The Ultimate Lord of the Rings Collection

Via USA Today:

Already watched all of the deluxe Lord of the Rings DVDs? There could be more coming, but not for a couple of years. Plus, a tale of two Elvi….But once the great ape [King Kong] tale is unveiled Dec. 14, he has some unfinished Lord of the Rings business to tend to — such as an ultimate DVD collection of the extended versions of the Oscar-winning trilogy, not likely to arrive in stores for another two or three years….”I don’t want to add more footage,” Jackson says. “There’s as much in there as we want. Eventually you are just going to go backward and weaken the films.” Instead, he would prefer to simply show the unused deleted scenes (and, yes, there are more than a few leftovers) and explain why they were cut.

The Rings master also would like to include feature-length documentaries, put together by longtime associate Costa Botes, on the making of the movies. “There are no commentary or interviews. It’s like a reality TV show,” Jackson says.

The largest still-untapped source of amusement are the bloopers — or “bleepers,” as Jackson calls them. The flubs previously were shown only during private farewell tributes for major cast members as they took their leave of Middle-earth.

Marketing genius… sounds like he is turning into George Lucas! Joking aside, I think this will be really cool, as long as you don’t have to buy the extended editions with the extra stuff as I already bought them! If he is turning into Lucas, we will have to buy the Extended Edition DVDs as well. Either way, this is still cool news.

I now leave you with this lovely … not sure what you call it … lovely bit of humor? (via this guy.):

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