Middle-Earth Limited 30-Disc Collector's Edition Includes Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Films Plus Bonus Materials for $800

Middle-Earth Limited 30-Disc Collector's Edition Includes Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Films Plus Bonus Materials for $800

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You can get the extended edition of all six Peter Jackson films, as well as art, a sketch book, and over 70 hours of bonus content, but it will set you back a pretty penny.

There have been rumors of a mega-collection of Peter Jackson's two Middle-Earth trilogies - The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - for a week or so now, and it turns out that the rumors are (unsurprisingly) true. There's a massive new collection of films, bonus material, and extra goodies, but it comes at a steep price - $800.

Currently listed on Amazon as on sale for $599.99 (with a regular price of $799.99), the collection includes all six Middle-Earth movies. Each movie is presented in its extended-edition format and stored in a faux-leather book binding. The set also includes a wooden shelf to store the films on.

You'll also get every piece of bonus content and extra footage that's been released, which adds up to over 70 hours of additional footage. The extras for The Hobbit are on Blu-Ray, but The Lord of the Rings extras are on DVD.

Also included is a replica Red Book of Westmarch full of sketches and artwork from the films. You'll also get original, frameable reproductions of watercolor paintings by conceptual artists Alan Lee and John Howe.

While that is a lot of additional content, what it doesn't include is the additional footage that Peter Jackson has been talking about creating for years. Word was that there were plenty of never-released deleted scenes, bloopers, and more, but they're nowhere to be seen here.

Honestly, if you're a fan of the series, you probably already own these extended edition releases, and you'd be paying $600 (or more) for new covers, a wood shelf, an art book, and some watercolors. If you don't own the films and you're into this, go for it, but unless those extras are a huge selling point for you, you'd be better off buying The Lord of the Rings ($59.98) and The Hobbit ($64.99) trilogies by themselves.

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Now to wait for the supercut of the life draining from Peter Jackson, from the energetic and bombastic live-action directing of Fellowship to a broken man slumped in a chair in front of a green screen during Five Armies.

$800....for 3 good movies and 3 mediocre to possibly bad movies? Six movies total?! That's $133 per movie! SO NOT WORTH IT! Who in their right mind would pay $133 per movie? WHO?!

Deathfish15:
$800....for 3 good movies and 3 mediocre to possibly bad movies? Six movies total?! That's $133 per movie! SO NOT WORTH IT! Who in their right mind would pay $133 per movie? WHO?!

Somebody who wants the new extra goodies, obviously.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Now to wait for the supercut of the life draining from Peter Jackson, from the energetic and bombastic live-action directing of Fellowship to a broken man slumped in a chair in front of a green screen during Five Armies.

Poor man tried to soft-retire post-ROTK and was dragged to be sacrificed upon the altar of the Hobbit by giving his last vestige of energy to 3 movies that should never have been made.

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Thunderous Cacophony:
Now to wait for the supercut of the life draining from Peter Jackson, from the energetic and bombastic live-action directing of Fellowship to a broken man slumped in a chair in front of a green screen during Five Armies.

Poor man tried to soft-retire post-ROTK and was dragged to be sacrificed upon the altar of the Hobbit by giving his last vestige of energy to 3 movies that should never have been made.

Studio's fault, when Peter Jackson was pitching LotR he was struggling to fit it into two movies but knew it unlikely he'd get three green lit. The studio saw what he was attempting to do and told "lets be honest its three movies". As proved by the extended versions there were actually almost 4.

When Jackson pitched The Hobbit he knew it was only two movies....the studio told him to make three as evidenced by the extended versions it was still two movies.

Ralancian:

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Thunderous Cacophony:
Now to wait for the supercut of the life draining from Peter Jackson, from the energetic and bombastic live-action directing of Fellowship to a broken man slumped in a chair in front of a green screen during Five Armies.

Poor man tried to soft-retire post-ROTK and was dragged to be sacrificed upon the altar of the Hobbit by giving his last vestige of energy to 3 movies that should never have been made.

