Top critical review
Great film, less than expected value from this particular bundle.
Reviewed in Canada on March 5, 2016
I pre-ordered this Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set as soon as it became available. It was advertised as the ultimate combo-pack: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D, and DVD. Nothing about cut, but being so Limited and Collectible and Deluxe, it seemed only logical it would be Extended/Director's cut. Only much later (like over a year) did I found out it's the theatrical cut... I would have thought a Limited Collectors' Deluxe Edition would obviously be the Extended Director's cut. Apparently not...
As far as the actual film, I feel it equals the LotR trilogy. Very well made, great acting throughout, lots of action, and flows well. As was the case with the original trilogy, the movies deviate from the book in many (and sometimes major) ways, but all in all, it conveys the story well.