If you’ve ever wanted to spend way too much money on way too many movies that are way too long -- well, New Line and Warner Bros. have heard the call of Gondor and are now riding to your aid.
The massive 30-disc Middle Earth Limited Collector’s Edition set of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit debuted yesterday to the tune of $800 at various retailers. This balrog-sized set comes complete with 70 hours of extra content, all six extended editions, faux leather books for each film, and a Hobbit-style shelf for all of it. It looks like the price has been marked down significantly in the wake of the internet’s pointing and laughing, but even at $600, you have to wonder who exactly this set is even meant for.
It’s also worth noting that you can currently buy the extended editions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for a total of around $120 separately... which might still be too much.