Our Journey to Find Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)

Our Journey to Find Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)

Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition) topped my wish list for this year’s Black Friday sales. For the past couple years, Alex has spoiled me with play money to spend during the year’s largest shopping day. And this year, like any married woman, I euphorically took the opportunity to spend the money!

Why  The Lord of the Rings  Trilogy (Extended Edition) Topped the Wish List

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)
Alex and I on the Journey

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and its inhabitants first entered my life at the tender age called my tweens. Wondering why my father so highly recommended this seemingly odd, fantastical series, I started with reading The Fellowship of the Ring. First I learned to love the simple, sweet hobbits, then the adventure (“quest, thing”) began. And I soon found myself completely enraptured with Tolkien’s world.

Does this story ring true for anyone else? Friends from my college years had similar stories with how they came upon The Lord of the Rings, so I imagine many people who stumble across this post have similar stories. Consequently, once Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy arrived in the theaters – three movies wholly and accurately based on the beloved books – the audience was primed and ready.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)
Avoiding dangers on the Journey

Everyone had already seen The Lord of the Rings in theater and bought the theatrical movies. But Peter Jackson had a secret up his sleeve: Additional movie magic, regarding Tolkien’s characters, as found only in The Lord of the Rings extended edition movies!

Everyone who had the money soon owned one, two, or all three extended editions, for the producers sold them individually for many years. I, and the man whom I would one day call my husband, didn’t have the funds for these amazing movies. For they were amazingly expensive. That is, until the time when Black Friday extended into Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Best Buy sold The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition) at nearly half the price!

Our Journey to Find  The Lord of the Rings  Trilogy (Extended Edition)

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)
Traveling through windy roads

The time had come to destroy the One Ring, otherwise known as the inhibition that prevented me from fully excavating Tolkien’s Middle Earth. For The Lord of the Rings theatrical movies only provided the most essential parts to the Fellowship’s journey. The extended edition provided more detail on the good and bad characters in Tolkien’s world.

Knowing this, I performed a secret search online to see if anyone sold all three movies in one package on Black Friday weekend. Walmart, eBay, and Best Buy all showed to carry The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition). However, the top rated sellers on eBay had sold out. And though Walmart carried the movie package at a good price, Best Buy proved to have the better deal.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)
Arrived at our final destination

I resisted the urge to spend the money as long as I could. But with Alex tempting me to go out and shop, we both caved-in on Sunday afternoon. Our luck had almost run out. Only one Best Buy location near us still had The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition). Wishing for the best, we quickly ran out the front door and jumped into the car.

Since we didn’t want to sit in traffic, we used back roads to find our way to this particular store. Alex revealed his exemplary journey skills on this spontaneous trip, driving through windy roads and avoiding dangerous drivers. Therefore, after a journey through unexplored lands, we found the solution to my dilemma: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition)! Now I can explore Tolkien’s Middle Earth.

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Editions)
Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition) as found only at Best Buy!

Do you have the Extended Movie Edition for The Lord of the Rings? Do the extra storylines make them worthwhile to you? Are you excited for Amazon’s series on Middle Earth to come out? Please comment below!

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