This is a deal I’ve posted twice before; in November of 2011 this set hit an all-time low of $50, and in November of this year it went down to $43.49. Now, the 15-disc Lord of the Rings Trilogy Set on Blu-ray has dropped even lower—get it at Amazon today for just $39.99. Then pat yourself on the back for not getting it in November. Congratulations! Your procrastination saved you enough to go get yourself a fancy coffee.
That, of course, is the good news. The bad news is that a lot of people who bought the original DVDs as they came out apparently feel that compiling a boxed set like this is a money-grab by The Man to swindle basement-dwelling hobbits such as themselves out of more money. To this I say: “Duh.” But thousands of people are so upset that the company producing the set is trying to make money (?), they’ve taken to Amazon in droves to give the set a 1-star review. As a result, this set only has 2.5 stars overall. But read through the reviews for yourself—the complaints are things like “But I already bought this movie and they’re making me buy it again.”
If you’re not a full-grown adult living in your mom’s basement and attending Comic Con every year, though, I don’t think you’ll have any complaints.