Lord of the Rings boxset
Extended 15-disc boxset will contain six Blu-ray and nine DVD discs, goes on sale in the UK on June 28th

Yes, you read that headline correctly – Entertainment in Video has confirmed it will release an extended (!) 15-disc boxset of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in the UK on June 28th.

There's no price yet for this mammoth collection, which will contain six Blu-ray discs, with each extended cut split across two of the discs to ensure the very best picture and sound quality.

All three films will have DTS-HD Master Audio 6.1 soundtracks, and the press release also says the collection will feature "a new transfer of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring which was remastered from the original 2k digital files".

Why only 2K? Because that was the resolution of the final editorial master, apparently.

The remaining nine discs are all DVDs and feature the extensive collection of bonus features from the previous Extended Edition DVD releases, as well as Costa Botes' behind-the-scenes documentaries, which were shot in standard definition.

More after the break

That amounts to a staggering 26 hours of special features.

Here's what the entire collection will contain:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Part 1 The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - The Untold Story Trailer Commentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post ProductionCommentary with Cast

Disc 2 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition Part 2 Commentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post ProductionCommentary with Cast

Disc 3 (DVD)The Appendices Part 1 From Book to VisionPeter Jackson IntroductionJRR Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earthFrom Book To ScriptVisualizing the StoryDesigning and Building Middle-earthMiddle-earth Atlas InteractiveNew Zealand and Middle-earth Interactive

Disc 4 (DVD)The Appendices Part Two From Vision to RealityElijah Wood IntroductionFilming The Fellowship of the RingVisual EffectsPost Production: Putting It All TogetherDigital GradingSound and MusicThe Road Goes Ever On...

Disc 5 (DVD)Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Disc 6 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition Part 1The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - The Untold Story TrailerCommentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post ProductionCommentary with Cast

Disc 7 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition Part 2Commentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post ProductionCommentary with Cast

Disc 8 (DVD)The Appendices Part 3: The Journey ContinuesPeter Jackson IntroductionJRR Tolkien: Origin of Middle-earth From Book to Script: Finding the StoryDesigning and Building Middle-earthGollumMiddle-earth Atlas InteractiveNew Zealand as Middle-earth

Disc 9 (DVD)The Appendices Part 4: The Battle for Middle-earthElijah Wood IntroductionFilming The Two TowersVisual EffectsEditorial: Refining the StoryMusic and SoundThe Battle for Helm's Deep is Over...

Disc 10 (DVD)Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Disc 11 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Featured Extended Edition Part 1The Lord of the Rings: War in the North - The Untold Story TrailerCommentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post ProductionCommentary with Cast

Disc 12 (Blu-ray)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King Extended Edition Part 2Commentary with Director & WritersCommentary with Design TeamCommentary with Production and Post Production

Disc 13 (DVD)The Appendices Part 5: The War of the RingPeter Jackson IntroductionJRR Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth From Book to ScriptDesigning and Building Middle-earthHome of the Horse LordsMiddle-earth AtlasNew Zealand as Middle-earth

Disc 14 (DVD)The Appendices Part 6: The Passing of an AgeIntroductionFilming The Return of the KingVisual EffectsPost-Production: Journey's EndThe Passing of an AgeCameron Duncan: The Inspiration for Into the West

Disc 15 (DVD)Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Created by Filmmaker Costa Botes during filming of The Lord of the Rings: The  Return of the King

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