Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced a December 1st, 2020 release date for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Each trilogy includes both the theatrical and extended cuts that have been remastered in 4K with Dolby Vision HDR under the supervision of Jackson. Dolby Atmos audio is also included on each film, as well as digital copies.
For The Lord of the Rings Trilogy in 4K, there is an additional gift set version that includes a replica of the one ring. See details and pre-order at Amazon.
In the summer of 2021, a Middle-earth Ultimate Collectors’ Edition featuring “the theatrical and extended versions of all six films, along with new bonus content, previously released Blu-ray discs of The Hobbit Trilogy, and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” will be made available. Fans will have to determine if they want the individual trilogies for this holiday season, or whether they should wait for the bigger set next summer.
Next year is the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Warner Bros. is celebrating this event in late 2021 with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy featuring remastered Blu-ray discs of the theatrical and extended versions of the 3 films.