Last week, an ultimate Blu-ray edition of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies was announced. Being labelled as the Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition, the product surfaced on Amazon for a whooping $800. The price has since been lowered to $600 but that’s only if you pre-order.
Even with the discount, fans of the franchise are understandably unimpressed with the hefty cost:
Truly ridiculous. https://t.co/q8qAOgiHxg
— Pejman Yousefzadeh پژمان یوسف زاده (@Yousefzadeh) August 22, 2016
why must the extended edition boxset of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films cost $800??????? I don't have that kind of money to spend
— ✨? connor ?✨ (@expectopotronus) August 19, 2016
$800 for the so-called super edition of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. CAN NOT DO IT. WON'T DO IT.
— Austin Toflinski (@AToflinski) August 22, 2016
This Lord of The Rings / Hobbit ultimate BluRay edition looks cool. But absolutely not for $800. Not cool man. pic.twitter.com/yFWxURwefz
— Ben Kuenster (@Kuenster) August 22, 2016
ha ha the ultimate edition of lord of the rings and the hobbit together is $800 stab me in the face
— lara (@deanohgorman) August 22, 2016
MRW I find out that the Hobbit / Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray collectors edition is $800. pic.twitter.com/xmagjqthzW
— ~ (@felsiedev) August 22, 2016
It’s worth noting that it is an impressive 30 disc box set as it includes all the extended cuts of the 6 films, as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries, special faux-leather casing and concept art bound in a replica of Bilbo and Frodo’s Red Book of Westmarch.
But it’s still a ridiculous amount of money to spend on such a product. However, if you have got the money to spare, then the ultimate collection is released on October 4th.