2 days ago, this baby was announced and by now every single Tolkien hardcore fan must be dying to get this one and proudly display it on your shelf among your personal collection.
Well, I am one of them. According to Amazon, next November, 1st, 2016, I can become one of the holders of this magnificent piece of collector’s edition. Within it, there is:
– The Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms, housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson.
– In addition to the extended edition release of every film, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions.
– Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include: · Spectacular 100-page sketch-style book with replica The Red Book of Westmarch, filled with original film sketches and new artwork · Original reproductions of exquisite watercolor paintings by acclaimed conceptual artists Alan Lee and John Howe, framable and wall-ready.
Special features (doesn’t specify whether these are all from the existing dvd/blu-ray editions):
– The Hobbit Extended Edition Trilogy features almost one hour of additional footage that were carefully selected under the supervision of director Peter Jackson (THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES extended edition is rated R), and more than 34 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy features more than 2 hours of extended scenes, also selected by Jackson, and more than 33 hours of theatrical and extended bonus content. Bonus content from The Hobbit trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on Blu-ray disc. Bonus content from The Lord of the Rings trilogy theatrical and extended editions will be included on DVD disc. Additionally, digital copies of all films in their theatrical and extended edition forms will be included for download on Digital HD.
But how much? $799.99…..wow, dude…seriously? Well, can I at least choose the sword that is coming with it?
Wait, there are no swords included in that pack? So let me get straight…Tolkien fans are gonna be charged 800 bucks for movie discs…ouch!
I rather keep the ones I got in my collection so far…
…and wait until they charge a reasonable price and stop sticking their elvish sword in my guts… 800 times over and over again…