Cannot wait for this release. I was watching LOTR:Fellowship last weekend and, despite it being Superbit bit-rate quality, could benefit from the upgrade.
Ah, let me clarify. Yes, they are not labeled as official super-bit releases. But the bit-rates are higher than the regular theatrical release of the movies. I cannot find it right now, but I remember where some video-geeks were comparing the actual numeric audio and video bit-rates of the date, and the extended editions where right up there with the official regular super-bit series of other movies. If you think about it, it makes sense. Disk 1 and 2 only have the movies (about 1.5 hrs each) while all the extras are on disk 3 and 4.Superbit? I don't think so... unless I'm missing something here.
High quality DVD transfer, Yes, but not Superbit (this is a New Line studio here, not Columbia).