October is barely underway, but the holiday season is well within view: Amazon has nonchalantly posted–and later removed–a new listing for a Lord of the Rings gift set of the full Peter Jackson trilogy in 4K UHD and digital available for $140. The set is currently up for pre-order but does not yet have a release date. There was also a standard 4K set available for $90. Both sets contain both the extended and theatrical cuts of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.
The links are gone now, but they may reappear on Amazon Prime Day, which takes place on October 13. Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in LOTR announced the release of the three films along with all The Hobbit movies in a recent video.
As is usually the case with Amazon pre-orders, if you’re at all interested it would be wise to pre-order sooner rather than later as pre-orders automatically get locked into whatever the lowest price before release might wind up as. Either set up on Amazon currently would be ideal for fans who have been holding out for the ultimate version. However, you’ll more than likely have to wait until next week for them to go live again, but we’ll keep you updated.
These sets have been rumored for much of 2020, and are likely popping up in connection with the growing crop of new Lord of the Rings goodness just over the horizon. Amazon also has its upcoming prequel TV series preceding the prologue to Fellowship of the Ring reportedly set in the same continuity as the films.
Then there’s also the recently announced Lord of the Rings video game centered on Gollum, set for Xbox Series X and PS5. Titled The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, the game promises to be a stealthy adventure focusing on one of that world’s sneakiest creatures. In the game, you’ll reportedly start in a story parallel with Frodo, but on a different side of Middle-earth completely.