The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Collection 4K

                review by Bobby Blakey

Love them or hate them there is no denying that Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies were massive hits. Jackson brought the world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s world to epic life garnering numerous Academy Awards for the Lord of the Rings films. Now Warner Bros is bringing the entire series to 4K Ultra for the first time in two separate collections the Lord of The Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy follows an ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist of fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it. However, he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign.

 

With this being one of the biggest franchises in history I am not going to spend a ton of time on the movies themselves, but more so the 4K look and these releases themselves. That being said, as someone who was never a big fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy upon its release I took a new fresh look at these gorgeous new releases to see if my opinion might have changed over time. While I do appreciate the overall quality and what Jackson was able to accomplish I still struggle to connect with the films as a whole. I love the genre and everything here, but the first two films feel so slow and mundane most of the time that I still can’t get fully invested and I am not sure why. Of them all Return of the King is the only one that I really get into and I am sure it is thanks to the big battle we finally get too, but even then it still has its lagging points. 

 

Forgetting my personal feelings to these films as a while as there is no doubt 

they are filmmaking masterpieces I fully admit that they are visually stunning from the battles to the costumes and worlds that Jackson has brought to life. These new transfers further enhance the viewing experience to make them even more epic than they already are. Fans of the franchise will no doubt love these new collections bringing them the chance to see the films the way they need to be seen.

 

Whether you are a hardcore fan or just a moderate one like myself, these are a must have for any movie collection. This collection features all three films in the trilogy in both theatrical and extended versions. Grab your copy of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy when it hits 4K Ultra for the first time on December 1st from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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