Studio's fault, when Peter Jackson was pitching LotR he was struggling to fit it into two movies but knew it unlikely he'd get three green lit. The studio saw what he was attempting to do and told "lets be honest its three movies". As proved by the extended versions there were actually almost 4.

When Jackson pitched The Hobbit he knew it was only two movies....the studio told him to make three as evidenced by the extended versions it was still two movies.

Shoulda been one honestly. Didn't need 2/3 of the crap they crammed into it. The book isn't even as long as the shortest book in LOTR, Two Towers... blech. It was all a "lets capture lighting in a bottle" crap and turned out exactly as soulless and mediocre as I thought it would compared to LOTR.
One good solid movie would have been better quality than the three mediocre faff we ended up with. Two would've been too much.

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Ralancian:

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Poor man tried to soft-retire post-ROTK and was dragged to be sacrificed upon the altar of the Hobbit by giving his last vestige of energy to 3 movies that should never have been made.

Studio's fault, when Peter Jackson was pitching LotR he was struggling to fit it into two movies but knew it unlikely he'd get three green lit. The studio saw what he was attempting to do and told "lets be honest its three movies". As proved by the extended versions there were actually almost 4.

When Jackson pitched The Hobbit he knew it was only two movies....the studio told him to make three as evidenced by the extended versions it was still two movies.

Shoulda been one honestly. Didn't need 2/3 of the crap they crammed into it. The book isn't even as long as the shortest book in LOTR, Two Towers... blech. It was all a "lets capture lighting in a bottle" crap and turned out exactly as soulless and mediocre as I thought it would compared to LOTR.
One good solid movie would have been better quality than the three mediocre faff we ended up with. Two would've been too much.

How about one 4-hour movie?
https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com/

Thunderous Cacophony:

Imperioratorex Caprae:

Ralancian:
Studio's fault, when Peter Jackson was pitching LotR he was struggling to fit it into two movies but knew it unlikely he'd get three green lit. The studio saw what he was attempting to do and told "lets be honest its three movies". As proved by the extended versions there were actually almost 4.

When Jackson pitched The Hobbit he knew it was only two movies....the studio told him to make three as evidenced by the extended versions it was still two movies.

Shoulda been one honestly. Didn't need 2/3 of the crap they crammed into it. The book isn't even as long as the shortest book in LOTR, Two Towers... blech. It was all a "lets capture lighting in a bottle" crap and turned out exactly as soulless and mediocre as I thought it would compared to LOTR.
One good solid movie would have been better quality than the three mediocre faff we ended up with. Two would've been too much.

How about one 4-hour movie?
https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com/

Kinda like Topher Grace's super-edit of the Star Wars prequels?

God dayum, even if I cared I wouldn't pay $800 for that crap.

I would like to buy all 6 movies in one set. I would not like to pay $1,000(AU) for them.

Christ, you'd have to be one filthy rich nutball to afford to buy something like that.

Last time I spent $800, I was buying current gen consoles, one of which I gave to one of my sisters as a present!

Does it at least include the HFR version of The Hobbit or are we still never seeing that?

LegendaryGamer0:
Does it at least include the HFR version of The Hobbit or are we still never seeing that?

We'll never see that. Blu-ray specs simply do not allow for HFR. However, I don't know the specs for 4K Blu-rays, but I do know for a fact 1080p Blu-rays are incapable of HFR.
About the only way I could possibly see it happening is if someone somewhere got a hold of the HFR masters, the ones being shipped to cinemas, and released THAT on the internet as a downloadable file.
But as a legit, commercial 1080p blu-ray, it won't happen because 1080p blu-ray players do not have the capability to play HFR. It was never in the spec.

It would be tempting if the Hobbit films weren't all unnecessary middling tripe that marred Jackson's legacy.

Still... does look cool...

Maybe it's because I live in a shitty country, but 800 dollars is a ridiculous amount of money for this.

Wintermute:
Maybe it's because I live in a shitty country, but 800 dollars is a ridiculous amount of money for this.

I live in Australia, believe me the price is still fucking outrageous - it's nothing to do with your location.

 

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