'The Lord of the Rings (1978)' Blu-ray in April

Posted Tue Jan 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM PST by

Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic is receiving the high-definition treatment in April.

Timed to coincide with the Blu-ray release of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings Trilogy,' Warner Brothers is also readying 'The Lord of the Rings (1978)' for Blu-ray on April 6.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include a new featurette - Forging through the Darkness: The Ralph Bakshi Vision for The Lord of the Rings as well as a digital copy.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Lord of the Rings (1978)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under April 6.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Lord of the Rings (1978) (Blu-ray)
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Blu-ray)
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