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Details on Extended Lord of the Rings Blu-ray set

We reported last week the extended versions of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy was available for pre-order (here). Now, Blu-ray is hearing the set could be released on June 28 this year. Not only that, but they also have the complete list of special features we can expect to see.

The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Commentaries:
    • Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens
    • Design team
    • Production/post-production team
    • Ten actors, including Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen
  • Easter egg: MTV Movie Award Spoof (The Council of Elrod)
  • Costa Botes Documentary: The Fellowship of the Ring: Behind the Scenes (on DVD)
  • The Appendices (on DVD)
    • Part 1: From Book to Vision
      • Peter Jackson introduction
      • J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle Earth
      • From Book to Script
      • Visualizing the Story
      • Designing and Building Middle Earth
      • Middle Earth atlas interactive
    • Part 2: From Vision to Reality
      • Elijah Wood introduction
      • Filming The Fellowship of the Ring
      • Visual effects
      • Post-production: Putting it all together
      • Digital Grading
      • Sound and music
      • The Road Goes Ever On…

The Two Towers

  • Commentaries:
    • Writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
    • Design team
    • Production/post-production team
  • Sixteen cast members, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Bernard Hill, and Miranda Otto
  • Easter Egg: MTV Movie Awards clip (Gollum accepting award)
  • Costa Botes documentary: The Two Towers: Behind the Scenes (on DVD)
  • The Appendices (on DVD)
    • Part 3: The Journey Continues
      • Peter Jackson introduction
      • J.R.R. Tolkien: Origin of Middle Earth
      • From Book to Script: Finding a Story
      • Designing and Building Middle-Earth
      • Gollum
      • Middle-Earth Atlas interactive
      • New Zealand as Middle Earth (map with video location)
    • Part 4: The Battle for Middle Earth
      • Elijah Wood introduction
      • Filming The Two Towers
      • Visual effects
      • Editorial: Refining the Story
      • Music and Sound
      • The Battle for Helm’s Deep is Over

The Return of the King

  • Commentaries:
    • Writer-director Peter Jackson and writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
    • Design team
    • Production/post-production team
  • Costa Botes documentary: The Return of the King: Behind the Scenes (on DVD)
  • The Appendices (on DVD)
    • Part 5: The War of the Ring
      • Peter Jackson Intro
      • J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-earth
      • From Book to Script
      • Designing and Building Middle-earth
      • Home of the Horse Lords
      • Middle-earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship: interactive map
      • New Zealand as Middle-earth: interactive map with on-location footage
    • Part 6: The Passing of an Age
      • Elijah Wood/Sean Astin/Billy Boyd/Dominic Monaghan intro
      • Filming The Return of the King
      • Visual Effects
      • Post Production: Journey’s End
      • The Passing of an Age
      • Cameron Duncan

The set is said to feature 15 discs total, and now we can see why.

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