According to http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...y_Details/6532
The collection reportedly will also consist of 15 discs (6 Blu-rays, 9 DVDs) with 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks, and all of the supplements found on previous editions (most of which will be found on the included DVDs).
Supplements include: Audio Commentaries (multiple tracks for each film); Easter Eggs: MTV Movie Award Spoof (The Council of Elrod), MTV Movie Awards clip (Gollum accepting award); Costa Botes Documentaries: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King: Behind the Scenes (on DVD); The Appendices (on DVD): Part 1: From Book to Vision; The Appendices: Part 2: From Vision to Reality; The Appendices: Part 3: The Journey Continues; The Appendices: Part 4: The Battle for Middle Earth; The Appendices: Part 5: The War of the Ring; The Appendices: Part 6: The Passing of an Age; Sixteen cast members, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Bernard Hill, and Miranda Otto; and online digital copies.
This seems to suggest the MTV/Costa Botes Documentaries bonus materials could be HD on Blu-ray discs. Question if the MTV bonus materials take up 3 of the Blu-ray discs, or they are sharing the same BD movie discs.
For the 9 DVD discs, we know 6 of the DVD discs are recycled from the DVD Extended Edition. Digital Copy is download only. What are the rest of the 3 DVD discs for? If MTV/Costa Botes bonus materials aren't in HD, then they could be the other 3 DVD discs And the movies will be 2 BD/movie.
As for those who said EE on Blu-ray is too expensive, that's always expected from the TE on Blu-ray retail price.
Like Blade Runner 5-disc BD edition, Warner Bros seem to be lazy or getting cheap in recycle the old DVD bonus materials discs. 5-disc Runner on BD could have been easily packed onto 3 BD discs. The DVD extras can fit onto one BD disc with the Workprint.
The 9 DVD discs on EE on BD can be easily condensed to 2-3 BD discs. But for marketing, having more discs can justify selling at higher price. Does Warner Bros ever asked why EE on BD needs to so many discs with Blu-ray technology.