Trailer for THE LORD OF THE RINGS Blu-ray Box Set Reminds Us All Why We Loved Our Journey Through Middle-Earth

     December 15, 2009

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I haven’t watched any of The Lord of the Rings films since 2004 but I’ll definitely be sitting down with them again when they hit Blu-ray on April 6, 2010.  Warner Bros. Home Video just released a two-minute trailer showcasing all the films together again and it was a reminder of why we fell in love with Peter Jackson’s masterful adaptation in the first place.

As we reported yesterday, WBHV is releasing the theatrical versions of the films in a nine-disc box set which will include the Blu-ray versions of the films, mostly the features from the original DVDs, and a digital copy of each film.  The set will retail for $99.98 but since that’s the MSRP, you’ll probably be able to buy it for slightly less (my guess is somewhere around $75-80, at least when it first goes on sale).  There’s currently no word when we’ll see the extended editions on Blu-ray.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and look over the specs of the box set.

The_Lords_of_the_Rings_Blu_ray (1).jpgSynopsis:  All three original theatrical films together for the first time on Blu-ray! Assisted by a Fellowship of heroes, Frodo Baggins plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron. The astonishing journey begins in the first film of director/co-writer Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy that redefined fantasy filmmaking. This imaginative foray into J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth won 4 Academy Awards®* and earned 13 total nominations including Best Picture.

Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor. Gollum insists on being the guide. Can anyone so corrupted by the ring be trusted? Can Frodo, increasingly under the sway of the ring, even trust himself? Meanwhile, Aragorn, drawing closer to his kingly destiny, rallies forces of good for the battles that must come. Director Peter Jackson delivers an amazing second movie that won 2 Academy Awards®* and 6 total nominations including Best Picture. The journey continues. So do the astonishing spectacle and splendor.

It is time. For Frodo to overcome the wickedness of Gollum, the horrifying attack of the colossal arachnid Shelob and the soul-twisting allure of a ring that resists destruction. For Aragorn to take up the sword of his forebears and the crown of his birthright. For the mighty clash that wizard Gandalf calls “the great battle of our time.” And for the inspired culmination of the films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary classic. For the third time, a Rings movie was a Best Picture Academy Award® nominee and for the first time it claimed that prize (plus 10 more).* The King deserves its crown.

DVD Features:

Disc 1

Fellowship of the Ring Feature
Trailers
“The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest” Game Trailer
“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Supertrailer]
“The Lord of the Rings: War in the North” Game Trailer

Disc 2

Welcome to Middle-Earth: Houghton Mifflin In-Store Special
Quest for the Ring: FOX TV Special
A Passage to Middle-Earth: SCI-FI Channel Special
Finding Hobbiton
Hobbiton Comes Alive
Believing the World of Bree
Ringwraiths: The Fallen Kings
Rivendell: The Elven Refuge
Languages of Middle-Earth
Two Wizards
Music of Middle-Earth
Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen,,Orlando Bloom,,Cate Blanchett,,Liv Tyler,
Ian McKellen
Weathertop: The Windy Hill
MTV
Fellowship
To Ten/AFI
Phenomenon
Academy Nomination
Epic Oscar
Enya “May it Be” Music Video
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of “The Two Towers”

Disc 3

The Two Towers Feature
Trailers
“The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest” Game Trailer
“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Supertrailer
“The Lord of the Rings: War in the North” Game Trailer Only

Disc 4

On the Set “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” – Starz Encore Special
Return to Middle-Earth: WB Special
“The Long and Short of It” A Short Film Directed by Sean Astin
The Making of “The Long and Short of It”
Forces of Darkness
Designing the Sounds of Middle-Earth
Edoras: The Rohan Capital
Creatures of Middle-Earth
Gandalf the White
Arms and Armor
The Battle of Helm’s Deep
Bringing Gollum to Life
New Power, Another, Event, Dream Darkness, Return,Strike,Countdown,,One
World Review, The Wait is Over
Review B/Golden Globes
Gollum,Supreme Review
Review A/Globe, Good Top 10
Top 10 Review, Emiliana Torrini “Gollum’s Song” Music Video
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview
Behind the Scenes Preview of “The Return of the King”

Disc 5

Return of the King Feature
Trailers
“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Supertrailer
“The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest” Game Trailer
“The Lord of the Rings: War in the North” Game Trailer

Disc 6

The Quest Fulfilled: A Director’s Vision
A Filmaker’s journey: Making “The Return of the King”
National Geogrpahic Special – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Aragorn’s Destiny, Minas Tirith: Captial of Gondor
The Battle of Pelennor Fields, Samwise the Brave
Eowyn: White Lady of Rohan, Digital Horse Doubles
Heart/Frodo, Every Path, Test, Aragorn, Time, Every Step, Sword, Decided
Time Review
Decided Review
Step Golden Globes
Globe Noms
New Epic Globe
Special Extended DVD Edition Preview

Disc 7 – Fellowship of the Ring

Disc 8 – The Two Towers

Disc 9 – Return of the King

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