Lord of the Rings is finally coming out on Blu-Ray. No longer will we have to endure up-scaled visions of Mordor and Rivendell on our huge plasma screens, because come April 6 we will be enjoying them in 1080p; an experience that I can only imagine will be nothing short of biblical. There’s no indication as to what kind of extras will be packed on to the 9 disc boxset yet, but it has been stated that this particular edition will contain the theatrical versions of the trilogy, with the extended cuts to follow on a later release. I guess we can’t have it all, but god dammit, when this comes out I’m getting my piece of the pie.
So it seems that Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp aren’t tripping over themselves to cash-in on the success of District 9 and rush out a sequel. Nikki Finke posted some details up on Deadline saying that it may happen “at some point” but only ‘when the duo “figure out what the story is and organize their respective schedules”.’ The film only just came out for fuck’s sake, forget a sequel, we’ve had enough cake for today. If any more details seep through Hollywood’s pants about this I’m going to be sick, everywhere. And anyway, District 9 should be one of those sci-fi films that stands alone as a triumph, like Blade Runner or…Alien (dammit). Leave Wikus alone!