New Lord Of The Rings And The Hobbit 4K Gift Set Contains Extended And Theatrical Trilogy

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

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Fans aren’t happy with the rumours around sexual content in the Lord of the Rings Amazon series

Arwen and Aragorn in Lord of the Rings (Credit: New Line)
Arwen and Aragorn in Lord of the Rings (Credit: New Line)

Amazon picking up its Lord of the Rings series was as transparent a grab as one could imagine for the vacuum left by the wildly successful Game of Thrones.

But Tolkien fans are up in arms following rumours that the billion-dollar show could be rather raunchier than the source material.

Tolkien site TheOneRing has picked up on a number of casting call and crew-member additions to the series, which, like Peter Jackson’s LOTR movies, is being filmed in New Zealand.

Read more: LOTR series resumes filming

Firstly, there is a casting call from Kiwi agency BGT, which is seeking ‘talent who are comfortable with partial or full nudity’ for background roles.

Watch: The Lord of the Rings cast reunite

The reference for the job in question is ‘JAZZ’, which TheOneRing reckons has been used as a codename

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‘Lord Knows I Use Mine’

Zoë Ghertner Serena Williams

Serena Williams is powerful — on and off of the tennis court.

In a new November cover interview with British Vogue, Williams opens up about how she uses her voice to support those without a platform.

“In this society, women are not taught or expected to be that future leader or future CEO,” Williams, 39, says in the interview. “The narrative has to change. And maybe it doesn’t get better in time for me, but someone in my position can show women and people of color that we have a voice because lord knows I use mine.”

Continues Williams: “I love sticking up for people and supporting women. Being the voice that millions of people don’t have.”

In general, the tennis superstar believes she’s frequently held to different standards than her male counterparts in the sports world, telling the outlet she’s “underpaid and undervalued.”


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