Blu-ray Giveaway: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The contest is over! And, chosen by, the winner is … EUGAET! Congratulations. Please email your mailing address to by April 5 to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered. Watch out for other giveaways soon.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyMiddle-Earth fans, get ready! Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives on DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray 3D Combo on March 19. And Disc Dish is giving away a copy of the Blu-ray/DVD Combo to a lucky reader.

The Hobbit is, of course, the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic novel, but An Unexpected Journey is only part 1. Jackson stretched the story into three movies, adding in characters from the Lord of the Rings world to bring the films closer together.

Although Hobbit shares LOTR‘s Ian McKellen (X-Men: The Last Stand) as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett (Hanna) as Galadrial and Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as Gollum, among others, the movie also stars Martin Freeman (TV’s Sherlock) as a younger Bilbo, as well as Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger) and James Nesbitt (Coriolanus).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray boxThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossed more than $300 million in the U.S., and the three-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo has a value of $35.99. Here’s how you can enter for your chance to get one for free:

1. If you don’t already, Like Disc Dish on Facebook, Follow Disc Dish on Twitter or subscribe to Disc Dish by email (see the box on the right), then leave a comment on this page saying whether you’re a Facebook or Twitter fan or email subscriber. That gives you one entry. If you only do this step, you’re entered, but keep reading for more chances to win.

2. Link to this page from your Facebook profile, Twitter account, Digg,, blog or wherever you hang out online and put a link to it in the comments on this page. You’ll get an extra entry for each link. (Sorry, but links added to the Disc Dish Facebook page don’t count.)

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 every day for even more chances to win.

This giveaway runs through midnight, Monday, March 25, and the winner will be chosen by and announced here on Tuesday, March 26. Make sure you check back to see if you won. The winner must contact us by April 5 to claim the prize. NOTE:The contest is only open to readers who are 18 or older and in the U.S., with no post office boxes.

And, try out the Are You 100% Hobbit Quiz below and post your results in the comments, if you’d like. We’re 88%:



About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.