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« on: July 27, 2009, 11:40:01 PM »

a year after the regular editions are out.  seriously, this is the most stupid fucking move on their part.  I'll be waiting a year, then just out of spite I'll be waiting to find them used.

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Before the evening started tonight, I was one of the early people at the informal gathering. Since I knew I wouldn’t have much time with Peter on my own, I asked the one thing every fan of “Lord of the Rings” wants to know - when are his amazing movies going to hit Blu-ray, and would the extended editions be included with the theatrica,l or would they be a separate purchase.

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He told me the first editions to hit Blu-ray are going to be the theatrical versions and a year later we’d get the extended editions. The only good news is he told me the studio has started talking to him about doing some new extras for the Blu-ray extended editions. No word on exactly what the new stuff might be.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 11:56:06 PM »

new extras??....can there be anything else?

on DVD i have 3 versions of the trilogy as it is
the theatrical 2 disc versions of the trilogy(disc 1,the movies,disc 2 extras)
the extended 4 disc versions(discs 1 and 2 the movies,disc 3 and 4 extras)
and the 2 disc extended versions(one disc is the movie on both sides of the disc)

so,whats that?...24 discs of Lord of the Rings and its many extras icon_biggrin(not included the Gollum DVD,and the Howard Shore Music DVD that i got with the box sets)...and not included the Ralph Bakshi cartoon,that i included because i wanted to

now this has been said,will anyone be buying the theatrical Blu-Ray versions...and by the time the extended versions of them come out a year later,we could be on the next technology,LOL..or at least know about it!!

and will the extended Blu -Ray versions also include all the original special features?...if so,the new features may get lost in the original ones
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2009, 11:57:12 PM »

Giant BOOOOOOOO!!!! for that.

I double dipped for the regular DVDs, but I definitely won't be doing that again.  There had better be some pretty spectacular extras in the extended editions if they're making us wait a full year for them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 12:20:29 AM »

sadly, this is one group of films that will benefit from blu ray, enough so that i might re-buy them.  but definitely not the regular edition nonsense. i am not going to be sold the same move three fricken times, despite the extras it comes with. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 04:21:01 AM »

For some reason the LOTR movies haven't aged that well for me.  I loved the books and liked the movies a lot in the theater, but the only movie that holds up over repeated viewings for me is Fotr, which is ironic considering that was my least favorite of the three after the first time through. 

Still, if the extended versions had come out on blu ray along with the theatrical versions I would have caved in and purchased them.  Not anymore -- and that's $80 they'll never see.  So take that!  (and don't come back begging it's too late)

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 04:54:48 AM »

This is one set of movies that I would buy a PS3/Blu-ray player for, but it looks like that motivation is gone for another year.  frown
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 04:05:34 PM »

As I've maintained all along, the LotR extended editions in hi-def will be the release that will finally move me to a new format. slywink I went to DVD almost specifically for them, and I'll go to Blu-Ray for the same reason.

I will be skipping the theatrical versions and holding out for the extended's though.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009, 05:04:05 PM »

I waited to buy the Extended versions on DVD.  I will wait to get them on Blu-Ray.
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2009, 05:09:41 PM »

I double dipped on the DVDs.  I will be waiting for the extended BluRay editions unless there is a stunningly convinging argument to the contrary.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 03:37:16 AM »

the regular, non-extended versions finally have a street date.  so, if they hold to what they said, we won't see the good versions until April 2011.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 03:46:41 AM »

So then we'll get the super duper gold deluxe ultra blu-ray version in 4 years?  No thanks.  Tired of getting ripped off - just sell all of the damn features independently, I don't need 60 versions of the same crap (even if it is good crap).
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2009, 03:48:07 AM »

Huh, just in time for my birthday.  I recently broke down and bought a PS3, so no doubt I will be picking this set up when it comes out.  And I'll be happy to double-dip whenever the extended editions show up as well.  

Side note: does anybody really give a crap about BD-Live?  Does it ever add anything worthwhile?
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2009, 03:59:02 AM »

I personally never use BD-Live.  I still don't understand why they wouldn't release the extended editions....all these double dips are stupid.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2009, 04:35:59 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 15, 2009, 03:48:07 AM

Side note: does anybody really give a crap about BD-Live?  Does it ever add anything worthwhile?

The screening night concept sounds pretty cool.  On a select night and time (right after BD release), you can watch the movie with some of the creators (director, writer, etc.).  They provide live commentary and answer questions.  Like the one they just had for Harry Potter.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 01:22:37 PM »

Non-extended editions are a non-purchase for me. Let me know when they get a BR date... stupid, greedy studios...
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011, 06:32:57 PM »

well, the original versions were released April of last year, so rumors are starting to swirl we'll hear news about the extended versions on blu in the upcoming weeks.  I've heard the picture quality of Fellowship wasn't all that hot compared to the other two; anyone who got the theatrical cuts on blu care to comment?
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2011, 04:09:43 PM »

These went up for pre-order on Amazon today

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ref=pe_36010_19079400_pe_01_head/?ASIN=B0026L7H20
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2011, 04:11:11 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2011, 04:14:46 PM »

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Thanks.  Pre-ordered.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011, 04:22:35 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 07, 2011, 04:11:11 PM

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"The Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions)" is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray in 2011 or 2012.

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D'oh I didn't see that bit.  I just got an email from Amazon saying it was now available for pre-order >_<
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2011, 04:26:51 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on March 07, 2011, 04:22:35 PM

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D'oh I didn't see that bit.  I just got an email from Amazon saying it was now available for pre-order >_<

I'm hoping since they have a price they have a date and just haven't updated it.  thanks for the heads up though  thumbsup
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2011, 12:00:56 AM »

Hi Def Digetst is saying retailers are starting to say June 28th for the release date.

