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Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Old 08-09-21, 10:20 PM
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Iím down for new special features but Iíd also like all the old ones compiled in there too because thereís a lot of them I never got around to watching.
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Old 08-10-21, 12:36 AM
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Iím down for new special features but Iíd also like all the old ones compiled in there too because thereís a lot of them I never got around to watching.
Yeah. I wish they will make this the set that rules them all.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

I think about all of the special features that I have yet to watch and wonder if I will ever watch them. Probably not.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Yet another possible first look at the set.



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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

My wallet just hurt.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

31 discs?
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Are they still refusing to combine the DVD special features into one Bluray disc? I don't care if they're still SD, just put them all on one disc!
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

If this is only going to have 1 bonus disc, then it's an easy pass.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
Are they still refusing to combine the DVD special features into one Bluray disc? I don't care if they're still SD, just put them all on one disc!
I think the BDA frowns on the idea of packing a bunch of SD content onto blu-ray discs.

Like they wouldn't want a company to release a full season a tv series in 480p on a single blu-ray disc, even thought would be doable and convenient for consumers. Or for one of those budget mills to put two dozen public domains Western movies on a single blu-ray disc in 480p VHS quality.

Don't know if that carries over to supplemental discs in sets like these, too.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I think the BDA frowns on the idea of packing a bunch of SD content onto blu-ray discs.

Like they wouldn't want a company to release a full season a tv series in 480p on a single blu-ray disc, even thought would be doable and convenient for consumers. Or for one of those budget mills to put two dozen public domains Western movies on a single blu-ray disc in 480p VHS quality.

Don't know if that carries over to supplemental discs in sets like these, too.

Thereís been a few anime sets that have done that. And I donít think supplements would fall under that anyways. Just upscale them to 720 if itís such a big deal.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

I don't know why but I was assuming this was going to be a dual format release. 31 discs makes complete sense if its UHD only and would indicate that the LOTR supplements will be on 3 dvds. But that's assuming that the above pic is accurate too. I wish they'd just announce it already.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

All previous announcements have stated this next release will be a UHD/Bluray release. The first release was UHD only.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
All previous announcements have stated this next release will be a UHD/Bluray release. The first release was UHD only.
Which announcement is that? The original one that said it was going to be released in the summer does not say that. It says a Blu-ray remastered set of the original trilogy will also be released.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

I haven’t seen any official release yet.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

I am good with my 4K Steelbook sets for both series. I have no need for extra BDs of the films or discs with supplements that I will never watch. I had all those other releases with the huge making of documentaries for years and never watched a one of them.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Any indication of the price tag?
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Now it's official. Ships October 26th

Here's official artwork and specs



$249.99 currently at Amazon

Amazon Amazon


I imagine it will be discounted 25-30% off that price.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Wow, if that blu ray disc and booklet are the only extras, there’s no way that I’ll sink more money into this.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Bill Hunt posted a thread on it





No official word on extras yet other than the bonus blu-ray. It doesn't sound like the massive Appendices documentary series is on it

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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Was holding out for this but will wait for reviews and then decide to get or go with the previous 4K releases.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Easiest pass ever
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

So do the current 4K sets include the appendices? If so, I may just go for those.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

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So do the current 4K sets include the appendices? If so, I may just go for those.
Nope. None of the 4K sets have them.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

So glad I got the initial 4k release.
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Re: Lord of the Ring & The Hobbit Trilogy 4K release December 2020???

Well, that was a big-assed nothingburger.

$250 (retail) for a skimpy "bonus" disc that has some stuff that will probably be watched once and forgotten, a 64-page booklet, and some postcards?

It's like someone is spiting us for something...

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