Could the EE's be getting the 1080p upgrade this year?
BLU-RAY OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE EXTENDED EDITIONS
Yeah, I passed on the theatrical Blu-rays, as well. (Hell, I never even bought the theatrical version of RETURN OF THE KING on DVD back in the day.) Still wish they'd take that obnoxious "my axe was embedded in his nervous system" line out of THE TWO TOWERS EE. It's so damn anachronistic. (Although, overall, it's TTT that benefits the most from the EE.)