The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4K Blu-Ray Announced With December Release Date

The Hobbit trilogy is coming in 4K as well. Peter Jackson oversaw the remastering.

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 4K Blu-Ray Announced With December Release Date

Photo Credit: New Line Productions

Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Highlights
  • Support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos
  • A total of nine discs in each LOTR, Hobbit trilogy set
  • Both theatrical, extended versions will be available

The Lord of the Rings trilogy will soon be available in 4K HDR. Warner Bros. has announced a native 4K resolution remaster in Dolby Vision and HDR10 of all three LOTR movies — The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King — that has been overseen by LOTR director Peter Jackson. Available early December in select markets, The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray will also come with an all-new Dolby Atmos 3D audio track.

But that's not all. Warner Bros. will also release The Hobbit trilogy in 4K HDR alongside. Like its counterpart, The Hobbit The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray will feature native 4K resolution with support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats, in addition to a Dolby Atmos track. The Hobbit collection packages The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Pre-orders for The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray and The Hobbit The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray are now open in a few markets, including the US and Germany, at $90 (about Rs. 6,600) or €70 (about Rs. 6,000) per trilogy set. Neither has been listed in India yet. However, most 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray discs are region-free, so you can still play them even if you choose to import.

Both The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray and The Hobbit The Motion Picture Trilogy 4K Blu-ray contain nine Blu-ray discs. Three discs are devoted to each film in the trilogy, for their respective theatrical (one disc) and extended cuts (split over two discs). For LOTR, the theatrical versions have a combined runtime of 558 minutes, with the 4K Blu-ray extended coming in at 682 minutes. With Hobbit, theatrical runtime of the three films is 474 minutes combined, and 532 minutes for extended versions.

“I was privileged to play Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and I'm excited today to announce that Warner Bros. will be releasing The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4K UHD on December 1st for the first time,” LOTR actor Sean Astin said in an accompanying video. “Now, because it's in 4K UHD, you know it's going to be the most incredible home-viewing experience possible. Peter Jackson oversaw the remastering himself. And I can say that working with Peter was the adventure of a lifetime. And the friendships that I made will last forever. Enjoy!”

Lord of the Rings fan site TheOneRing carried the announcement by Warner Bros.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Akhil Arora Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
Tecno Camon 16 to Launch in India on October 10, 64-Megapixel Quad Camera Teased

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com