrack album art and track listings for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The first of a trilogy of films from Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), will be released in the U.S. on December 14, 2012. The soundtrack will be released on December 11th. The soundtrack will be available both digitally and as a 2 CD set.
To read more, head over to Fandango’s Movie Blog. Be sure to order your tickets when they are available on November 7th for a special gift. You can sign up to be reminded when tickets are available and order them through the Fandango link provided in the banner to the right.
It appears that the free wallpaper advertised with the new 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Wall Calendar from Day Dream, owned by Mead, is not working for some people.
The calendar, which I reported about in a previous post (Official 2013 Hobbit calendar reveals interesting images), includes a calendar widget as well as downloadable wallpaper for your computer. I believe the wallpaper should be the image below – I have not received my calendar yet, so I cannot be sure.
If anyone has gotten the wallpaper download to work, I invite you to leave a comment to this post so that others can read it and hopefully get the download to work for them as well. Also, if you are one of those for whom the download is not working, I ask you to also post so that we can see how many this is affecting.
The latest edition of Empire magazine which hits newsstands in the UK tomorrow will feature five different covers for the upcoming film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But these aren’t just any old covers, they are 3D lenticular covers! That’s right, they are scaled-down versions of the 3D lenticular posters seen at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!
The five covers feature the lovable wizard Gandalf, beautiful and wise elf Galadriel, the mighty leader of the dwarves Thorin Oakenshield, crafty creature Gollum, and of course the hero of the story, hobbit Bilbo Baggins.
Subscribers to the magazine will also get their own special Bilbo cover in addition to one of the lenticulars. The new issue will be available in the UK tomorrow, October 25th, as well as in the UK and US iTunes stores.
Check out all five covers, as well as the special limited edition cover only available to subscribers in the gallery below.