Collector’s Edition with the extended versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies

Tolkien fans have this 4K Middle-earth Collector’s Edition with the extended versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

The extended versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies is a limited edition.

Fans of the universe created by Tolkien are many around the world and among the many collectibles of the saga, could not miss, of course, his feature films.

Directed by Peter Jackson, both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit sagas have enchanted the most loyal fans of the British author.

Now, the extended versions of The Lord of the Rings trilogies are in UHD and brings together both stories based on Middle-earth and adds a lot of extra content.

The product, can be found on Amazon we can find it for 299,95 euros.

This Middle-earth edition has an official price on Amazon of 299,95 euros, cost at which we can find it currently and usually, with shipping at no extra cost.


Extended versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: Collectible trilogies

Peter Jackson took the helm to bring the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien to the big screen. The New Zealand director did it first with the now legendary Lord of the Rings installments, which earned him 17 Academy Awards for the entire trilogy. Ten years later, he would continue to bring the Middle-earth universe to theaters with the three films that complete The Hobbit saga.

This is a collector’s edition of the extended versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies consisting of 31 Blu-ray discs with 4K UHD resolution.

The six titles, the three from each saga, with their respective extended versions screened in theaters: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King based on The Lord of the Rings; and An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies, belonging to The Hobbit.


It’s an idea that the director had from the time of production; thus, there were certain pacing and structure decisions that were different in each version, as well as making certain editing sacrifices that, in reality, were not so much.

For example, when Christopher Lee learned that Jackson had removed Saruman’s death from The Return of the King, knowing that he would be rescued in the extended version was not consolation enough for him, the only cast member who had met J.R.R. Tolkien in person.

Followers’ luxury

“When it came to the third one, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, because I wasn’t in it. It’s one of the most important scenes in the whole trilogy, because it’s Saruman, the great mortal enemy, the most evil of all, against the Fellowship (…) It was a long sequence: the final confrontation between the Fellowship and their greatest enemy. And it wasn’t in the movie.”

Lee went on to say that “no one could understand it. There were millions of internet searches, not just by Tolkien fans or moviegoers, but by anyone who had seen the first two.

For Jackson, the sequence was indeed too long. It didn’t work as the climax of The Two Towers (as it appears in the original book), but neither did it make sense to start the final installment with it.

Given that the extended versions were intended from the outset as an experience intended only for the most completist sector of fans, and given that the cadence of a narrative on the small screen is different from that of a cinematic blockbuster, the death of Saruman became the jewel in a rather massive crown.

Nearly four and a quarter hours long, the extra-long version of The Return of the King takes the total length of the trilogy in extended version to eleven hours and 23 minutes of pure, unadulterated epic.

Peter Jackson still left out a few deleted scenes, so his extended versions are not exactly the unfiltered self-homage that some critics have blamed him for.

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