The moment J.R.R. Tolkien fans have anticipated. Well, if you don’t include the cinematic adaptations of The Hobbit. The Blu-ray extended editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one step closer to coming to retailers.
In an early announcement, Warner Brothers has already slated The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy – Extended Editions for a Blu-ray release in the near future. In fact, Amazon wasted little time in sending out e-mail blasts about pre-ordering the release. The list price has been set at $119.98 (current Amazon price is $83.99). Though not substantiated, the deluxe set will include the films on Blu-ray while the special features themselves will be on DVDs. Extras will be the same as extended-edition DVD, plus include the Costa Botes documentaries from the Original Theatrical & Extended Limited Edition releases.
Release date is not yet been finalized; Amazon cautiously alerts that it may come out in 2011 or even 2012.
You can see a trailer for the Extended Edition set here.
Note: Instead of being labeled as “Limited Extended Edition”
it has instead been retitled to “Extended Edition”
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