As iconic as a movie trilogy Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings is, it’s a surprise that it hasn’t gotten a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray collection yet. Until now, that is.
Recently, Sean Astin a.k.a Samwise Gamgee announced The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy set, which contains both the theatrical and extended versions of the Academy Award-winning trilogy of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It will released on 1 December.
There are two editions to this collection. The first is just the 9-disc set (US$89.99), comprising of three discs per film, and the second is a fancier gift set (US$139.99), which contains the 9 discs, stored nicely in a beautiful book-style box, within which is also a replica of The One Ring. Both are available for pre-order now on Amazon.
This will be the first time the series will be available in a 4K remaster, and, as Astin states, will be the “most incredible home-viewing experience possible.”
However, that’s not all Warner Bros. has in store for The Lord of the Rings fans. An Ultimate Collector’s Edition featuring both the theatrical and extended versions of the three films, as well as bonus content (possibly never-before-seen) will be releasing sometime in Summer 2021, as the most comprehensive (and breathtaking, no doubt) collection of the trilogy ever made so far.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.