Except, of course, in reruns. I do have all the other movies on CD, and I plan to get Battle as soon as it becomes available.
As with the earlier two Hobbit movies, director Peter Jackson brings in some characters that Tolkien didn't introduce until The Lord of the Rings. There's a foreshadowing of The Lord of the Rings – something I think Tolkien himself would have done if he had written The Hobbit with LOTR already in mind.
I have to say, one of my favorite scenes involves the arrival of Thranduil, leader of the wood elves, who is riding … Well, I won't spoil the surprise for those who haven't seen the movie. Suffice to say that horses aren't the only steeds of choice in Jackson's world.
As in all of Jackson's “Middle Earth” movies, the settings and the action are breathtaking. And yes, I will go see this movie again if I get a chance, because there's just a lot to see and take in. If you're a fan of Tolkien, and of Jackson's take on Tolkien, this is another must-see film.