Thank you to our friends over at The One Ring, and a certain Hobbit Hero named Sean Astin, we can finally confirm at long last a 4K release of both of Peter Jackson‘s masterful trilogies “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” is coming!
The One Ring broke this news, with a video announcement from Astin, which you can watch here:
“Because it’s in 4K UHD, you know it’s going to be the most incredible home viewing experience possible. Peter Jackson oversaw the remastering himself, and I can say that working with Peter was the adventure of a lifetime. The friendships that I made will last forever,” Astin says.
The official announcement from Warner Bros. Pictures came shortly thereafter:
Warner Bros. is also announcing that in the summer of 2021 it will be releasing a 4K ULTIMATE COLLECTORS’ EDITION with theatrical and extended versions of ALL SIX of the remastered films and new bonus content. Additionally, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first The Lord of the Rings film, a newly remastered Blu-ray trilogy of The Lord of the Rings films will be available in the Fall of 2021, also including the theatrical and extended versions.
So, while we have to wait another year for the ultimate set, THEY’RE COMING! Break out the lembas bread!