'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' arrives on Netflix UK

DNP Middle Earth beckons as 'The Hobbit' lands on Netflix UK

Netflix users in the UK needn't look to misty mountains old in order to get their Tolkien fix. Starting today, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is available for your viewing pleasure, marking a victory for the site over its competition. Sky Movies has consistently bested Netflix when it comes to acquiring movies before anyone else, but The Hobbit was one battle it lost. The film's sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is set for a December release, so this just might be enough to tide you over until then. Just make sure your viewing party is a dragon free zone. We hear they make for terrible houseguests.