'Lord of the Rings' headed to Blu-ray

Merchandise support to accompany April 6 release

"The Lord of the Rings" finally is coming to Blu-ray Disc.

Warner Home Video will release a Blu-ray box set of the "Rings" trilogy April 6, marking the first time the titles have been released in the HD format. Suggested retail price for the nine-disc set is $99.98.

In a related move, Warner Bros. Consumer Products will partner with Games Workshop, Tonner Doll Co., Sideshow Collectibles, WMS Gaming and others to create merchandise support for the home entertainment release. Plans include "Rings"-related apparel, collectible, toys and games.