Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-ray Set Details & Pre-Order, June 28th Release

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The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray

The much awaited The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Limited Extended Edition has just been announced for release on June 28th, 2011 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and is now available for pre-order. Plenty of time to get your pre-order in and lock down the lowest price guarantee. Video specs are a 2.39:1 1080p AVC/h.264 picture with DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 audio tracks in 15-Disc set. Each film will be split across BD 2 discs, 6 discs total for optimal bitrate and picture quality, and there will be 9 DVDs of special bonus materials. Additionally, Fellowship of the Ring has been specially remastered from the original 2K files, following complaints about that film’s picture quality from the theatrical edition set. The contents of each disc have been outlined below.

Disc Contents & Special Features:

Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-ray Blu-ray Set Packaging and Contents

  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)

You can watch the trailer for the release here and check out the theatrical box set and individual releases too.

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  • Why would they put it in 2.39:1 format when 90% of us have 16:9 TVs

  • Will Dearborn

    Because OAR is important. You don’t want half the picture cut off.

  • Cameron Crawford

    I looked up what the individual cases of the movies looked like online and it looks like the blu rays are going to be like a thinner version of the original extended edition cases with the fellowship as all green, the two towers as maroon, and the return of the king being blue. but in these pictures you can see sam’s face on the side of all three cases. I’m not too picky but I would WAY rather the individual cases look like the old ones. Does anyone know what they really look like?

  • Harold

    You’d have thought they could fit the extended editions on a single 50 gb blu-ray disc. How much space was devoted to garbage like numerous HD audio soundtracks? I’m sure no one in America or Canada cares about german, spanish, audio etc.