Lord of the Rings Extended Goes Blu

Amazon.com have posted up an entry for the Blu-ray release of the extended editions of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Though there’s some ugly cover art and a pretty good trailer, no date for the release is specified other than a generic 2011/2012 one. The price is currently set at $84.

There’s nothing really in the way of new features, but all the previous special features from the DVDs will be ported over to the Blu-ray release. All three films will boast 1080p video and DTS HD-MA 5.1 audio transfers.

The packaging calls this a ‘Limited’ extended edition. No word if that means only a certain number of copies, or more likely the set will only be available for a certain amount of time before being pulled from the shelves – much like Disney does with its animated releases.