Aussies Miss Out on Hobbit 2 Sneak Peek

Aussies Miss Out on Hobbit 2 Sneak Peek

March 25 Peter Jackson will host a live, worldwide online first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (seriously how awesome is that title?!). Much like the dwarf company needed Gandalf’s chunky key to get into the Lonely Mountain, you need a special code to access the sneak peak. Disappointedly, Australians will be missing out (again).

Feel like starting off the next working week more exhausted than you were before your weekend started? Well why not join in the live Q&A with Middle Earth master, Peter Jackson, in the wee hours of Monday morning? The question session will be followed by an all new behind the scenes look at the next installment in The Hobbit trilogy. 

The event will take place Monday 25th at 3am Perth time (6am AEDT). The venue? Your computer!  Dress code? PJs (or the nude if that’s how you roll). Sounds like my kind of event!

There is an element of exclusivity however; you require a code to log into the first look site.  The great news is, codes are as plentiful as Bilbo’s pantry: purchase any Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey DVD or Blu Ray and you’ll find your own special code inside.  Simple! Or so you would think… HOWEVER, the bad news is most Australians will be missing out with DVD and Blu Ray release in Australia delayed. Bilbo hit the shelves in the U.S  March 19, and the astute online Aussie buyer may be able to get their paws on a copy, however the bulk of Australians will be left out in the cold getting their codes well after the event.

Many nations are in the same boat; even New Zealand ‘the real Middle Earth’ can’t get their codes until too late.

I guess we’ll just have to look longingly at the first look site access page while everyone else gets the goodies… An edited version of the event will be available online at a later date.

To stick the boot in a bit more,  check out the cast talking about the event below.


Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational