Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-ray Gets Official Announcement

Warner Home Video has finally confirmed earlier reports (see InsidePulse.com, March 9) and officially announced the Blu-ray release of the extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy for June 28. The three-movie collection will be a massive 15-disc set consisting of six Blu-rays (for the three films) and 9 DVDs (containing most of the supplemental material). The set will carry an SRP of $119.98, however Amazon is offering it currently for $83.99.

Each movie will be split across two discs. Audio will be 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The Fellowship of the Ring has been remastered from the original 2k digital files.

Contents by disc is as follows:

    1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring feature, Extended Edition – Part 1 (BD)

      ● The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)

      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    3. The Appendices Part 1 From Book to Vision (DVD)

      ● Peter Jackson Introduction
      ● J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth
      ● From Book to Script
      ● Visualizing the Story
      ● Designing and Building Middle-earth
      ● Middle-earth Atlas Interactive
      ● New Zealand and Middle-earth Interactive

    4. The Appendices Part Two 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…

    5. Behind-the-scenes documentary created by filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (DVD)

    6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers feature, Extended Edition – Part 1 (BD)

      ● The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)

      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    8. The Appendices Part 3: The Journey Continues (DVD)

      ● Peter Jackson Introduction
      ● JRR Tolkien: Origin of Middle-earth
      ● From Book to Script: Finding the Story
      ● Designing and Building Middle-earth
      ● Gollum
      ● Middle-earth Atlas Interactive
      ● New Zealand as Middle-earth

    9. 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…

    10. Behind-the-scenes documentary created by filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (DVD)

    11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King feature, Extended Edition – Part 1 (BD)

      ● The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)

      ● Commentaries:
      o Director and writers
      o Design team
      o Production and post production teams
      o Cast
      ● BD-Live

    13. The Appendices Part 5: The War of the Ring (DVD)

      ● Peter Jackson Introduction
      ● JRR Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth
      ● From Book to Script
      ● Designing and Building Middle-earth
      ● Home of the Horse Lords
      ● Middle-earth Atlas
      * New Zealand as Middle-earth

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

      ● Introduction
      ● Filming The Return of the King
      ● Visual Effects
      ● Post-Production: Journey´s End
      ● The Passing of an Age
      ● Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration for Into the West

    15. Behind-the-scenes documentary created by filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (DVD)

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