Dreamwatch writes, “The three films have been shot back-to-back in Jackson’s native New Zealand over 15 months, with principal shooting concluding late December 2000. Jackson has remained passionate about the project throughout. ‘I am most interested in the themes of friendship and self-sacrifice in the story,’ he claims. ‘This is a tale of survival and courage, about a touching last stand that paved the way for the ascent of mankind.’ It’s a dreamy statement for the devoted, of whose number Jackson would seem to be a member.”
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.