9 out of these 15 discs are extras. This means it could be 2 Blu-rays per each movie, or 1 Blu-ray and 1 Digital copy per each movie.
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3/11/11 at 12:34am
With 15 discs this definitely means that each film is split onto two blu-rays. With 4 commentary tracks, DTS HD, other languages, etc. I think it's pretty beneficial especially for the 4 hour ROTK.
6 Extended edition special features dvd's
3 Costa Botes dvd's (one for each film)
The DVDs that came out in 2006 were 2 discs each, one of them being a DVD-18 flipper and the other being the Costa Botes documentary.
They could have easily turned this into just a 9 disc blu-ray set by combining the 3 discs of special features per movie onto one 50gb blu-ray, but I guess they don't want to bother re-authoring the original dvd's.
It does say 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Edition + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]' on amazon so those 3 extra discs could very well be digital copies of each of the films rather than the films split over two blu-rays. I'd love it if they were each split over two blu-rays, the audio and picture quality would most likely be fantastic but my sceptical side tells me that its not all that likely...
...but with worse image and sound quality due to the reduced bitrates in order to be able to fit them each onto a single blu-ray...