Middle-earth Limited Collector's Edition Comes to Blu-ray November 1st


UPDATE: Warner Bros. has confirmed a release date of November 1st for the set, in addition to the $800 price tag. The set will also be available exclusively from Amazon on October 4th.

Good news for those of you who have held off buying the extended Blu-rays of Sir Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" for it's been unveiled today that a massive Collector's Edition featuring all six films is to be released sometime soon.

At this time, there aren't many details about the set, but we do know that it will contain 30-discs, and that it will supposedly only contain previously-released special features. We also know that the set will come with several special items, including a wooden shelf for the six films (each of which has a case made to look like leather) and a recreation of The Book of Westmarch filled with sketches from Alan Lee and John Howe.

The listing on Amazon currently claims a release date of October 4th, but it seems like rather short notice for a set of this magnitude, so it wouldn't be that surprising to see it change. It apparently also had a price tag of $800 (!) earlier, but that detail has since been removed, so we'll just have to wait and see if that price turns out to be true. Personally, it seems like it would be rather hard to justify that much money for the set (perhaps the reason it was removed shortly after it went up), so we can probably expect that to come down quite a bit. We'll be sure to fill you in on more details as they are released.

In the meantime, does this set look enticing to you? To put it another way, would you be willing to double-dip for this beautiful Collector's Edition? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check back for the full specs when they're announced.

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