Only time will tell. We all know that there will be a new remastered version of all 3 LOTR films to coincide with the Hobbit movies.
It is clear with this version that the studio wanted to get maximum profits with absolutely no effort so with the exception of FOTR which demanded to be fixed, they just ported the same HD masters they had used to create the EE DVD set to BD. They did not even make the minimal effort to create a HD version of the 2 special feature DVD's and put it on a single BD.
Each person has to go with their priorities. Since WB put so little effort into this release and because it still forces us to swap discs and the special features are only included on SD DVD's (which most of us already own), this set would be worth about $30 to me and I will pick it up around Black Friday if it is available at that price, otherwise I will wait for something better.
For some reason WB is dragging its feet with this premiere title on BD. We know that amazing restorations are possible on BD (i.e. Blade Runner, Wizard of Oz, Alien Quad Set, etc.) and yet so far LOTR has received no restoration at all (except for FOTR).
Of course, I understand that others have different expectations and they may love this set. Myself, after buying the TE DVD set and the EE DVD set, I expect something truly amazing if WB wants me to triple dip.
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