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Old 22-03-2011, 16:34   #1
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[Blu-Ray News] Lord of the Rings Extended Trilogy (UK) in June

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Entertainment Video have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition on 28th June 2011. A 15-disc collection, the UK RRP is TBC but just like the US set from Warner you get all three of Peter Jackson’s films in their extended ...

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Old 22-03-2011, 16:34   #2
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Disappointed they couldnt squash the DVDs onto fewer blu-rays but Im bound to buy this at some point. Not on release though, Im sure the price will drop like a stone before Xmas...
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Old 22-03-2011, 17:38   #3
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I'm fine with having two discs for the movies.
Lets hope they have better break points between the discs... I seem to remember the one for The Two Towers was terrible,
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Old 23-03-2011, 09:58   #4
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I don't mind that the movies are in 2 discs each the slightest. They chould put the extras in BD though, even if they are in SD, and save a a lot of space. I am wondering why he remastered only fellowship and why, since is new movie and I don't think is needed, (but then again why not all three?). Still is blint buy for me :).
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Old 23-03-2011, 11:16   #5
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"Due to the length of the extended editions each film is presented across 2 Blu-ray Discs (to “present each film in the highest possible picture quality”)"

This makes no sense whatsoever - a 50GB blu-ray disc can easily house each film in optimum quality if they just kept to the film that is. More likely they are being lazy forcing some extras onto the main discs. This would also be why they aren't bothering to release the main extras on blu-ray but DVD alone. Again another epic fail by the powers-that-be behind this trilogy and again a non-purchase from me.
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Old 23-03-2011, 11:36   #6
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They're keeping the audio commentaries on the disks which could hardly go anywhere else. And "This makes no sense whatsoever - a 50GB blu-ray disc can easily house each film in optimum quality if they just kept to the film that is" That's just not true. Optimum quality would be completely uncompressed which I believe wouldn't fit on ten discs let alone 1.
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Old 23-03-2011, 12:26   #7
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I'm fine with having two discs for the movies.Lets hope they have better break points between the discs... I seem to remember the one for The Two Towers was terrible,
Agreed - no problem with two discs per film if that improves the picture quality, so long as the break is at a sensible point and doesn't jar too much.
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Old 23-03-2011, 12:29   #8
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I have to ask: if they're releasing this set now, then what are they holding back to coincide with the release of The Hobbit next year? A special edition with both theatrical and extended cuts on them?
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Old 23-03-2011, 15:59   #9
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"Due to the length of the extended editions each film is presented across 2 Blu-ray Discs (to “present each film in the highest possible picture quality”)"This makes no sense whatsoever - a 50GB blu-ray disc can easily house each film in optimum quality if they just kept to the film that is. More likely they are being lazy forcing some extras onto the main discs. This would also be why they aren't bothering to release the main extras on blu-ray but DVD alone. Again another epic fail by the powers-that-be behind this trilogy and again a non-purchase from me.

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Old 23-03-2011, 16:56   #10
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Split up or not, we'll only get them if the transfer on Fellowship is considerably better than on the theatrical version.

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Old 23-03-2011, 22:44   #11
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Also I see that us brits are not getting the Digital Copies like the US, they got digital copies with the Theatrical Release too and we didn't. Why do we keep getting screwed over US release are generally better than ours.

Any way I think the reason for splitting the film is purely down to the commentaries taking up space on the discs, that was certainly the case on the dvd release. I would be happy with a 3 disc set no extras and each film on 1 disc each but I know that would never happen.
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Perhaps it is to give a feeling of greater value to the significantly more expensive EE BD set - Fitting the films onto single BD's may confuse people picking them up in stores and have them argue why one set is so much more expensive when the package size looks about the same.
Or perhaps they're using the Hi-def masters they prepared for the original EE DVD releases and can't be arsed to join them again for the BD release because they'd have to splice all the commentaries and stuff together again. It will be made apparent when the reviews come out and one can see how much space is actually taken up by the feature on each BD. Maybe even the commentaries are in lossless audio, LOL.
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UK not getting the digital copies? Oh no!

Im joking of course - couldnt care less about stupid useless digital copies.
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Split up or not, we'll only get them if the transfer on Fellowship is considerably better than on the theatrical version.The Wilson Bros
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According to another website that reported on the american release, the fellowship will be a new 2k transfer (they can't go to 4k without regrading the film, and redoing all the special effects),

Also I see that us brits are not getting the Digital Copies like the US, they got digital copies with the Theatrical Release too and we didn't. Why do we keep getting screwed over US release are generally better than ours.Any way I think the reason for splitting the film is purely down to the commentaries taking up space on the discs, that was certainly the case on the dvd release. I would be happy with a 3 disc set no extras and each film on 1 disc each but I know that would never happen.
For a start I don't think the audio takes up that much space. Especially as I imagine the commentaries will only be stereo and normal compression.

As for the digital copies. They're no longer on the american discs either. I believe the plan is that they will be downloadable using a special code. Whether uk gets that is another matter.
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Ooops. Managed to embed part of my comment in the quote.

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According to another website that reported on the american release, the fellowship will be a new 2k transfer (they can't go to 4k without regrading the film, and redoing all the special effects),
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I could understand the DVDs being spit on two, disappointed that the blu ray is the same for a film that wasnt even shot in HD as such how good can the quality get? How much detail does one want to see hobbit feet?. They could have easily have the film on 1. 15 discs! im sure they could have put the extras on one of the discs and keep the film on 1
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a film that wasnt even shot in HD as such how good can the quality get?
Considering it was shot on film, which is even higher quality than HD, the quality can get even better than it'll be on these discs.
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Only a week after release and Amazon have alreay slashed £15 off the price, you preorder fools. £44.95 and dropping.
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£38.25 from Tesco:

Lord Of The Rings: Extended Edition - Blu Ray

Use the code 20JULY15-1

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Old 05-07-2011, 17:34   #20
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Amazon used to have a policy (don't know if it's still in effect) where if the price of something dropped within 30 days of your order/it being sent to you, they'd refund you the difference if you asked. Details used to be buried somewhere in their help/T&Cs; may well still be, I haven't gone looking.

Anyway, thought that might be of interest to anyone miffed about this £15 drop.
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