When the 1977 Rankin-Bass animated version of The Hobbit was released on dvd, the soundtrack was famously messed up with some sound effects missing. So I was pleased recently to see a remastered deluxe edition advertised (fixing the soundtrack, presumably), along with a similarly remastered edition of their version of Return of the King. (Alas, hideous and inaccurate cover art compare it with the more accurate representations on the back and no blu-ray.) They were listed at 17.98 each, with a release date of July 22nd. So I pre-ordered them.
Shortly thereafter, I noticed that their Amazon pages have changed from Available for pre-order” to Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available, with prices no longer listed. Not sure whats up with that.
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