Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, arguably the best residence theater showcase outdoors of documentaries like Planet Earth, is lastly coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray.
Particulars emerged late Monday by way of Den of Geek, whose Instagram account posted leaked pictures from Finest Purchase-exclusive listings for the trilogy’s SteelBook model. Whereas Finest Purchase retailer listings had been quickly discovered by enterprising followers, these had been finally taken down, however they had been adopted by nonexclusive variations at Amazon: $90 for the traditional trilogy, unfold throughout 9 Blu-ray discs, or $140 for a “gift set” model, which collects the entire regular instances in a bigger, book-like case which will or could not embrace a reproduction of the One Ring.
Whichever set you purchase, you may anticipate each theatrical and prolonged cuts of every movie within the set, together with “digital code” redemption choices for each variations of every movie. Must you be looking out for a 4K UHD Blu-ray participant, all disc-based Xbox consoles because the Xbox One S (together with the model new Sequence X, however not the disc-less Sequence S) assist the usual, whereas the PS5 is the one PlayStation console to take action.
Sadly, listings at Amazon in each the US and Europe at present lack back-of-box explainers about what to anticipate technically.
[Update, 3:40pm EDT: A report from The Digital Bits claims that the set will include both HDR-10 and Dolby Vision tone-mapping, along with a brand-new Dolby Atmos surround mix for audio. The report also claims that Peter Jackson has overseen the 4K remastering project with 4K scans of both the original camera negatives and the original CGI readings from the films. Whether we’ll see the same color correction applied to the original trilogy’s Extended Edition Blu-ray set, which fans previously called into question, remains to be seen.]
Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is getting the up-res therapy as properly: $90 for the usual 4K UHD Blu-ray set (with two discs per movie, providing each theatrical and prolonged cuts), with no signal of its personal “gift set” model simply but.
Itemizing picture by Warner Bros. / Aurich Lawson