Hold on to your wizard hats, people. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
Amazon is announcing a Lord of the Rings box set that will hit (virtual) shelves October 8. This set will include all three Hobbit movies (“An Unexpected Journey,” “The Desolation of Smaug,” and “The Battle of the Five Armies”) alongside the three “Lord of the Rings” movies (“Fellowship of the Ring,” “Two Towers,” and “Return of the King.”)
Not content to simply release the movie editions and be done with it, the powers that be have declared that all six of the films will be extended cut versions, with additional footage, rendered in glorious Blu-Ray.
— John Sawyer (@sawyerlex) August 18, 2016
Obviously, these DVDs aren’t going to be placed in some hideous plastic contraption. Hobbits don’t have plastic, just big hairy feet and an adventure aversion. These babies will be enshrined in individual faux leather cases designed to look like books. No room on your bookshelf? Good thing Peter Jackson himself selected a design for a mini-bookshelf, and that the bookshelf comes with the DVDs. That’s pretty cool, but for the as-yet-unnamed-but-undoubtedly-pretty penny they’ll be charging for this set, that can’t be all. Right? There’s gotta be more, right? Uh, does a warg s%!t in the woods?
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce that me and Mrs are over. I’m now sleeping with this 30 DISC LOTR/HOBBIT SET pic.twitter.com/Ouz9frHoea
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) August 18, 2016
So other than that, there’s a literal replica of the Red Book of Westmarch that contains all sorts of goodies – like concept art and reconstructions thereof from the original films. Wicked? Wicked.
How much is this gonna set you back? No word – earlier, Amazon stuck an $800 price tag on this, but now there’s not so much as an estimate.
Want to refresh your memory? Check this super-supertrailer: all trailers for the Ring and Hobbit movies, edited together for your viewing pleasure.
Do you think this set is worth the hype? Let us know in the comments!