If you have a Tolkien fan on your gift list, this 6-Film Ultimate Collector’s Edition Middle-Earth set is a sure winner!
Released just in time for the holidays, this Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition comes in a “puzzle box” so that you can display it in several different configurations. In this set, you’ll find the theatrical and extended versions of all six films on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray discs, a disc of bonus content, and some nice swag in the form of seven two-sided travel poster cards (one for each movie, plus exclusive “Rivendell” card) and a 64-page booklet with stunning graphics. Also, included are codes for digital copies of all six middle-earth films.
Some of the older extras from previous releases are missing, but with 31 discs of content in this set, there is plenty to keep Tolkien fans busy. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was released in theaters. From rolling hillsides to a stunning gold ring these newly remastered films take full advantage of HDR.
This special presentation of LOTR and Hobbit content is perfect for those who have not already purchased the prior 4k versions on Blu-Ray or DVD. If you haven’t seen Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit in 4K, you’re missing out. The stunning detail of all the images on all six films have great contrast and are very crisp and clean.
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
ANNOUNCES PETER JACKSON’S
ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
31-Disc Set features the theatrical and extended versions of the six Middle-earth films in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and on remastered Bu-ray.
The Middle-Earth Ultimate Collectors’ Edition also includes Bonus Content never before released for Home Entertainment, collectible packaging, art cards, and more!
BURBANK, CA, September 9, 2021 – Celebrate 20 years of adventure and friendship as Warner Bros. releases the Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition, timed to the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The 31-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga contains new special features along with the theatrical and extended versions of all six films in 4K Ultra HD and on Blu-ray discs remastered from the 4K master. This Ultimate Collector’s Edition was be released on October 26.
The Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes the theatrical and extended versions of the six films from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures in 4K UHD with HDR – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Ultimate Collector’s Edition comes in unique “Puzzle Box” collectible packaging and includes a 64-page booklet featuring costumes, photography and production notes from the film, and art cards featuring travel posters and images from iconic locations throughout Middle-earth including The Shire, Lake-Town, Erebor, Anduin, Rohan, Minas Trith, and Rivendell.
Also included are the original Cannes Film Festival presentation reel, and footage from the recent Alamo Drafthouse cast reunion featuring director Peter Jackson along with cast members Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellan, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortenson, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, and Elijah Wood.
The Hobbit Trilogy
An Unexpected Journey
The Desolation of Smaug
The Battle of the Five Armies
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
4K Ultra HD** showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. The remastering process was overseen by Peter Jackson.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
Middle-Earth Ultimate Collector’s Edition contains the following special features:
- Cannes Film Festival Presentation Reel
- Alamo Drafthouse Cast Reunion
- “The Fellowship of the Ring” – RT: 39:38
(with Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin and Elijah Wood)
- “The Two Towers” – RT: 32:24
(with Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortenson)
- “The Return of the King” – RT: 29:48
(with Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis, and Peter Jackson)
This 31-disk Ultimate Collector’s Edition which was released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. on October 26, 2021, has a SRP of $249.99.
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