- The Hobbit (Peter Jackson, 2012-2014) – The Tolkien Edit [4hr15min] (HD)
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- Hobbit Peter Jackson 2012 2014 Tolkien Edit 4hr15min
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.expand_more
- Martin Freeman As Bilbo Baggins
- Ian McKellen As Gandalf
- Richard Armitage As Thorin Oakenshield
- Benedict Cumberbatch As Smaug / The Necromancer
- Cate Blanchett As Galadriel
- Ken Stott As Balin
- Graham McTavish As Dwalin
- John Callen As Oin
- Peter Hambleton As Gloin
- Aidan Turner As Kili
- Dean O'Gorman As Fili
- Mark Hadlow As Dori
- Jed Brophy As Nori
- Adam Brown As Ori
- William Kircher As Bifur
- James Nesbitt As Bofur
- Stephen Hunter As Bombur
- Lee Pace As Thranduil
- Orlando Bloom As Legolas
- Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel
- Luke Evans As Bard the Bowman
- Sylvester McCoy As Radagast
- Mikael Persbrandt As Beorn
- Manu Bennett As Azog
- Stephen Fry As The Master of Laketown
- Sarah Peirse As Hilda Blanca
- John Bell As Bain
- Mary Nesbitt As Tilda
- Peggy Nesbitt As Sigrid
- Ben Mitchell As Narzug expand_more
This is a rigorously edited version of Peter Jackson’s
trilogy, which more closely resembles J.R.R. Tolkien’s original novel. All three movies (An Unexpected Journey
The Desolation of Smaug
The Battle of the Five Armies) have been condensed in a single 4-hour feature. Well, okay, it’s closer to 4.5 hours, but those are some long-ass credits! This new version was achieved through a series of major and minor cuts, detailed below:
— The investigation of Dol Guldor has been completely excised, including the appearances of Radagast, Saruman and Galadriel.
— The Tauriel-Legolas-Kili love triangle has also been removed. Indeed, Tauriel is no longer a character in the film, and Legolas only gets a brief cameo during the Mirkwood arrest.
— The Pale Orc subplot is vastly trimmed down. Azog is obviously still leading the attack on the Lonely Mountain at the end, but he does not appear in the film until after the company escapes the goblin tunnels.
— Several of the Laketown scenes have been cut, such as Bard’s imprisonment and the superfluous orc raid.
— The prelude with old Bilbo is gone. Instead, the film opens with Gandalf's curious arrival. It's more quaint, more subtle, more Hobbity.
— Several of the orc skirmishes have been cut in order to give the final battle more impact.
— Several of the action scenes have been tightened up, such as the barrel-ride, the fight between Smaug and the dwarves (no molten gold in this version), and the Battle of the Five Armies.
— A lot of filler scenes have been cut as well (e.g. the 4-minute scene where Bard buys some fish and the dwarves gather up his pay).
I used 720x576 MP4s for the recut. The resolution is slightly reduced after a few exports, but it’s still about half-way between a DVD and a Blu-ray. Here are some time-stamped screen-shots, if anyone wants a better impression:
My main goals in undertaking this edit were to re-centre the story on Bilbo, and to have the narrative move at a much brisker pace (though not so fast that the audience lost grasp of what was going on). Creating smooth transitions between scenes was of particular importance in this regard. I even reordered a few moments in the film to make it flow better. The toughest parts to edit were the barrel-ride and the fight on Ravenhill (since Legolas and Tauriel kept bursting in with their gymnastics routine). If you have any further questions over what was taken out and what was left in, feel free to post them in the comment's section.
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