Warner Bros Enters NFT Industry, Debuts Lord Of The Rings NFT Collection

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American film and entertainment studio Warner Bros. is also riding the non-fungible token (NFT) wave by announcing that they will be releasing an NFT collection to be included in the extended edition of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; additional content not found in the DVD version is to be added.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Extended Edition NFTs were released on October 21, featuring 10,000 Mystery Edition NFTs for $30 each, and 999 Epic Edition NFTs for $100 each, both of which contain unique content exclusive to the collection.

The Lord of the Rings NFTs are hosted on the media-focused Eluvio blockchain, a blockchain explicitly built for NFTs that provide exclusive media content, and are compatible with the Ethereum blockchain and its decentralized application (dApp) ecosystems.

Accordingly, the collection will provide a version of the film in 4K UHD, along with over eight hours of special features, hundreds of images, and hidden AR collectibles. 

It will also have additional content, including three explorable locations (The Shire, Rivendell, and the Mines of Moria) with location-specific artwork and behind-the-scenes image galleries exclusive to the token collection. The Mystery Edition offers one of the three locations chosen at random, while the Epic Edition comes with all three. 

Warner Bros.’s Lord of the Rings is not the first show to release an NFT collection. In fact, Paramount’s classic American teen comedy Mean Girls also released its own NFT collection last September. (Read more: Mean Girls Comeback as Crypto Collectibles)

The shows of the popular streaming platform Netflix also ventured into the NFT space, including the hit k-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo, in collaboration with Polygon blockchain, which built an NFT community called Extraordinary Whales Club that advocates for awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (Read more: Hit Kdrama Extraordinary Attorney Woo to Create NFT Community for Autism Awareness)

The Netflix original Stranger Things also produced a collection called The Upside Down Series, featuring 17 different characters from Season Four. (Read more: Netflix to Launch a Stranger Things NFT Collection)

Locally, the popular Filipino comic and hit Netflix-adapted animated series Trese released a collection called Trese x Cryptopop in collaboration with Luis Buenaventura. (Read more: Hit Netflix-adapted “TRESE” Comics to Launch NFT Collection)

ABS-CBN’s singing competition Idol Philippines also launched its own collection to “allow our audience to experience ‘Idol Philippines’ in a new, fun, and exciting manner as we work towards innovating the way viewers connect with the show.” (Read more: TV Show Idol Philippines to Launch Own NFTs)

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