Last month we found out that Billy Boyd, who starred as Pippin in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and sang a memorable song in the third movie, The Return of the King, would be singing the end credits song for the final movie in Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
The song is titled “The Last Goodbye,” and not only can you listen to it right now but there’s an official video for it as well you can watch below. The video is all about giving fans the warm fuzzies, as footage of Boyd singing is mixed with clips from both trilogies and behind the scenes footage of the actors having a merry old time on the set.
There’s a wealth of memorable moments to be found within Peter Jackson’s massive Lord of the Rings trilogy. One of these moments comes in the third and final movie, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, when hobbit Pippin (Billy Boyd) is ordered to sing a song for the Steward of Gondor, Denethor (John Noble), to whom he volunteered his service. As Pippin sings his sad song, titled “The Edge of Night,” Denethor feasts away carelessly while his son Faramir (David Wenham) and his soldiers, who were sent into an impossible battle by the Steward, are met with waves of orcish arrows.
If you too are fond of this scene and Pippin’s song, depressing as it is, there’s some good news to be had today. It’s been announced that Billy Boyd will be semi-returning to Middle-earth by recording the end credits song for the third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
You can read more and check out Boyd singing “Edge of Night” in Return of the King below if you don’t remember it or just want to see it again.
On March 19, 2013, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey comes to DVD ($14.99), Blu-ray (for $25.99), and 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack (for $27.99). If you pre-order now, you’ll lock in those lower prices (the retail price is 28%-48% higher than the pre-order prices); Also, if you purchase the Lego Lord of the Rings video game for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii, you can receive $15 off your pre-order purchase of The Hobbit 3D Blu-ray or Blu-ray editions. Visit the Sale page to make your purchases.
To coincide with the release of The Hobbit, Amazon has The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture TrilogyExtended Edition Blu-ray box set on sale right now for only $49.99 (that’s 58% off the list price of $119.98 and $30 less than the usual discounted price at Amazon).
The 15-disc extended edition LoTR Blu-ray set box contains the extended versions of all three of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films “” The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King “” along with over 26 hours of behind-the-scenes and making-of bonus material, including the Costa Botes documentaries. It also comes with the digital versions of the films.