Blu-ray Release: The Lord of the Rings Extended Singles

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $34.99 each
Studio: Warner Home Video


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Warner finally split up Peter Jackson’s (The Frighteners) acclaimed The Lord of the Rings Extended Editions on Blu-ray, for fans who only want one or two of the movies and haven’t yet bought the trilogy set.

NOTE! Copies available after Nov. 6 include $5 Movie Money redeemable for a theater viewing of The Hobbit before Dec. 31, 2012.

The extended versions of the Oscar-winning fantasy films, starring Elijah Wood (Treasure Island), Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method) and Sean Astin (The Goonies) and based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, have been available in the high-definition format since June 2011 but only in the three-movie set. That collection also contains a heap of featurettes, commentaries and documentaries, including the detailed behind-the-scenes movies by filmmaker Costa Botes. All of those also are in the single sets, which each have five discs and roughly nine hours of special features (standard-definition) as well as the extended films.

Here’s the full list:

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-ray boxThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 2 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 3 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 1 From Book to Vision
  • Peter Jackson Introduction
  • JRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth
  • From Book To Script
  • Visualizing the Story
  • Designing and Building Middle-earth
  • Middle-earth Atlas Interactive
  • New Zealand and Middle-earth Interactive

Disc 4 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part Two From Vision to Reality
  • Elijah Wood Introduction
  • Filming The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Visual Effects
  • Post Production: Putting It All Together
  • Digital Grading
  • Sound and Music
  • The Road Goes Ever On…

Disc 5 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition Blu-ray boxThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 2 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 3 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 3: The Journey Continues
  • Peter Jackson Introduction
  • JRR Tolkien: Origin of Middle-earth
  • From Book to Script: Finding the Story
  • Designing and Building Middle-earth
  • Gollum
  • Middle-earth Atlas Interactive
  • New Zealand as Middle-earth

Disc 4 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 4: The Battle for Middle-earth
  • Elijah Wood Introduction
  • Filming The Two Towers
  • Visual Effects
  • Editorial: Refining the Story
  • Music and Sound
  • The Battle for Helm’s Deep is Over…

Disc 5 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: Return of King Extended Edition Blu-ray boxThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Feature Extended Edition Part 1
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – The Untold Story Trailer
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • Commentary with Cast
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 2 (Blu-ray)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King Feature Extended Edition Part 2
  • Commentary with Director & Writers
  • Commentary with Design Team
  • Commentary with Production and Post Production
  • BD-Live™ enabled

Disc 3 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 5: The War of the Ring
  • Peter Jackson Introduction
  • JRR Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth
  • From Book to Script
  • Designing and Building Middle-earth
  • Home of the Horse Lords
  • Middle-earth Atlas
  • New Zealand as Middle-earth

Disc 4 (DVD)

  • The Appendices Part 6: The Passing of an Age
  • Introduction
  • Filming The Return of the King
  • Visual Effects
  • Post-Production: Journey’s End
  • The Passing of an Age
  • Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration for Into the West

Disc 5 (DVD)

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

 

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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.