DVD Review HTF REVIEW: "Lord Of The Rings Extended Edition" (with screenshots)

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  1. Joe Tilley

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    Great review Ron[​IMG] [​IMG]
    I have one question though if I may. Do both versions that are coming out have the added scenes on them? This may be a stupid question but there is two 4 disk sets coming out for what I know. One is I believe what you just reviewed which will be selling around 30 bucks, the other I have seen is the Collector Gift Set which I think will sell around 50 dollars. Dose anyone know for sure what the difference in these set are?
     
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    joe, i don't think there's any difference between the 4-disc set that comes by itself and the 4-disc set that comes with the gift set. you just get more lotr stuff with the gift set. that'd be a lot of work for new line to make two versions of the 4-disc set, at least that's how i see it...
     
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    And it's not even November yet, much less the 12th. Man it's going to be a long wait.
     
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    Great review, one thing i would like to know though, is a transfer comparison to the first release. For example, is the pq better? some examples, also what is the new score like?
     
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    Just for comparison, the Pearl Harbor Vista Series 4 disc dvd set did include the stuff from the original 2 disc release...at least the trailers, music video and other docs if memory serves correct.

    Ron stated then PH:Vista could be the dvd of the year and it's great...but this set certainly looks every bit as detailed...maybe more. And, FOTR is a better movie. This Summer and Fall has given us some great dvd's with superb transfer quality and extras like Pearl Harbor Vista, Monster, Inc., AOTC, and FOTR-Ex!

    Can't wait!
     
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    DVD of the year?

    Thanks for the indepth review and the time it must have taken to do it.
     
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    Ron - amazing review. An absolutely heroic effort. Your fingers must be worn to the bone after all that typing. Go have a beer! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oh yeah - you didn't happen to watch the 15 minutes of fan club credits at the end, did you? [​IMG] I wonder how many HTF names are in there??
     
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    I'm ordering the gift set tommorow night. Does anybody know if it's limited edition? I'd hate to pre-order this late in the game and not get it.
     
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    Ron, isn't the picture of the box art you posted the old box art? The one here shows the older design with "The Lord of the Rings" in large print and "The Fellowship of the Ring" in small print. The new design reverses this and emphasizes "The Fellowship of the Ring" as the proper title of the film.

    A few of the extra scenes you described sound like scenes that were in the original cut (Frodo remembering Gandalf's words at the end, for example), unless they are changed/extended. You did say you were going just from memory, so that's understandable.

    About the title of this thread: While in my mind I consider this a director's cut (and I'm sure it will be remembered as the definitive version of this film), Peter Jackson has stated that he wouldn't call this a "director's cut". I know it's just a technicality, for whatever that's worth.

    And why not "highly recommended"?

    Thanks for the review!
     
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    "Director's Cut"??

    Who cut the version that was released in theaters?
     
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    Very good review Ron, even so it took forever for the site to get back up to read it. Wonder if the Gollum would call this set his "precious" ^^?
     
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    Great review Ron. And of course you realise you're going to be losing two more days over the next couple of years? [​IMG]
     
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    I thought this was going to take the new place of DVD of the year over Monster's Inc.
     
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    Great review! Less than one month to go!
     

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