Directed by Peter Jackson
Disc 2: DVD
“With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. Hunting Frodo are servants of the Dark Lord, Sauron, the Ring’s evil creator. If Sauron reclaims the Ring, Middle-earth is doomed. Winner of four Academy Awards®, this epic tale of good versus evil, friendship and sacrifice will transport you to a world beyond imagination.”
“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” is rated PG-13 for epic battle sequences and some scary images.
Back in April 2010, the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy set was released on Blu-ray in a single package. Now they have busted up that set and are selling the movies individually. These individual Blu-ray’s have all the exact same content as that trilogy set. You have the same featurettes, the same digital copies, etc. But it’s actually CHEAPER to buy them individually than in a set. So if you’re determined to buy them now, then this is the way you want to do it.
Now for the downside. First of all, these are not the Extended Editions that have so much more excellent footage. It’s obvious they intend to release those later. So if you want that extra footage, you’re better off waiting. Second, only the movies are in HD. The bonus features are all on DVD and won’t look all that great on your HD TV.
If you’re a LOTR fanatic, then this might be worth adding to your collection. After all, you want to see the trilogy in the best picture quality possible. But if you can be patient and wait, I’d recommend you hold out for the Extended Editions on Blu-ray. You can probably expect them around the time they release “The Hobbit,” but who knows when that will be.