| The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Theatrical Blu-ray Edition) |
The Fellowship Of The Ring
The Two Towers
The Return Of The King
Editor's NotePeter Jackson's epic trilogy is fully told here, with the theatrical versions of all three LORD OF THE RINGS films included. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: With THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, director Peter Jackson has achieved a meticulous and captivating adaptation of the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy trilogy. The setting is Middle-earth, a mythological land populated by elves, dwarves, humans, and the gentle, diminutive hobbits upon whom the story centers. One hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), unexpectedly comes into possession of an ancient magical ring so powerful it invariably corrupts anyone who wears it. In order to prevent the ring's erstwhile owner, the dark lord Sauron, from reclaiming the ring and taking over Middle-earth, a motley band of comrades set out to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom, where it was forged. Included in the group are Frodo and hobbits Sam (Sean Astin), Merry (Dominic Monoghan), and Pippin (Billy Boyd); the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen); human warriors Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Boromir (Sean Bean); the dwarf Gimli (John Rhys-Davies); the elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom). Along the way, they wage battle with monsters, demons, and Sauron's evil minions, all brought to life by spectacular digital technology.LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS: Picking up where the first film left off, Peter Jackson's THE TWO TOWERS throws the remaining members of the Fellowship into the scattered chaos of Middle-earth, now fully under siege by the forces of Sauron. While Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) journey to the dreaded Mordor, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) are held captive by orcs, and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) search for their abducted companions. Soon Frodo and Sam are joined by the sulking and duplicitous Gollum (portrayed by the voice and motion-captured acting of Andy Serkis), who becomes their guide through the barren lands leading to Mount Doom. Meanwhile Merry and Pippin encounter the looming Treebeard (voiced by Rhys-Davies) and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli find themselves in the land of Rohan, accompanied by an old friend. As the tale continues, each scenario becomes more perilous, and fierce battles erupt at both Isengard, home of the treacherous Saruman (Christopher Lee), and the massive Helm's Deep.LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING: THE RETURN OF THE KING, the third and final film in Peter Jackson's THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, finds Middle-earth on the cusp of great change. Weary hobbits Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) venture further into the dark realm of Mordor, guided by the increasingly desperate Gollum (Andy Serkis), the two-faced former owner of the Ring that Frodo must destroy in the fires of Mount Doom. Meanwhile Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) contend with the deranged ruler Denethor (John Noble) at the once-mighty city of Minas Tirith, as Merry (Dominic Monaghan) joins Éowyn (Miranda Otto) and the Riders of Rohan to hold back the forces of Sauron. Amidst the chaos, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) must rise to his destiny, aided by Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) in assembling allies for a massive battle that will decide the fate of Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 3/31/2010 9:16 AM
|There are two basic schools of thought regarding Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and by about the midway point in the first film, The Fellowship of the Ring, most people know where they stand. The first camp people can fall into is the group who believe that what Jackson created is nothing short of a masterwork -- a brilliantly conceived and fully realized version of Tolkien's story; an emotional, dramatic, suspenseful epic. By the time the credits rolled on Fellowship people in this camp were already drawing up plans as to exactly when they would see The Two Towers and, quite possibly, where the best seats to watch the Battle of Helm's Deep were located....read the full review|
|Peter Jackson - Screenwriter|
|Fran Walsh - Screenwriter|
|J.R.R. Tolkien - Source Writer|
|Peter Jackson - Director|
|Howard Shore, Winner, [Return] Best Music, Original Score|
|Jim Rygiel et, al., Winner, [Return] Best Visual Effects|
|Peter Jackson, Winner, [Return] Best Director|
|Peter Jackson et, al., Winner, [Return] Best Picture|
|Peter Jackson et, al., Winner, [Return] Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|Richard Taylor, Peter King, Winner, [Return] Best Makeup|
|Ethan Van der Ryn, Mike Hopkins, Winner, [Towers] Best Sound Editing|
|Jim Rygiel et, al., Winner, [Towers] Best Visual Effects|
|Andrew Lesnie, Winner, [Fellowship] Best Cinematography|
|Howard Shore, Winner, [Fellowship] Best Music, Original Score|
|Jim Rygiel et, al., Winner, [Fellowship] Best Effects, Visual Effects|
|Peter Owen, Richard Taylor, Winner, [Fellowship] Best Makeup|
buy it everyone11/22/2013
Fantastic. For anyone who got hooked by any of the Tolkein trilogy produced and directed by Peter Jackson, it is a must have. Perfect viewing an inspiration for viewing on cold winter nights/days when the modern world seems to have gone crazy. A classic epic of good versus evil.
Great film trilogy4/13/2012
The blu rays are fantastic and you can't beat the price!
Love this Trilogy3/31/2012
I watched the extended edition all the way through for new years and decided that I had to have the HD version of the movie. The extended edition Blu-Ray is around $60 which seemed steep so I got the theatrical version for $25 which seems reasonable. I only watched the first five minutes of fellowship of the ring but the Blu0Ray looks much better at 1080p/24 than the DVDs.
everyone should see this!
This movie hasn't been out for that long but it has already become a classic. I remember watching this when I was younger thinking "I can't wait till the next one comes out". This movie is super long but if you enjoy these types of fantasy movies it won't bother you at all.
I absolutely love this movie, partly because the acting is really good, but also for the CGI effects and the good storyline. I watched the extended version and realized that it isn't boring like some people think because some people I know think that FOTR is quite a lengthy movie because of all the talking, but in my opinion, if there's not talking, there's no story!
Lord of the rings trilogy blue ray3/26/2012
Great collection at a superb price!
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy3/23/2012
Great reproduction of a masterpiece trilogy.
Great Movie Quality with BluRay !3/21/2012
This movie was good on DVD. Now it's amazing on BluRay !!!
This is the theatrical cut (no extras...). Also the blu ray conversion is very poor quality. In Fellowship of the ring, the textures are grainy and colors are green tinged. I love the movies and ended up buying/pre ordering the extended cut after watching it on blu ray from a friends copy. If you are a true fan or like blu rays dont buy this. The quality is poor and no extras. Even if you dont want all the extra scenes its just that this version isnt mixed properly so it looks bad. AVOID
Great deal on Blue Ray5/20/2011
It was a great deal and the discs with in perfect condition. The box itself could have been a little better. The outer wrapper wasnt glued to the case and came off as soon as I unwrapped the package. I had to glue it back it. Also, the language on the case was not English, which was a little annoying to me. Overall, it was a great deal but with a little kinks that can be overlooked.