The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy extended editions coming to Blu-ray

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Warner Home Video has finally confirmed that THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY, starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler, will be released on Blu-ray in a 15-disc set with extended editions, on June 28, 2011. Each movie will be split into two-discs and will be available in 6.1 DTS-HD surround sound. The trilogy will retail for $119.98 and has plenty of special features for the most enthusiastic of fans.

I really enjoyed the LORD OF THE RINGS films, but I don’t think I loved them as much as some out there, however I’m pretty excited about this set. I may just have to do that fifteen hour Middle Earth marathon that I always wanted to do, but to be honest that seems really daunting when I really think about it. At least I have a year to prep myself before THE HOBBIT comes out. Special features are broken down by disc, and they include:

LOTR Trilogy Blu-ray

  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:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • Cast
    • BD-Live
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)
    • Commentaries:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • 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:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • Cast
    • BD-Live
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)
    • Commentaries:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • 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:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • Cast
    • BD-Live
  12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King feature, Extended Edition – Part 2 (BD)
    • Commentaries:
      • Director and writers
      • Design team
      • Production and post production teams
      • 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 Two Towers (DVD)

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