Update 4/2/13: The gallery has been entirely redone and expanded with HD quality screenshots from the Blu-ray.
These were taken from the 30 minute behind-the-scenes video “A Hobbit’s Tale: The Journey Begins” which was included as a download with the purchase of the exclusive Best Buy Blu-ray package. It is also included on the Blu-ray disk in that edition.
It is very similar to the v-logs, though it doesn’t really introduce you to new concepts (as each v-log typically did) as much as sum up the filming so far. There is some material from previous v-logs and other TV spots, but overall it was new footage.
Best Buy on Youtube posted a 2 minute excerpt from this video featuring Bilbo and Gollum.
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The Queen said:
YOU ARE THE BEST!!! *yes I am speaking loudly* A kazillion thanks!!! This should keep me busy for a while……:D I adore the painted fingernails pic…
This looks great! Worth buying just to see these 30 minutes alone. I have just clicked off THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE official website. If one clicks ‘Join the Company’, a very poor example of Futhark runes can be seen spelling and mispelling the names of the Dwarves! Can you guess whose name is misspelled? I can.
I am shocked!
These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing–makes me want to rush out and buy it now! Just a few more hours, though…
Thanks so very, very much, DJ. I have had the most marvelous time snaffling these. I am like a kid at Christmas once more. What great images!
Mind blowing! Made me very emotional. Thank you SO much!!
Thank you so much for these amazing screencaps!!!
I would buy this if only I could… why these special editions aren’t available in Europe I can’t understand. And why they don’t let us buy it from Europe is above my comprehension… so sad…😥
Thank you so much, DJ, for allowing us these amazing caps!! I get a kick out of the ‘gym’ ones. I am partial to the PJ & Christopher Lee’s and the RA’s close-up too. But they are all great!
Thanks sooooo much for the caps, DJ! Lots of stuff I’ve not seen before. I just got my copy (ordered on Amazon), so I won’t get to see this 30-minute featurette unless they include it on the extended edition someday (yes, I am nuts …) Would love tg know what that last set of shots of Richard are — looks like he’s making a speech of some kind.
According to a friend who has the Best Buy set, he says, “I can’t wait to come back next year and see you all again. Thanks for everything,” or something close to that. Short and sweet, unless they edited the rest of it out.😉
Lovely. Thanks so much for posting!! Since I am a make up geek – these are great to see. I hope this appears on the EEs, otherwise I might have to hunt this down on eBay at a later date.
Humma Heatherly said:
I have to wait til April so THANK-YOU !! Great job!!!
Thank you so much for sharing these
Gratiana Lovelace said:
Thanks for making these images available in the larger format!
Thank you very much for sharing these images! In some images (when he speaks to the public) Richard is like a Gothic sculpture.
i need this need this so bad!! i am buying em tonight!!!! thank you so much!!