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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Home Video release - more international information

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Feb 21, 12:17pm


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Following on from our posts earlier this week, we now have information from official press releases from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary and Germany. Here are the details:



Spain - release date April 8th, available online from April 4th

DVD/Blu-ray set - 20,95 euro

Collector's Edition (DVD/Blu-ray with a set of postcards - alas, we have no images for ya!) - 24,95 euro

3D Blu-ray (includes both 3D AND 2D Blu-ray) - 29,95 euro

(Interestingly, no version which is JUST a DVD is mentioned in the Spanish press release.)

Belgium - release date April 16th

Press release says there will be a DVD, a Blu-ray and a 3D Blu-ray, as well as video on demand.¬ No mention of any Collector's Edition or combo packs; no prices given.

The Netherlands - release date April 16th

Press release mentions Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (with the Noble Collection Dwarven bookends), Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and¬ Standard Definition DVD, as well as video on demand. No prices given.

Hungary - release date April 8th

Press release mentions Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (presumably with the Dwarven bookends, but the press release doesn't specify), Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD. No prices given.

Germany - release date April 11th

Press release mentions Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL versions.

There will be a very limited Steelbook edition, with magnetic (removable) lenticular cover and the Dwarven bookends, only available from Amazon. Press release doesn't mention a price, but Ringer spy TheHutt tells us it was 119 EUR and has already sold out in preorder!

Amazon.de also has an exclusive 2D-only version of the BluRay steelbook; spies tell us price is 28.99 EUR.

Finally, from retailer MediaMarkt and Saturn there is a Steelbook with removable, magnetic lenticular cover, containing both 2D and 3D Blu-ray (apparently retailing for 36 EUR), and from Electronic Partner/Media Max German fans will be able to buy the Blu-ray set with the LEGO Legolas (no word on pricing).

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Feb 21, 11:44pm)

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