NEWS: LOTR and Hobbit trilogies coming to 4K UHD

StrikerXL

Active Member
Finally!!! 😁
 

StefanBFC

Well-known Member
Arghhhh another 75 quid I'll have to splash out!! Can't miss this
 

Roohster

Distinguished Member
Been waiting a long time for this one!
Huge thread about it already though ;)

 

dante01

Distinguished Member
So for all intense purposes, you'll have to wait until the back end of next year to get the best Lord Of The Rings bundle possible.
 

Chillbo

Novice Member
Any information on whether the collector's edition next summer will contain the 3D versions of the Hobbit on Blu-ray disc?
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
Steel books ordered!
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
Steel books ordered!

Yeah, but the issue with this is that the HD Blu-ray discs bundled with the steelbook releasewill only include the current HD versions of the LOTR trilogy. The remastered Blu-ray version isn't scheduled until the end of next year.

I've no idea as to why there's any need to release a 4K version now and why they cannot simply wait and release the 4K version at the same time as they release the anniversary material next year?

Cash, cow and milk all spring to mind.
 

Joe C

Well-known Member
Yeah, but the issue with this is that the HD Blu-ray discs bundled with the steelbook releasewill only include the current HD versions of the LOTR trilogy. The remastered Blu-ray version isn't scheduled until the end of next year.

I've no idea as to why there's any need to release a 4K version now and why they cannot simply wait and release the 4K version at the same time as they release the anniversary material next year?

Cash, cow and milk all spring to mind.

Won't be watching the BR's anyway, I'm buying the UHD's for the UHD discs.
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
Yeah, but the issue with this is that the HD Blu-ray discs bundled with the steelbook releasewill only include the current HD versions of the LOTR trilogy. The remastered Blu-ray version isn't scheduled until the end of next year.

I've no idea as to why there's any need to release a 4K version now and why they cannot simply wait and release the 4K version at the same time as they release the anniversary material next year?

Cash, cow and milk all spring to mind.
This release is going to include the same 4K UHD’s as the summer version. The difference is the summer version will include remastered blurays, extras and all 6 movies in one package. For someone who doesn’t want to pay £250 for this set but wants some shinny steels I don’t see it as a cash cow. I see it as different options for different people. I will never watch the remastered Blu-ray s if i have the 4K discs. easy choice for me.
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
Trying to understand this, is the 4k release in November the extended movies.
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator

mikemag

Distinguished Member
Trying to understand this, is the 4k release in November the extended movies.

Yes:

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dante01

Distinguished Member
As said, the Blu-ray will be remastered and released at the end of next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Why the need to release a 4K version now and why not simply release it next year inclusive of the remastered HD versions?


The 4K steelbook release scheduled for November will include 9 discs in total and will include both the theatrical and the extended versions of all 3 LOTR films. The packaged HD versions will not howver be remstered and will be the same HD versions as previously made available on Blu-ray.



Amazon product
 
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UMAR 3:16

Moderator
As said, the Blu-ray will be remastered and released at the end of next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Why the need to release a 4K version now and why not simply release it next year inclusive of the remstered HD versions?
Pricing and choice.
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
As said, the Blu-ray will be remastered and released at the end of next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Why the need to release a 4K version now and why not simply release it next year inclusive of the remastered HD versions?


The 4K steelbook release scheduled for November will include 9 discs in total and will include both the theatrical and the extended versions of all 3 LOTR films. The packaged HD versions will not howver be remstered and will be the same HD versions as previously made available on Blu-ray.

There is are no Blu-ray‘s in the November 2020 release.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
There is are no Blu-ray‘s in the November 2020 release.


There are blu-rays of all 3 LOTR titles included within the package:


There are 9 discs in total, Blu-ray and UHD.
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
There are blu-rays of all yhree titles included within the package:


There are 9 discs in total, Blu-ray and UHD.
Incorrect. 9 disc = x2 extended x1 standard Per movie. So 3 disc's per movie. 3x3 = 9 :)
 
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dante01

Distinguished Member
IN that case, it makes it even more bewidering. Why the hell is there a 20th aniversary remastered Blu-ray scheduled for next year?

Cash, cow and milk.
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
IN that case, it makes it even more bewidering. Why the hell is there a 20th aniversary remastered Blu-ray scheduled for next year?

Cash, cow and milk.
Its quite simple really. 4K UHD boxset regular or steel book per movie triliolgy. For the diehard fan or someone who wants a 6 movie boxset, wait till summer 21. The 20th aniversary remastered bluray are for those who do not have 4K. I dont see whats bewidering, its all information in advance and the buyer can make an informed choice which direction they want to take.
 

Joe C

Well-known Member
IMO, It’s about time they started releasing UHD’s without BR’s.

I know it’s because the latter usually has the extras in them because studios are lazy, but I can count on one hand the number of UHD’s where I’ve watched something on the accompanying BR.
 
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dante01

Distinguished Member
I burn the Blu-ray titles to my NAS and still welcome the inclusion of the HD discs with the release of UHD titles. AS it stands, I already have what is considered the definitive collection and versions of LOTR on Blu-ray. Yes, I'd like the 4K versions of the trilogy, but it would also have been nice to get the remastered HD versions to replace my current versions on my NAS with, especially if the remstered Blu-ray titles include Atmos.

The ommision of any Blu-ray discs doesn't appear to have effected the pricing so who is actually benefitting from their omission?
 
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Joe C

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I burn the Blu-ray titles to my NAS and still welcome the inclusion of the HD discs with the release of UHD titles. AS it stands, I already have what is considered the definitive collection and versions of LOTR on Blu-ray. Yes, I'd like the 3K versions of the trilogy, but it would also habe been noce to get the remastered HD versions to replace my current versions on my NAS with, especially if the remstered Blu-ray titles include Atmos.

Fair
 

UMAR 3:16

Moderator
I burn the Blu-ray titles to my NAS and still welcome the inclusion of the HD discs with the release of UHD titles. AS it stands, I already have what is considered the definitive collection and versions of LOTR on Blu-ray. Yes, I'd like the 3K versions of the trilogy, but it would also habe been noce to get the remastered HD versions to replace my current versions on my NAS with, especially if the remstered Blu-ray titles include Atmos.

The ommision of any Blu-ray discs doesn't appear to have effected the pricing so who is actually benefitting gtom their omission?
So in your shoes I’d probably wait till summer 21. However it will not be a cheap purchase. 😬
 

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