LORD OF THE RINGS: LIMITED EXTENDED EDITION Blu-ray on Sale June 28th

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Warner Bros. has sent out a press release announcing the release date and special features for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy.  For starters, only Fellowship of the Ring is getting a restoration, and while the regular-edition Blu-ray release proved that it needed one, it’s weak sauce that Warner Bros. isn’t bothering with cleaning up The Two Towers and Return of the King.  As for the special features, the majority are DVD-only and are being ported straight from the already-released extended editions.  The only new features are behind-the-scenes documentaries from director Costa Botes.  So essentially if you buy the Blu-ray extended editions, you’re getting 15 discs, but if you bought the original extended edition DVDs, you already own two-fifths of this “new” set.  And what’s the price tag on this bad boy? $119.98 SRP.

Hit the jump to check out the list of special features.  The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy hits stores on June 28th. Click here to pre-order it.

lord-of-the-rings-extended-editions-blu-ray-box-01Here’s the list of special features:

Special Features:

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 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

In their parallel journeys, the Fellowship will stand against the powerful forces spreading from the Two Towers — Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where Saruman has bred a lethal army of 10,000 strong; and Sauron’s fortress at Barad-dûr, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers culminates in the astonishing battle for the refuge, Helm’s Deep, the Kingdom of Rohan’s ancient large stone fortress, besieged by Uruk-hai warriors. The film won two Oscars: Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.

Special Features:

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
The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin), led by the mysterious Gollum (Andy Serkis), continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) struggles to fulfill his legacy as he leads his outnumbered followers against the growing power of the Dark Lord Sauron, so that the Ring-bearer may complete his quest. The film, which won Academy Awards® in all 11 categories for which it was nominated, took wins for Best Picture, Director, Editing, Art Direction, Costume Design, Visual Effects, Makeup, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Original Song and Original Score.

Special Features:

Disc 11 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Featured 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 Featured 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

Finally, click here to pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Limited Extended Edition on Amazon




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  • João Paulo

    Spetacular box set is incredible edition

  • tarek

    The price on amazon is now 83 bucks. I’ll wait till it down to 60$.
    anyway, I’ll wait the reviews on the FOTR before buying the set.

  • Neo_3

    What makes this limited, is it different from the EE Blu-Ray?

  • beppe

    Hi,
    i’m writing from italy,this amazing box will arrive in europe too or will be just for the states?
    thanx

  • TCM

    incredible.. it’s like music tapes, in the middle you need to go and change to another blu ray… ahahhaha why not putting all that extra content (comments and etc in the second blu ray… and the entire movie in just one blu ray… just a crazy ideia…

    and I’m confused… blu ray edition.. so why 9 DVD’s?? whay not 1 or two blu rays with the rest of the content… or 3 or 4 since blu ray could have better definition and sound to that same content…

    another lotr bust… let’s just wait for the next one..

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