If there was ever any question that fans of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy were willing to trade up their theatrical cuts for the extended cuts then consider it answered and put to rest.
Within an hour of going on pre-sale at Amazon.com, Warner and New Line’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray shot up to the number one slot on the etailers hourly Blu-ray bestsellers chart. That was early Monday morning; now 48 hours later it hasn’t budged at all.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray isn’t cheap, either. Pre-orders are selling for $83.99 which works out to around $28 per film. Granted you get a lot of film for your dollar, but not everyone can afford to plop down nearly $100 for a Blu-ray box set.
Click here to pre-order The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray for $83.99 at Amazon.com.
Warner Bros. and New Line haven’t revealed a release date for the extended cuts of The Lord of the Rings yet but they’re widely expected to ship sometime between October and December.