This thread is dedicated to a 4K upscale and AI remastering of the 2009 theatrical bluray release of FOTR. While I generally like the new HDR color grade of the official 4K release, the excessive DNR has scrubbed away a lot of detail. So, this here is my attempt at creating a 4K version of FOTR (and the other two films) that does have the clarity, detail and fine layer of grain we come to expect from a 4K release. I chose to use the 2009 bluray, because it has the theatrical color grade, and it doesn’t suffer from black crush like the extended bluray release.
Also available: The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - 4K-Dremastered & The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the Kings - 4K-Dremastered
Here are a number of screencaps from FOTR 4K Dremastered: