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The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers, Bilbo meets Gollum, and takes possession of the 'one ring'. "...a fantasy with the power to haunt your dreams."--Rolling Stone "...a fantasy-film cornucopia, with mythical creatures and grand battles woven into an old-fashioned adventure-narrative..."--Newsday "Jackson and company retain the wonder and majesty they brought to LOTR..."--Toronto Star "Piles on enough eye candy and action sequences to please fans, plus more humor than the three 'Rings' films"--New York Post