Nov/2017

Hi Bryan Here…

The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition mega Set has been officially announced for a June 28th release date.  We previously reported on this story HERE.  Tons of very cool extras and features have been added to this release.

Warner Home Video has officially announced The lord of the Rings Extended Box Set.  There are going to be 15 discs in this monster of a set.

Get Your Set Here!! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

If you are like me, then you already own the extended editions of Lord of the Rings on DVD.  And if you remember, the films are split onto two discs.  I know many of you were hoping at some point that these bluray releases would have each whole film on a single bluray disc.  You might be a little disappointed then, because the films will be split up again on two separate discs.

Get Your Set Here!! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

But let me tell you why this is an AWESOME decision and the right thing to do.

By being split up on two discs, the film’s audio and video presentation will be 1000 times better.  The films won’t be as compressed as if they were on one disc which would make the quality of the audio and video less.  By splitting each film on two discs will let the films flow easier and have more room to present you with the BEST quality ever seen on bluray.  I am always a fan and for the best quality, even if it means splitting the discs.

Now let us get into the good stuff.

The films have been given a new transfer which will be from the original 2K files and will have English 6.1 DTS HD Audio.

Extras from the previous extended editions of the DVD will all be transferred to these bluray releases and as well the amazing documentaries of the behind the scenes of the making of Lord of the Rings by Costa Botes.

So let us recap:

2 bluray discs of the actual film.

2 DVD discs of all the extras of the film.

1 DVD of the behind the scenes documentary of the film by Costa Botes.

That comes to 5 discs per film for three films which comes out to…say it with me….15 discs.

No word on digital copies yet, but there are rumors that there will be some codes to go to Warner’s website to download the extended versions of the film.

Get Your Set Here!! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

Also there will be an HD trailer for a new Lord of the Rings game coming sometime in 2011 called “Lord of the Rings: War of The North: The Untold Story.”

Not to mention, all three films will come with its own booklet detailing the information on all the discs.

I am very excited for this release and think that they have done the right thing by making this the best presentation of these films yet.  You won’t hear me complain about a choice that results in better quality in audio or video.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Over 30 minutes of footage incorporated into the theatrical release of the film
Commentary by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens
Commentary by the design team
Commentary by the production/post-production team
Commentary by 10 actors, including Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen
Easter egg: MTV Movie Award Spoof (The Council of Elrod)
Costa Botes Documentary: The Fellowship of the Ring: Behind the Scenes (DVD)
The Appendices, Part 1: From Book to Vision (DVD)

    • Peter Jackson introduction
    • J.R.R. Tolkein: Creator of Middle Earth
    • From Book to Script
    • Visualizing the Story
    • Designing and Building Middle Earth
    • Middle Earth atlas interactive

The Appendices, Part 2: From Vision to Reality (DVD)

    • Elijah Wood introduction
    • Filming The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Visual effects
    • Post-production: Putting it all together
    • Digital Grading
    • Sound and music
    • The Road Goes Ever On…

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Extended edition of the film, incorporating 43 minutes of footage incorporated into the film
Commentary track by writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
Commentary track by the design team
Commentary track by the production/post-production team
Commentary track by 16 cast members, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Bernard Hill, and Miranda Otto
Easter Egg: MTV Movie Awards clip (Gollum accepting award)
Costas Botes documentary:
The Two Towers–Behind the Scenes (DVD)
The Appendices, Part 3: The Journey Continues (DVD)

    • Peter Jackson introduction
    • J.R.R. Tolkein: Origin of Middle Earth
    • From Book to Script: Finding a Story
    • Designing and Building Middle-Earth
    • Gollum
    • Middle-Earth Atlas interactive
    • New Zealand as Middle Earth (map with video location)

The Appendices, Part 4: The Battle for Middle Earth (DVD)

    • Elijah Wood introduction
    • Filming The Two Towers
    • Visual effects
    • Editorial: Refining the Story
    • Music and Sound
    • The Battle for Helm’s Deep is Over

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Extended edition of the film, with 50 extra minutes incorporated into the film
Commentary track by writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
Commentary track by the design team
Commentary track by the production/post-production team
Costas Botes documentary:
The Return of the King: Behind the Scenes (DVD)
The Appendices, Part 5: The War of the Ring (DVD)

    • Peter Jackson Intro
    • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth
    • From Book to Script
    • Designing and Building Middle-earth
    • Home of the Horse Lords
    • Middle-earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship: interactive map
    • New Zealand as Middle-earth: interactive map with on-location footage

The Appendices, Part 6: The Passing of an Age (DVD)

    • Elijah Wood/Sean Astin/Billy Boyd/Dominic Monaghan intro
    • Filming The Return of the King
    • Visual Effects
    • Post Production: Journey’s End
    • The Passing of an Age
    • Cameron Duncan

Get Your Set Here!! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

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One Response to “One Bluray Set To Rule Them All!! Lord Of The Rings Extended Editions Officially Announced And Detailed!!!”

  1. Gumbercules9000 Says:

    Cannot wait for this.

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