|'The Hobbit' Hits Digital Before Discs|
|Home Theater News Blu-ray Software News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Wednesday, 06 February 2013|
Peter Jackson is all about advancing technology when it comes to movies, and the release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is helping to push forward technology when it comes to distribution. The Blu-ray hits shelves on March 19th, but the digital version comes out March 12th.
The UltraViolet version of the film, which is free with the DVDs and Blu-rays, will come with two hours worth of bonus features, though it's not clear if this will be included with all digital copies. Those who purchase the disc also get a code for a sneak peek at the next film in an event hosted by Peter Jackson on March 24th.