Of course, you’ve already bought all the LORD OF THE RINGS DVDs separately; maybe you even have both the theatrical versions and the extended cuts. Well, now you can own all of them in one big box set!
If you’re not so anal-retentive that the very thought of having all the discs together in one neat box is enough to make you buy them all over again, there is an additional come-on in the form of three behind-the-scenes documentaries (one for each film).
Of course, you may be asking, “Why not just release the documentaries separately, so I don’t have to buy the films again?” Well, the distributor has anticipated your question. The answer: contractual obligations prevent a stand-alone DVD release of the behind-the-scenes material. (Personally, I find it easier to believe in hobbits than in that explanation.)
Anyway, collectors better hurry and buy this box set. I’m sure in a year from now it will be obsolete, replaced by a new version on Blu-ray and/or HD-DVD.
ALSO OUT ON DVD THIS WEEK: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection – Volume 10; Trilogy of Terror; Let’s Scare Jessica to Death; the Hammer Film Noir Collector’s Set, Volume 1-3; a special DVD edition of Hayao Miyazaki’s wonderful anime film Castle of Cagliostro; and The Brainiac (known in its native Mexico as “EL Baron del Terror”).