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This has 31 discs so am I right in assuming that each movie has 2 UHDs (one for the theatrical cut, one extended) and 3 Blu-rays (one theatrical, two for extended)? Then the 31st disc has the bonus features.
 

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Ron, I promise to order this through HTF's link if you agree to update your top 30 must own 3D Blu-ray list.

First, I appreciate you or anyone preordering through the link.

I really don’t want to get off-topic here with a response. I’ll simply say that the current list still holds true. There aren’t many 3D releases anymore. What I don’t see, I read multiple reviews on. If I start reading. “This is the best 3D I have seen” I make a point of purchasing that title. Those kind of reviews I don’t read anymore.

So, bottom line, those titles on that list represent the best of what is out there.
 

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Unfortunately it looks like if you want any new supplements for the Lord Of The Rings films (if there are any), or want existing supplements including the commentaries (if these are included with this new package), you have to buy the Hobbit films too. Not interested- the Hobbit BluRays are enough
(I won’t watch those very often).
 
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As The Bits points out, the Appendices are not included here, so anyone wanting the authoritative making of- docs will have to hold on to their blu-rays and/or DVDs.
 

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Unfortunately it looks like if you want any new supplements for the Lord Of The Rings films (if there are any), or want existing supplements including the commentaries (if these are included with this new package), you have to buy the Hobbit films too. Not interested- the Hobbit BluRays are enough
(I won’t watch those very often).
Hell, you be better off just buying the earlier 4K set for the Lord of the Rings movies. According to Bill Hunt there is only about 90 minutes of new bonus material with this new 4K box set. I bet you can purchase that LOTR 4K set for less than $70 in the next few months.
 

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Hell, you be better off just buying the earlier 4K set for the Lord of the Rings movies. According to Bill Hunt there is only about 90 minutes of new bonus material with this new 4K box set. I bet you can purchase that LOTR 4K set for less than $70 in the next few months.
If they're $70 now, I wouldn't be surprised to see a great sale around the holidays where you can get both LOTR and The Hobbit for about $100. Ninety minutes of bonus features isn't even remotely enough to get me to 'have' to buy this set at a much higher price than the two individual sets. Especially since it's senseless that they aren't including the appendices with this set. I know the BTS and interview footage is mostly (all?) standard def but they should have included those DVDs to make this a definitive release and warrant the price tag.
 

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Hell, you be better off just buying the earlier 4K set for the Lord of the Rings movies. According to Bill Hunt there is only about 90 minutes of new bonus material with this new 4K box set. I bet you can purchase that LOTR 4K set for less than $70 in the next few months.

Think I'll probably just settle w/ the 4K digitals (of both sets) I bought fairly cheaply from another HTFer (plus the old BDs) then -- honestly, it doesn't seem like the 4K discs are all that much better than the digitals, except maybe the lossless audio, and I'm actually not quite that big a fan of these movies anyway. Maybe someone will put that new bonus disc on eBay or something, but otherwise, I probably don't need it nearly enough...

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I'm in the process of selling my LOTR 4K set on E-Bay. I realized that I really don't care that much for them on repeated viewings anymore.
 

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Unfortunately it looks like if you want any new supplements for the Lord Of The Rings films (if there are any), or want existing supplements including the commentaries (if these are included with this new package), you have to buy the Hobbit films too.
When the original 4K set was announced last year, I recall the Bits saying that there was going to be a 20th anniversary remastered Blu-ray only release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy scheduled for fall 2021. Obviously, that hasn't happened yet, but it's possible that if they are still planning to do that, the new extras could be included there. I agree that I am not interested in purchasing The Hobbit films.
As The Bits points out, the Appendices are not included here, so anyone wanting the authoritative making of- docs will have to hold on to their blu-rays and/or DVDs.
The presence of the Appendices are why I haven't bought the original Blu-ray edition. I'm not going to pay that much for a set that includes duplicate supplement DVDs that I don't need. I would never sell my original extended DVDs, which are so nicely packaged. But I also don't want to go back to the theatrical editions on Blu-ray because I prefer the extended ones. What I want (and what Warner Bros. has not yet provided) is an affordable edition featuring the extended versions on Blu-ray, ideally with the commentaries, and nothing else. I don't feel the need to pay $69.99 (currently) on Amazon for the Blu-ray set when it has so much duplication of what I already own and have no intention of replacing. Usually, I would applaud studios for carrying over bonus features from previous editions, but in this specific case I just want an affordable basic edition that upgrades the extended editions to Blu-ray and I'm good.

