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Mixed News for High Def Hobbits

Posted by Dave Cowl on May 26, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Studios



If you are interested in the Lord of the Rings movies and the upcoming Hobbit movies, you might want to check out the online chat with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro. Among other things they discuss the 20 most popular questions they received pre-chat.

Of course, the question a lot of us have is when will the Lord of the Rings movies hit Blu-ray Disc?!

Peter Jackson had this to say on the topic: We are working on a blu ray version of the LOTR trilogy with Warner Bros at the moment, not sure when it is due for release. It certainly won’t be this year.

So good news – they are working on them. Not so good news – no time soon. Good news – it seems that they care enough to work on them for a long time…!?

Let’s hope at least that they don’t put off this ‘holy trilogy’ until the Hobbit is released in 2011!

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7 Responses to “Mixed News for High Def Hobbits”

  1. merrick97 on May 26th, 2008 12:06 pm

    Lets also hope that they dont release the theatrical versions first and the extended editions later.

  2. webdev511 on May 26th, 2008 2:01 pm

    NO kidding. Maybe they’ll even touch up the sfx.

    So long as they take their time and do it right. I’ll be in for the double.

  3. Dave Cowl on May 26th, 2008 2:33 pm

    Agreed – I would rather wait for it to be done right.

  4. The Guardian on May 27th, 2008 6:05 am

    Especially for Return of the King, the theatrical version makes absolutely no sense at all if you don’t already know the story. They cut too much out.

  5. Mehar Gill on May 27th, 2008 12:26 pm

    Didn’t some distrubution service’s already get LOTR in HD?

  6. Dave Cowl on May 27th, 2008 12:40 pm

    StarzHD has broadcast the theatrical versions of all three, and extended version of Two Towers if I recall correctly.

  7. Justin Sluss on May 27th, 2008 11:58 pm

    It’s safe to say whenever the LOTR trilogy does hit Blu-ray they will probably have already re-released The Matrix trilogy on Blu-ray which I think LOTR will easily surpass in sales. I say that and I’m not really a LOTR fan, more a fan of the Matrix films. :)

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