Amazon is now taking pre-orders for The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Limited Extended Edition Blu-ray Edition.
While Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings movies are already out on Blu-ray, this new box set contains the extended versions of all the films, along with over 26 hours of behind-the-scenes and making-of bonus material, including the Costa Botes documentaries. It also comes with the digital versions of the films.
According to Amazon, this Blu-ray box set from New Line Home Video is scheduled to be released some time in 2011 or 2012. If you’re wondering why you should pre-order now, aside from getting it on the day of release, you’ll also lock in the current price of $83.99; if the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.
See full details of the box set here below from the product page; you can also view the trailer.
Also, if you’re confused at this point as to all of the different LoTR box sets out there (apparently, this new one will be the fifth one), scroll down on the product page for a comparison chart.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Over 30 minutes of footage incorporated into the theatrical release of the film Commentary by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens Commentary by the design team Commentary by the production/post-production team Commentary by 10 actors, including Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen Easter egg: MTV Movie Award Spoof (The Council of Elrod) Costa Botes Documentary: The Fellowship of the Ring: Behind the Scenes
The Appendices, Part 1: From Book to Vision (on DVD) * Peter Jackson introduction * J.R.R. Tolkein: Creator of Middle Earth * From Book to Script * Visualizing the Story * Designing and Building Middle Earth * Middle Earth atlas interactive
The Appendices, Part 2: From Vision to Reality (on 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…
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Extended edition of the film, incorporating 43 minutes of footage incorporated into the film Commentary track by writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens Commentary track by the design team Commentary track by the production/post-production team Commentary track by 16 cast members, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Bernard Hill, and Miranda Otto Easter Egg: MTV Movie Awards clip (Gollum accepting award) Costas Botes documentary: The Two Towers–Behind the Scenes
The Appendices, Part 3: The Journey Continues * Peter Jackson introduction * J.R.R. Tolkein: Origin of Middle Earth * From Book to Script: Finding a Story * Designing and Building Middle-Earth * Gollum * Middle-Earth Atlas interactive * New Zealand as Middle Earth (map with video location)
The Appendices, Part 4: The Battle for Middle Earth * Elijah Wood introduction * Filming The Two Towers * Visual effects * Editorial: Refining the Story * Music and Sound * The Battle for Helm’s Deep is Over
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Extended edition of the film, with 50 extra minutes incorporated into the film Commentary track by writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens Commentary track by the design team Commentary track by the production/post-production team Costas Botes documentary: The Return of the King: Behind the Scenes
The Appendices, Part 5: The War of the Ring * Peter Jackson Intro * J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth * From Book to Script * Designing and Building Middle-earth * Home of the Horse Lords * Middle-earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship: interactive map * New Zealand as Middle-earth: interactive map with on-location footage
The Appendices, Part 6: The Passing of an Age * Elijah Wood/Sean Astin/Billy Boyd/Dominic Monaghan intro * Filming The Return of the King * Visual Effects * Post Production: Journey’s End * The Passing of an Age * Cameron Duncan