Expected 51 or something discs as it was mentioned somewhere.
@kieranoBrexit has put a dampener on ordering from the UK, getting hit for taxes / vat etc. £200 is a lot to get caught with extra tax too.
IMO this new box set should have included the same disc extras content as previous ultimate edition from 2016 and lot more new extrasConsidering this is meant to be the "ultimate" collection, it's pretty underwhelming IMO, both in terms of content and design.
I completely agree, and I can't see anyone disagreeing tbh. An "ultimate collection" implies that every bit of content available will be included, and that's obviously not the case here. Whatever their excuse for omitting certain extras, they'll lose out either way, because I honestly can't see many people picking this up, purely due to the fact that most LOTR fans already have everything that's included with this set and then some! I'm not particularly interested in owning 4K anyway, so I'll be sticking with the wooden limited collector's set from a few years ago, which is frankly far better looking than this POS.IMO this new box set should have included the same disc extras content as previous ultimate edition from 2016 and lot more new extras
Yes it includes the 4K remastered transfers of lord of the rings trilogy on Blu-ray discs but that was always going happen anyway
Warner could easily have provided the previous extensive extras from lord of the rings extended and theatrical that was on dvds in previous releases and the blu-ray disc extras content from the hobbit trilogy
There would a lot of people who was not born when previous editions was released or now be at an age working to afford releases like this
The reason why some back catalouge films still sell well and get re-issues if you will aways have new customers to purchase that did not purchase previous releases.
To reduce number of discs required compared to previous releases they could have put all the previous lord of the rings extras that was on DVD discs on Blu-ray discs or UHD disc instead
The also could done the same for the previous hobbit trilogy blu-ray extras
At the very least Warner UK should have included iTunes digital copy that provided access to previous extras for both extended and theatrical releases
USA get digital copy and includes the appendices content from extended editions on iTunes extras for streaming
A blu-ray disc with 1 extra content is poor even if it's a new extra
It's not very ultimate collection when the previous 2016 Blu-ray ultimate release had more content in regards to extras
I suspect warner did not want to spend the money involved in providing the previous discs extras due to loss of revenue they had in past year due to covid-19 affecting cinema releases
Does any one actually watch any extras or listen to commentary tracks i have a small collection of discs compared to some but have never watched any extra