Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” will be returning to the big screens this weekend. After a 4K remastering, the film series will hit IMAX theaters for the first time.
While “The Fellowship of the Ring” will return to select cinemas February 5th, both “The Two Towers” and “Return of the King” will not debut until February 12th.
The re-release of the iconic film series coincides with the 20th anniversary of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” which premiered in 2001. The trilogy is one of the most influential film series ever made. More-so, the films racked in nearly three billion dollars at the box office.
AFI ranks “Fellowship” 50th on their list of 100 Greatest American Films of All Time. Additionally, “Return of the King” took home the Oscar for Best Picture in 2003.
Watch Peter Jackson describe the digital remastering below:
The Middle Earth Universe is set to expand to TV as well. Amazon is currently shooting a TV series set before the events of the films. Prime Video hopes to release season one in 2021.
If you can’t make it to the theaters, or just don’t want to, stream the entire trilogy on HBO Max.