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Peter Jackson’s Movie Prop Collection Part 3: John Chambers’ Makeup Kits (Video)
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Peter Jackson's Movie Prop Collection John Chambers

Mythbusters star Adam Savage and his YouTube channel Tested are back with the third video of their visit to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson‘s unbelievable movie prop collection, which could make any movie fan weep with envy. I know I have. Nine times.

The first part of the series focused on a Hal 9000 faceplate from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The second part moved on to something near and dear to the King Kong (2005) director’s heart, an armature from the original 1933 King Kong. In the third video found below, we get to see some interesting pieces that aren’t actually movie props but are tied to movies: the makeup kits of John Chambers, who worked on numerous classic titles but was also the man who helped the CIA set up the fake movie production seen in Ben Affleck’s Best Picture winner Argo. John Goodman played Chambers in the movie.

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Tour Of Peter Jackson’s Movie Prop Collection Part 2: Original 1933 ‘King Kong’ Armature (Video)
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Peter Jackson's Movie Prop Collection King Kong

A couple of weeks back we were treated to a visit to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson‘s incredible museum-like movie prop collection when Mythbusters star Adam Savage visited for his YouTube channel Tested.

While the collection has thousands of treasures, the first video mainly focused on only one of Jackson’s props, the faceplate for Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. An awesome prop, of course, but it made me sad we didn’t get to see much more of the collection. I hoped it would be the first of a series of videos, and, well, here we are! A second video of Savage’s visit to Jackson’s collection has been released, this time looking at perhaps the most prized possession of the King Kong (2005) director: an original 1933 King Kong armature.

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A Peek At Peter Jackson’s Insane Movie Prop Collection (Video)
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Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson's Movie Prop Collection

Any movie fan would love to put together an impressive collection of authentic movie props. Unfortunately, most can’t afford such a hobby. The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is not one of those people.

Jackson has a massive movie prop collection. So many, in fact, that the area he keeps them in looks more like a museum than a personal collection. Mythbusters star Adam Savage was able to hang out with Jackson and take a tour of this unbelievable collection for the YouTube channel Tested. Unfortunately, while we do get lots of peeks at the amazing props Jackson owns, most of the video focuses on only one. I’m hoping this is simply the first in a series of videos, because I sure would like to see a lot more of this collection. But for now, we have the video you can see below.

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Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg Collaborating On Secret Project
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Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg

As far as filmmaking collaborations go, it doesn’t get any better than Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. That came true in 2011 when The Adventures of Tintin was released. While the film adaptation of the Herge comic of the same name may have been a hit with some of us, it didn’t perform in the U.S. as expected. However, internationally, it was a box office hit. A sequel would have Spielberg switching places with Jackson as director and producer.

And yet, this report isn’t really about the two coming together for The Adventures of Tintin 2. Nope. During an interview, Spielberg revealed that he was working with Jackson again on a new secret project before heading off to work on a Tintin sequel. More on the story below.

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The Drill Down 405: It Only Takes One Bad Apple…
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TDD 405

This week, Samsung vs. Apple— the final round?, Britain responds to terror on social media, has the real genius behind bitcoin finally been discovered?, and what happened to Apple design?!…All this and more … on The Drill Down.

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‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Extended Edition Coming To Blu-ray & DVD
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson‘s unparalleled epic film adaptation of the beloved fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien will be drawing to a close – for now – with the forthcoming home video release of the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The shortest in running time of all of Jackson’s Tolkien features will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray later this Fall just in time for the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping frenzy.

You can check out the official press release and Blu-ray cover art here below.

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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition Hits Theaters This Fall
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Extended editions of films normally are seen in the DVD and Blu-ray release, and very rarely get a theatrical release. But fans of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit trilogy should be excited to know that the longer cut of all three films will be hitting the big screen this fall.

More on this story after the jump.

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Peter Jackson Had Replica Of ‘The Hobbit’s Bag End Built Behind Secret Doors At His House
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Peter Jackson On The Set Of The Hobbit

What happens when a geek finds themselves abundantly wealthy? They purchase massive homes and add lots and lots of amazing stuff to them. We’ve seen it with Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House, and now we have another example with The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies director Peter Jackson‘s 1930s mansion in New Zealand.

Jackson has had all sorts of cool stuff built to make his home unique, but perhaps most notably is the addition of an exact replica of Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit house, Bag End. And better yet, Jackson had it built underground, behind secret doors.

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The Digital Wire Blu-ray/DVD Release News: Escape To Middle-Earth With Big Eyes
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Digital Wire pick

Greetings and thank you for taking the time to read the first post-Oscar edition of The Digital Wire. I hope this finds you well and the big winner of your office’s Academy Awards pool. Now we only have less than two months before the MTV Movie Awards air. I hear Amy Schumer is hosting this year.

Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon, as well as a list of titles coming out this week.

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Last Minute Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Review

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom
Warner Brothers
Release Date: December 17, 2014

In what I like to call a “see it while you still can” style of reviewing movies before they leave theaters, I finally got around to catching Peter Jackson’s final film in the The Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

And honestly, I can say that if you loved the Lord of the Rings movies of Jackson’s, then you might indeed wanna catch this before it leaves theaters. And you need not worry if you skipped the second movie in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, or even the first movie, An Unexpected Journey, at this point. But I would never recommend a fan of the original book to ever see this particular film. The first two…sure…but this one, not so much. It’s complicated. Let me explain.

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