Warner Bros. has announced that it is bringing The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on December 1. Tolkien fans will be enjoy Peter Jackson’s legendary films in extremely high quality, with HDR (Dolby Vision/HDR 10) and lossless audio (Dolby Atmos), no less. According to The Digital Bits, all six movies have received new 4K scans as well, so the epics should look and sound better than ever.
The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy will also be released in a gift set with a replica of the One Ring, but if that isn’t enough, Warner Bros. is releasing another box set called the 4K Ultimate Collectors’ Edition next summer. This edition includes the theatrical and extended versions of all six films, as well as the older Blu-ray releases.
“In addition, it was also announced that a 4K UHD Middle-earth Ultimate Collectors’ Edition featuring the theatrical and extended versions of all six films, along with new bonus content, previously released Blu-ray discs of The Hobbit Trilogy, and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be released in the summer of 2021,” a press release reads. “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy featuring remastered Blu-ray discs of the theatrical and extended versions of the 3 films will also be released in the fourth quarter 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”
You can check out Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) making the announcement below. Listings for The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy are already live on Amazon (1, 2, 3) and Best Buy (1, 2, 3), with the latter offering exclusive steelbook editions (1, 2). The regular sets will cost you $94.99 each.