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Ever since its early ’00s conclusion, The Lord of the Rings film trilogy has remained the ultimate collision of nerd scrutiny and filmmaking excellence. It’s the exact kind of series that fans have hoped to one day see on 4K UHD Blu-ray for pristine color reproduction and utmost image quality.
This year, after countless DVD and Blu-ray releases, box sets, and special editions, Peter Jackson’s acclaimed trilogy has finally gotten a home version at four times the previous pixel resolution—and it’s as beautiful as I’d hoped for. If previous Blu-ray releases had you anxious about Jackson and Weta Workshop’s color-correction philosophy, rest assured that 4K Blu-ray’s full HDR canvas has done wonders for all three Tolkien classics.
Oh, and the three Hobbit films have gotten the same treatment, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Should image quality be your jam, you might even want to start with the newer trilogy in your 4K Blu-ray player of choice.)