Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Here's the Ultimate Lord of the Rings/Hobbit Blu-Ray Set You've Been Waiting For


Emerging out of an Amazon.com listing today, the “Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition” features a whopping 30 Blu-ray discs of footage: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, and all of the previously released and monstrously extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries that were included in past extended edition releases. On top of that, each movie is wrapped up in its own faux-leather-wrapped book case, which themselves sit on an elaborate wooden shelf—hilariously described in the official release as “crafted from solid wood with a design selected by Peter Jackson.” If that wasn’t enough, the collection also comes with a recreation of the Red Book of Westmarch—the book Bilbo and Frodo “wrote” The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in—filled with pages of official concept art, as well as individual recreations of concept art from the films by Alan Lee and John Howe.
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