New 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' Production Video Has Arrived!

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No one has better behind the scenes footage of his films than Peter Jackson and the series of videos detailing the production of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' have been among the very best associated with his work. After a lengthy gap, the ninth (and final?) video has arrived and it's all about the mad rush to push the film through post-production in time for its premiere.

Fans of Jackson will tell you about the legendary special features on the extended edition DVDs of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and rightfully so: they're the best production documentaries of all time. The video blogs detailing the production of his 'King Kong' were so good and so popular that they warranted their own separate release! The folks who film Jackson's behind the scenes footage have this down to a science and their work on 'The Hobbit' has been sublime.

Like the other videos in the series, this one is a nice mixture of the silly and the serious, successfully blending straight-faced humor (motion capture beards!) with genuinely fascinating insights into the production of a blockbuster film. Watch it right underneath this sentence!

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