The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are being released in an ultra-special set of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogies suitable for the completist and/or the very patient among Lord of the Rings fans. This combined set comes in two editions: one is a relatively modest collection of the two trilogies, one is an extravaganza of movie, art work, and extras.
One set collects all of the theatrical versions of the movies in one six-disc set. Fans who want all six and who have been patient for lo these many years will be able to buy the set for a comfortable $35.99, give or take a bit. Fans who want something more extravagant have a chance to buy a thirty disk set with the extended editions of the films held in embossed, faux-leather covers and with a wooden shelf. More than seventy hours of additional material are included, as are maps, art books, and everything but the Hobbit’s front door, all for the equally extravagant price of $799.99. Admittedly, that is a lot of hours of popcorn eating and movie-dissecting with fellow geeks. Forget the weekend binge; we’re talking at least a week solid here.
Below is a short clip of Dominic Monaghan showing off the truly impressive collection, giving everyone a look at just what thirty disks means.
Both sets are available on Amazon on October 4 and everywhere on November 1. Will you be buying one?
Click here to order more modest collections from Amazon, or wait until October when they get to sell the super-ultimate set a bit early. It will arrive everywhere else November 1.