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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2011, 12:48:03 AM »

15 discs?really?..the DVD extended are 12 discs....are the movies at least going to be on one BR disc each?...otherwise i may as well not bother

and though it looks nice...
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and fuck you Blu-Ray logo on the front of the box..you have ruined it all finger
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2011, 12:54:31 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 21, 2011, 12:48:03 AM

15 discs?really?..the DVD extended are 12 discs....are the movies at least going to be on one BR disc each?...otherwise i may as well not bother

and though it looks nice...
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The collection reportedly will also consist of 15 discs (6 Blu-rays, 9 DVDs)

why????



and fuck you Blu-Ray logo on the front of the box..you have ruined it all finger


I'm guessing that blu ray logo piece is cardboard that comes off.  as for the two blu rays per movie, from what I understand they could do it but they would have to compress them too much, 2 blu rays a piece should give a lot better picture.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2011, 12:58:18 AM »

The non-extended scenes--any chance of them looking even better than the previous blu-ray release since they've got all that extra disc space?
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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2011, 01:05:24 AM »

I know they are long films and now with High Def etc,but 50gig wouldn't be enough for one film?

anyway,yeah i am out..i already pretty much have the 9 DVDs in some way or form in the 24 current DVDs of the trilogy i already own
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2011, 01:42:00 AM »

So very in.  That packaging looks very nice.  I'm torn about what to do with my DVD copies.  I like the extended edition cases, and I got a fancy laser etched metal case for them.  June 28 is a much better date than I was expecting.  I thought it was going to be the holidays before we saw them.
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2011, 05:27:24 PM »

Nice set but way too pricey for me.  Im sure Ill eventually be able to pick it up at a discount and until then the dvds will have to suffice.
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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2011, 05:41:21 PM »

Man... between this, the Star Wars set and the Superman set, it's gonna be an expensive blu-ray year.
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2011, 05:52:52 PM »

Quote from: Laner on March 21, 2011, 05:41:21 PM

the Superman set, it's gonna be an expensive blu-ray year.

easy solution:  buy Superman 2 and skip the rest  biggrin
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« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2011, 05:55:03 PM »

it's official, and they have a breakdown on what's on each disc too.
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« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2011, 05:58:55 PM »

I'm very disappointed that they went for DVDs for all the extras. There's a reason why we're buying the Blu-ray edition, people!

I'm also somewhat disappointed (but not surprised) that most of the material seems to be exactly the same as the DVD edition, plus a few documentaries (that do look interesting). This means I'm going to have duplicates of 6 of the included DVDs, which sucks ass.
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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2011, 06:37:07 PM »

Yeah, that's unfortunate, but I always figured I'd be getting these things primarily for the HD versions of the films.  I don't know that I really need to have the hours and hours of extras in HD anyway.  Now, it would've been nice if they'd just put the two discs of extras on a single BR for each movie to minimize getting up and down, but I can always use more exercise anyway.
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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2011, 07:08:11 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 21, 2011, 05:52:52 PM

Quote from: Laner on March 21, 2011, 05:41:21 PM

the Superman set, it's gonna be an expensive blu-ray year.

easy solution:  buy Superman 2 and skip the rest  biggrin
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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2011, 07:43:27 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 21, 2011, 05:58:55 PM

I'm very disappointed that they went for DVDs for all the extras. There's a reason why we're buying the Blu-ray edition, people!

I'm also somewhat disappointed (but not surprised) that most of the material seems to be exactly the same as the DVD edition, plus a few documentaries (that do look interesting). This means I'm going to have duplicates of 6 of the included DVDs, which sucks ass.

Even if they couldn't up the resolution on the DVD extras, it'd at least be nice to have them consolidated onto fewer discs.
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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2011, 07:55:13 PM »

I'm fine with them keeping the movies split in two, by the way. They are quite long, so changing the disc gives you a good excuse to take a break.
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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2011, 08:22:16 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 21, 2011, 07:55:13 PM

I'm fine with them keeping the movies split in two, by the way. They are quite long, so changing the disc gives you a good excuse to take a break.

yeah, it's a good time to get up and rgab another six pack from the fridge.
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« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2011, 04:31:48 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 21, 2011, 05:58:55 PM

I'm very disappointed that they went for DVDs for all the extras. There's a reason why we're buying the Blu-ray edition, people!

I'm also somewhat disappointed (but not surprised) that most of the material seems to be exactly the same as the DVD edition, plus a few documentaries (that do look interesting). This means I'm going to have duplicates of 6 of the included DVDs, which sucks ass.


People actually watch the bonus stuff that comes with movies?  Holy crap!  Though for me, it is usually hard to get me to sit down for 2 or 3 hours to watch a movie at all, so there is slim to no chance I am going to watch extras or listen to director commentary mucking up the dialog.
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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2011, 06:58:58 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 22, 2011, 04:31:48 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 21, 2011, 05:58:55 PM

I'm very disappointed that they went for DVDs for all the extras. There's a reason why we're buying the Blu-ray edition, people!

I'm also somewhat disappointed (but not surprised) that most of the material seems to be exactly the same as the DVD edition, plus a few documentaries (that do look interesting). This means I'm going to have duplicates of 6 of the included DVDs, which sucks ass.


People actually watch the bonus stuff that comes with movies?  Holy crap!  Though for me, it is usually hard to get me to sit down for 2 or 3 hours to watch a movie at all, so there is slim to no chance I am going to watch extras or listen to director commentary mucking up the dialog.

I don't watch commentaries, but the other video features in packs like these are often very good. The LOTR stuff exceedingly so.
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2011, 11:05:09 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 22, 2011, 04:31:48 AM

Though for me, it is usually hard to get me to sit down for 2 or 3 hours to watch a movie at all,

You know these extended versions are about 4 hours each, right?  smile
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