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Rankin Bass Hobbit: is there a 'fixed' DVD?


Jan 11 2013, 3:55pm

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Rankin Bass Hobbit: is there a 'fixed' DVD? Can't Post

As many of you know, when the RB version of The Hobbit was released on DVD, it was missing several sound effects. Is there a corrected version available yet?


Jan 11 2013, 3:59pm

Post #2 of 10 (347 views)
cave troll [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know..

Aragalen the Green

Jan 11 2013, 4:03pm

Post #3 of 10 (344 views)
What was missing? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have the DVD but not sure where sound effects would be missing. Guess I'll have to watch it again.

" Well well!", said a voice. "Just look! Bilbo the hobbit on a pony, my dear! Isn't it delicious!"
"Most astonishing wonderful!"


Jan 11 2013, 4:05pm

Post #4 of 10 (356 views)
A couple examples: [In reply to] Can't Post

- when Bilbo kills the spiders, there was a sound effect as the spiders "spiraled away"
- when arrows hit Smaug, there was a sound of them bouncing off.

Check it out; maybe yours is fixed!

Aragalen the Green

Jan 11 2013, 4:30pm

Post #5 of 10 (295 views)
Apparently not. [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember the spider's "spiraling away" sound from watching it on TV (years ago!), but it is not on my DVD; neither is the arrows hitting Smaug. I bought my DVD from a video store that went out of business a few years ago, as well as RB's Return of the King (video) and Bakshi's Lord of the Rings (DVD)--for just a few dollars each.

I actually like RB's Hobbit, except some of the voices! Every time I hear Bard I think of Dr. Quest, and Paul Frees voice was too familiar. On the other hand I did like Gandalf's voice, and loved Theodore as Gollum!!

" Well well!", said a voice. "Just look! Bilbo the hobbit on a pony, my dear! Isn't it delicious!"
"Most astonishing wonderful!"


Jan 11 2013, 5:00pm

Post #6 of 10 (275 views)
is there... [In reply to] Can't Post

anywhere but youtube that has a digital veriosn of these movies that you can purchase to keep. Not interested in renting, want to have a copy on my laptop of all three.

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Jan 11 2013, 5:02pm

Post #7 of 10 (263 views)
Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

You can own it via iTunes download for $15.

Grey Havens

Jan 11 2013, 6:21pm

Post #8 of 10 (228 views)
I always wondered what happened to those sound effects. [In reply to] Can't Post

At least the dvd didn't have the same problem at the last VHS release. The music towards the end of the movie got so loud that you could barely here some of the dialogue. Especially during Thorin's final scene.Unsure


Jan 11 2013, 7:52pm

Post #9 of 10 (204 views)
I'm sure we'll see within the next year [In reply to] Can't Post

The rights to R/B The Hobbit are in Warner Bros. hands so they'll obviously want to cash in while The Hobbit's popular. You'd think they'd have brought out a version by now, but they're probably just working on the up-scaling and special features. Make it worth buying. Or maybe they're waiting for the DVD release of the movie so people get the cartoon and movie confused in shops. We'll see Smile


Jan 12 2013, 12:07am

Post #10 of 10 (182 views)
There's also a couple parts [In reply to] Can't Post

where Smaug is breathing fire and you can't hear the sound effect. Also, right before the goblins come when they're crossing the Misty Mountains, you can't hear the door open and the horse cry and music come a few seconds later.

Yeah I watched it like 100 times when I was in middle school.....


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