It’s the best theatrical fantasy series ever released. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy.
So how much would you pay for a 30-disc edition of all six extended cuts of the Peter Jackson Middle-earth movies on Blu-ray? Assuming you haven’t already purchased each film individually, you could buy the Blu-ray extended edition of the first trilogy–The Lord of the Rings trilogy–for less than $60 from Amazon here, and the second trilogy–The Hobbit trilogy–for less than $65 from Amazon here. That’s about $125.
What kinds of extras would prompt you to pay $799.99 for a single release set of all six movies? For the first time ever, such a set is coming your way soon in The Middle-earth Six-Film Collection–A Limited Collector’s Edition. In addition to the extended edition release of all six films, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions. So what new comes with the set if all the bonus content is on the previous releases? Here’s what you get:
– The 30 discs are housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson.
– Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include: · Spectacular 100-page sketch-style book with replica The Red Book of Westmarch, filled with original film sketches and new artwork · Original reproductions of exquisite watercolor paintings by acclaimed conceptual artists Alan Lee and John Howe, framable and wall-ready
The bottom line? If you value these extras at approximately $600 or more, this boxed set is for you. If not, you can steer back to the current individual trilogy boxed sets linked above. Here’s more about the content of the new 30-disc boxed set from the press information for previously released content: