Don't buy Lord Of The Rings on Blu-ray (yet)

So Lord of the Rings (hereafter called LOTR) is coming out on Blu-ray tomorrow. Cool, having it in HD will nice. Better sound and maybe better picture. But you shouldn’t buy the version that comes out tomorrow, because you won’t be happy.

Sometimes, I really hate movie studios. This is one of those times, because you know as soon as you buy this release of LOTR, the theatrical version, the studio will release the shiny new extended cut version that you’re going to want to buy. It’s called double dipping, and it’s evil. The extras that are coming out tomorrow aren’t bad, but you know they’ve got another version coming out soon.

So I say save your $99 (or $59.99 if you look around) and wait for the version with a good transfer, and the director’s cut. Otherwise you’ll be sorry. Probably in about 3 months, I suspect.