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Old 11-01-2010, 06:46   #1
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The LOTR Blu Ray Trilogy set

Just noticed that the LOTR Blu Ray Trilogy set has popped up on Amazon for pre order.
It's getting a caning from reviewers who want the extended edition now

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...hedvdforums-21

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:18   #2
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Just noticed that the LOTR Blu Ray Trilogy set has popped up on Amazon for pre order.
It's getting a caning from reviewers who want the extended edition now

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...hedvdforums-21
argh! no point getting it unless it's extended versions........ grrrr

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:00   #3
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Damn, why wouldn't they release the EEs straight away? They're already available on DVD and have been for years...so it's not a new thing! This is my biggest want for titles on blu ray...and they go and do this?
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Gonna have to wait another year or two for the Extended Editions on Blu, they might make it out when The Hobbit hits cinemas. Peter Jackson wanting to produce a raft of new Extra Features, and we'll probably get to see a load of deleted material in that. Only problem is all the film stock is held in LA, not Wellington, and he wants to digitize the whole lot to sift through...

All this has been published around the web for the past 6 months though. The theatrical editions were meant to hit last November, but were delayed for reasons unknown...

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I just don't understand the mentality of it, most people already own the EEs on DVD and I'd imagine it'd be the fans that will be upgrading thier collections to blu rays...and they're the ones who would want the EEs. If this is the case, I'll be sticking with my EE DVDs for a little longer...even though I've been eagerly been waiting to see the trilogy in HD for years now! *sigh*

Saying that I admit I am part of the population that bought the standard editions and the extended editions on DVD when they were initially released...so I guess I'm partly to blame. I just don't see people doing the same with Blu Ray when they've already done it once before on DVD.
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I'd have thought the reason was obvious: Less people will be willing to buy the Theatrical Editions if they came out simultaneously with the EEs. This way they can tempt buyers to double dip on both editons as they come out.
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Saying that I admit I am part of the population that bought the standard editions and the extended editions on DVD when they were initially released...so I guess I'm partly to blame. I just don't see people doing the same with Blu Ray when they've already done it once before on DVD.
Same for me - I have both standard and extended on DVD, and I agree that if I want a Blu Ray edition it will just be the extended versions. The core of people wanting both Blu Rays editions has to be much smaller than the DVD releases first time around....

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Did anyone else read they are planning on doing LOTR in 3D. They have said to tested some battles scenes out and they amazing.

Dec 2012 the date being thrown about is atm. Pretty sure it was FOTR first.
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Did anyone else read they are planning on doing LOTR in 3D. They have said to tested some battles scenes out and they amazing.

Dec 2012 the date being thrown about is atm. Pretty sure it was FOTR first.
they did some "testing" with specific scenes on a number of films - Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, T2. Cameron, Jackson, Lucas and Spielberg invloved IIRC.
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They have said to tested some battles scenes out and they amazing.
I find it hard to believe that anyone can honestly say that 3d is amazing.Its a gimmick. Accepting the fact it sticks out, the stuff that does looks flat and out of place IMO. Its ok with a schlocky horror, but for a modern classic it will look cack.
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they did some "testing" with specific scenes on a number of films - Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, T2. Cameron, Jackson, Lucas and Spielberg invloved IIRC.
Indeed. There was a lot of noise coming from those guys about 3D a few years ago, chiefly Lucas who said he'd done several tests for Star Wars and was so impressed he'd be releasing them in 3D next.

It's been fairly quiet since, and although there have been several 3D releases, none of them have taken as much coin as Jimbo's epic about big blue cat people. Like Neo Tokyo, 3D is about to E X P L O D E.
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I'd have thought the reason was obvious: Less people will be willing to buy the Theatrical Editions if they came out simultaneously with the EEs. This way they can tempt buyers to double dip on both editons as they come out.
I love these films and yes bought both DVD releases - cinematic release AND all the Collector's Extended Editions.

My one 'ring', and that of other fans doesn't deserve another reaming at the hands of Newline!
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So don't buy the theatrical Blu-rays then.
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I'll be buying this. I prefer the theatrical versions anyway.
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I won't buy till the EEs are available but seeing as this was New Line are we going to get Region A locked and have to suffer Region B by EIV?
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I'll be buying this. I prefer the theatrical versions anyway.
+1 I personally prefer the theatrical versions. I dont think I will be too bothered when the exended editions finally arrives so ill be buying this. I'll have to get the US version though purly cos I hate all things EIV Fingers crossed itll be region free!

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I love these films and yes bought both DVD releases - cinematic release AND all the Collector's Extended Editions.
aaaaand I've not watched any of them yet.

edit: I did go and see one & two at the cinema, but han't seen RotK.

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+1 I personally prefer the theatrical versions. I dont think I will be too bothered when the exended editions finally arrives so ill be buying this. I'll have to get the US version though purly cos I hate all things EIV Fingers crossed itll be region free!
Surely it'd be nice to have a set which had an option to have both though? So you could have a choice of the two editions. Although the EEs are much longer, there are some really nice scenes that were cut from the theatrical editions.
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Warners are doing the distribution for New Line, so if the North American LOTR discs are region locked I'll be VERY surprised.

Can't wait for these discs.
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