Warner Bros. are preparing the The Lord of the Rings Special Extended Edition for Blu-Ray. Here are the latest release date infos and the preorder links. If you still haven’t seen the special extended edition, the Blu-Ray edition might be a good way to catch up.
The full product title of the upcoming Blu-Ray edition is The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] – the title reveals that it includes the special extended edition that was released back in 2004 on DVD and a special digital copy). So, if you already own the extended edition on DVD, the only difference is the image quality.
Preorder Blu-Ray Extended Edition
Theatrical vs. Extended Limited Edition [OVERVIEW]
There are so many editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy that it quickly gets very confusing. Here’s a list of all the editions:
- Original Theatrical Edition, Release Date: 2004
- Platinum Series Special Extended Edition, Release Date: 2004
- Original Theatrical and Extended Limited Edition, Release Date: 2006
- Original Theatrical Edition [Blu-ray], Release Date: 2010
- Extended Edition [Blu-ray], Release Date: 2011 or 2012 15 Discs TOTAL
Extended Blu-Ray Special Edition
The theatrical edition includes the extra footage of the special extended edition, as well as three behind-the-scenes documentaries by Costa Botes, the filmmaker director Peter Jackson personally hired. The upcoming Extended Blu-Ray special edition is the same as the special extended DVD edition of the Lord of the Rings. So, if you want a better quality (than DVD) this is the way to go.
If you haven’t seen the special extended edition yet, it’s really worth it, because it includes a lot of new footage that is not included in the original movie, so it’s a pretty refreshing experience for Lord of the Rings fans. The books are also awesome, because you can read the books once per year and it never gets boring with all the background lore (there’s also the Simarillion, etc), but you can’t read an entire book like Lord of the Rings in one day (unless you do some crazy speed reading), so the movies are always great entertainment for a nice evening.
Release Date (TBA)
– Dates will be updated here –
The release date of the extended Blu-Ray special edition has not been revealed by Warner Bros, however you can now preorder the extended Blu-Ray edition here and it will get delivered in 2011 or 2012: Click here to preorder Extended Edition [Blu-ray], Release Date: 2011 or 2012 15 Discs TOTAL