Lord of the Rings Makes Its Blu-Ray Debut

Lord of the Rings Trilogy on Blu-Ray

Surely one of the most successful book-to-film adaptations ever, director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films finally makes its way to Blu-Ray on April 6th. The theatrical cuts of all three films are being packaged together in a single box set. The nine-disc set (!) breaks down as follows: each film on its own Blu-Ray disc. Special features for each film (in standard definition) on its own DVD, and digital copies of each film on its own DVD. So it’s not quite the Blu-Ray equivalent of “One Ring to rule them all.” I expect that the extended versions of each film will be released separately in the future, but if you don’t mind double-dipping (by now, it’s more like quadruple-dipping), you’ll find that these films still look incredible. It’s actually hard to believe that the films were released between 2001 and 2003, which seems like so long ago. The special effects still look great, even in higher-definition. And you’ll want to see and hear all the battle scenes (well, except maybe the dwarf-tossing bit) in full 1080p and uncompressed surround sound.

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