If that comes later on in 2021, I would buy it.

If it doesn't, I guess I'll continue to stick with my DVDs. I don't watch them that much anyway.
 

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When the original 4K set was announced last year, I recall the Bits saying that there was going to be a 20th anniversary remastered Blu-ray only release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy scheduled for fall 2021. Obviously, that hasn't happened yet, but it's possible that if they are still planning to do that, the new extras could be included there. I agree that I am not interested in purchasing The Hobbit films.
There is a new remastered Blu-ray set coming out for those movies and it's the extended version only.

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Remastered Extended Edition (Warner)

Middle Earth: 6-Film Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K/UHD) (Warner)
 

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I'm in the process of selling my LOTR 4K set on E-Bay. I realized that I really don't care that much for them on repeated viewings anymore.

I never got the 4K discs but I rewatched the Blu-rays last summer to help decide whether to buy again and realized that, for the most part, I didn’t enjoy seeing the films again. I will always appreciate being there when they first came out but I’m surprised and sorry to say that I too am kinda over it.
 

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I never got the 4K discs but I rewatched the Blu-rays last summer to help decide whether to buy again and realized that, for the most part, I didn’t enjoy seeing the films again. I will always appreciate being there when they first came out but I’m surprised and sorry to say that I too am kinda over it.
So you didn't see these films in a movie theater? I love these films and was there at midnight back in the day.
 

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I never got the 4K discs but I rewatched the Blu-rays last summer to help decide whether to buy again and realized that, for the most part, I didn’t enjoy seeing the films again. I will always appreciate being there when they first came out but I’m surprised and sorry to say that I too am kinda over it.

Yeah, it's mostly my kids (and maybe the sporadic visiting friend) who still want to watch them all that much. I usually just go along for the ride w/ them, but almost never choose them for myself -- there are usually too many other movies (and lately, TV shows) I'd rather watch...

Good to have in my collection (in some quality form), but don't really need them on 4K discs, especially since they probably don't look that much better, if at all, than the 4K digitals even projected at 120"...

What I want (and what Warner Bros. has not yet provided) is an affordable edition featuring the extended versions on Blu-ray, ideally with the commentaries, and nothing else. I don't feel the need to pay $69.99 (currently) on Amazon for the Blu-ray set when it has so much duplication of what I already own and have no intention of replacing. Usually, I would applaud studios for carrying over bonus features from previous editions, but in this specific case I just want an affordable basic edition that upgrades the extended editions to Blu-ray and I'm good.

Ummm... besides what Crawdaddy mentioned about a new remastered BD set, there's already long been a BD set of what you wanted:

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Most of us already have that set... though it has its issues/controversies, so at this point, you're probably best off waiting for that new remastered version instead... although I imagine you can get the old set more cheaply sooner -- it's certainly been cheaper at various points in the past... though probably never below ~$50 (at least on Amazon anyway)...

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So you didn't see these films in a movie theater? I love these films and was there at midnight back in the day.

I saw them in theaters at midnight back in the day too. I enjoyed them then, and then on DVDs again afterwards, I’ve owned the regular and extended versions in DVD and BD, but the last few times I’ve watched them, they just haven’t moved me anymore. I enjoyed them at the time but in the last ten years my enthusiasm for them has faded.
 

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Ummm... besides what Crawdaddy mentioned about a new remastered BD set, there's already long been a BD set of what you wanted:
I'm aware of the existence of that set. The problem with that set (and, from the look of the price, also the one that Robert linked to) is that it includes the Appendices on DVD carried over from the original extended DVDs. I'm not really interested in paying a large amount of money for carryover extras which I already own. I want the extended movies and maybe the commentaries to go with it and nothing else so that the price is cheaper. I'm going to keep the DVDs, so it's irritating to pay so much when all I really need is the extended movies in HD. I'd pay maybe $30 or $40 total for them, but the price of the box set is clearly higher because they're including the extras I already have.