Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” were no doubt beside themselves today when Amazon posted official details for “The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Limited Extended Edition + Digital Copy)” for the precious price of $83.99.
Of course, for avid “LOTR” fans, this latest release already comes at a price considering there have been a bevy of releases, from the regular DVDs to extended DVDs to regular Blu-ray, and now, this.
The Blu-ray extended edition is listed as limited, though it’s unclear exactly how long those limits will last. This edition features several of the same extras as the DVD Platinum Series Special Extended Edition, including commentary by director Peter Jackson and the film’s cast, bonus footage and design galleries. But fans who purchase the extended edition Blu-ray will now get Costa Botes documentaries from the original theatrical and extended limited editions as an added bonus, according to Amazon.
There’s also some added MTV Movie Award Easter eggs, which include Gollum making an acceptance speech, The Council of Elrod spoof and a “Two Towers” sneak peek featured only on this Blu-ray edition. Additionally, all three of Jackson’s Oscar-winning epics will feature 1080p video and DTS HD-MA 5.1 audio transfers.
Amazon has not listed any exact release dates, just a vague 2011/2012 time frame. Plenty of time to find room on your “Lord of the Rings” mantel. (What? That’s just us?)
Will you be purchasing the extended edition of “The Lord of the Rings” on Blu-ray, or do you have more than enough “LOTR” in your movie collection? Give us your feedback in the comments section or on Twitter!