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'The Desolation of Smaug' Worldwide release dates

Arandir
Gondor


Jun 16 2013, 2:48pm

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'The Desolation of Smaug' Worldwide release dates Can't Post

Not sure if this has been posted or actually news (in case delete this mods). But just in case, here it goes:

http://www.thehobbit.com/releasedates/index.html

Warner Bros. has added a new section to the official film's site detailing the release dates for Film 2 around the world.

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(This post was edited by Arandir on Jun 16 2013, 2:54pm)


Thranduil05
The Shire


Jun 16 2013, 4:12pm

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Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wasn't aware of this! Most helpful Smile

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Glorfindela
Valinor


Jun 16 2013, 4:25pm

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Interesting – I bet the Australians won't be very pleased! [In reply to] Can't Post

I also wonder why it will be shown so late in Japan (March 2014).

Thank you for posting the link.


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jun 16 2013, 4:28pm

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I don't get it [In reply to] Can't Post

Doesn't this kind of late release stuff just encourage pirating the film? I know there are probably reasons but with the populations in Asia and the intense interest in Tolkien and both LOTR and The Hobbit I don't understand the late releases of the film. I honestly don't.

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BlackCountry
Rivendell


Jun 16 2013, 6:10pm

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Jeez!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Boxing Day in Australia, AGAIN?! Just as well I plan on seeing the film in Wellington during December! Did the same thing last year for AUJ. Seeing it in the Embassy Theatre for that prestige and all - it was marvellous despite the standard seats being cramped (not good for my knees :( ). Gotta be in quick for one of them Platinum seats next time lol! :p

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Glorfindela
Valinor


Jun 16 2013, 6:49pm

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That's just what occurred to me [In reply to] Can't Post

By the time March 2014 comes, most of those who want to see the film in Japan (and China, presumably) will have seen a pirated version, and many of them won't want to bother with the cinema one.

Doesn't sound as though showing it in these markets will be very profitable.


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Doesn't this kind of late release stuff just encourage pirating the film? I know there are probably reasons but with the populations in Asia and the intense interest in Tolkien and both LOTR and The Hobbit I don't understand the late releases of the film. I honestly don't.



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The Mitch King
Rohan


Jun 16 2013, 7:14pm

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LOL Japan [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Moahunter
Rohan


Jun 16 2013, 7:15pm

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NZ ahead of the rest of you. [In reply to] Can't Post

Because of the time difference we will be the first to see it here in NZ. Hopefully the Embassy won't muck up the midnight screening this time around.


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 16 2013, 7:21pm

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Yeah, I don't understand why Australia would be so delayed. [In reply to] Can't Post

I could understand it better in countries where they have to do subtitles or dubbing, but in English-speaking countries there isn't that excuse. Does anyone know the reason?

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Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jun 16 2013, 9:14pm

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My feelings too [In reply to] Can't Post

I just don't get the whole delaying it in English speaking countries at all. Even the Asian markets, come on. How long does it take to put subtitles on the film? Film is digital now. It should take no time at all. I dunno. I think it's a boneheaded move honestly.

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cats16
Valinor

Jun 16 2013, 9:27pm

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The even stranger part... [In reply to] Can't Post

is that AUJ fizzled in Japan during its theatrical release. It made more money in Sweden than Japan! I don't understand why DOS would be released so late, especially due to the poor reception of its predecessor there. I know that not all of the worldwide markets are listed on the site yet, but Japan is the only notable late one so far.

I'm also curious to see when it will be released in China.


Ataahua
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Jun 16 2013, 9:28pm

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Payback for them claiming pavlova as an Australian invention? [In reply to] Can't Post

I can only think that the movie chains want to build on Boxing Day being (so I've heard) a big movie-day for Oz. But a big film like DOS would do well even with a pre-Christmas release - obviously, because that's the target for most of the rest of the world.

I don't get it.

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Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Jun 16 2013, 9:41pm

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Me either [In reply to] Can't Post

To me you can't look at this film or set of films like others. It has a base viewership already. A huge one. Release them all at the same time or around the same time. It just makes no sense. I really wish WB wasn't distributing the film honestly. I'm glad they got it to where it got made but man their marketing is just terrible.

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Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Jun 17 2013, 1:44am

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It's because [In reply to] Can't Post

they like to have at least one big blockbuster released on Boxing Day to cash in on all the teens/tweenies being on holidays and bored after opening all their presents.

Sadly they've chosen The Hobbit movies to do this to. Still I get to get out of the house on Boxing Day, even if I do have to shepherd half a dozen kids and a husband to the cinema. Cool

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Mrredbirdy
The Shire

Jun 17 2013, 8:21am

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Belgium wins [In reply to] Can't Post

Belgium release is the eleventh, one day earlier than NZ, 2 days earlier than the UK and the US and a couple of months earlier than the poor Japanese. Next step is that the premier will be in Brussels...


Moahunter
Rohan


Jun 17 2013, 9:18am

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and France/Switzerland(Fr.). [In reply to] Can't Post

Perhaps its done by Lucky Dip.

 
 

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