New Release: Neverending Story, Lord of the Rings Blu-ray

Neverending Story movie sceneFamily fantasy adventure Neverending Story debuted on Blu-ray in the U.S. on Sept. 14, 2010, from Warner Home Video. Like Paramount Home Entertainment’s Stardust, Neverending Story was released in Blu-ray overseas in 2007.

The movie, which grossed $20.28 million when it was released back in 1984, follows young Bastian as he opens a mysterious book and is magically transported into a new world, filled with racing snails, high-glider bats, soaring luckdragons and an Empress who needs to be saved. Neverending Story was directed by Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm).

Priced at $24.98, the Blu-ray only has a trailer in its extras menu.

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Blu-ray boxThe same day, Warner released another fantasy on Blu-ray, Peter Jackson’s (The Lovely Bones) three Lord of the Rings movies — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and — in individual Blu-ray packages.

Each movie was priced at $24.98.

The three films were available on Blu-ray since April but only as The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy.

The extended editions of the Academy Award-winning movies weren’t released on Blu-ray until June 28, 2011.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.