Middle Earth fans won't have to wait as long as previously thought to get their hands on the "Precious" Blu-ray: The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy—Extended Edition
. Peter Jackson's interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's seminal fantasy epic is still awe inspiring and has been available on DVD—both the theatrical versions and extended cuts—for years. The theatrical versions are also currently available on Blu-ray, but those that want to go full Hobbit—or just want to see what the heck happens to Saruman—know that the extended edition is the trilogy's One Ring.
Although many feared the extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Best Picture Oscar winner The Return of the King wouldn't materialize on Blu-ray until The Hobbit: Part I reached theaters in 2012, it now seems that the trilogy will arrive on June 28. The 15-disc set will contain six BDs and nine DVDs, the latter of which include all the exhaustive supplements found on the previous editions. What isn't clear yet is whether the extended version of each movie fits on a single BD or if each movie is spread out over two discs. Either way, we'll take the set, which has a suggested list price of $119.98 and is available for pre-order on Amazon now.