The details are starting to fill in on the much-anticipated The Lord of the Rings Blu-ray box set from New Line and Warner Home Video.
First, we can now confirm via retailers and a trade magazine advertisement that the finalized release date for the set is November 3. That is about a month earlier than initially expected so good news on that front.
As you may already know, this box set is strictly the theatrical versions of each film: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. The extended cuts previously released on DVD are being held back for a separate box set release expected to time with Guillermo del Toro’s first The Hobbit film’s theatrical or home video release.
Bonus features for this first LOTR Blu-ray set have also been revealed and, as expected, contain no new material. The newness will come from the 1080p video and lossless audio (exact format unknown but 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is expected) which is what most of you are clamoring for anyways.
- LOTR.net featurettes
- Previews, theatrical trailers and TV spots
- Welcome to Middle Earth
- Quest for the Ring
- A Passage to Middle Earth
- In the Set
- Return to Middle Earth
- The Quest Fulfilled: A Director’s Vision
- A Filmmaker’s Journey: Making Of
- National Geographic special
Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (that’s the official name) has a retail price set at $99.98 and an Amazon.com price of $69.99. You can secure your set now by clicking here.