Warner confirms details for massive LORD OF THE RINGS Extended Edition Blu-ray set


THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy: Extended Edition Blu-ray box set arrives on June 28thToday Warner Home Video released a street date and details for THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray set, packing 15 discs (6 Blu-rays and 9 DVDs) into the three-movie box set due in stores on June 28th.

The immediate good news is that THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING Extended Edition will get a new, higher-quality transfer from its original 2K files which should be a vast improvement over the inferior, largely criticized transfer of the theatrical cut previously released on Blu-ray.

In an effort to maintain a higher quality presentation of each film, extended editions of FELLOWSHIP, THE TWO TOWERS and THE RETURN OF THE KING will each be split across two Blu-ray discs due to their long running time and concurrent bonus features like multiple commentary tracks. Each of Peter Jacksons films receives 1080p picture quality and lossless 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio transfers.

The remaining nine DVD discs boasts about 26 hours of bonus materials including the great, extensive documentaries from the Special Edition DVD releases, plus the rare Costa Botes documentaries shot behind-the-scenes on each film which run over four-and-a-half hours in total. A disc-by-disc breakdown of the set is below.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of 119.98, but you can save 30% off this price by pre-ordering it at Amazon for only $83.99.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 2 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 3 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 1 From Book to Vision
  • Peter Jackson Introduction
  • JRR 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

Disc 4 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part Two From Vision to Reality
  • 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

Disc 5 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Disc 6 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 7 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 8 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 3: The Journey Continues
  • 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

Disc 9 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 4: The Battle for Middle-earth
  • Elijah Wood Introduction
  • Filming The Two Towers
  • Visual Effects
  • Editorial: Refining the Story
  • Music and Sound
  • The Battle for Helm’s Deep is Over?

Disc 10 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Disc 11 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 12 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • BD-Live enabled

Disc 13 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 5: The War of the Ring
  • 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

Disc 14 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 6: The Passing of an Age
  • 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

Disc 15 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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