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

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  1. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Ron, this one I KNEW I want to wait for the big production (rather than getting the current set).
     
  2. Sean Moon

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    I believe that this is properly called the special extended edition, as Peter jackson said in the supplements on the 2 discer he hates the term directors cut, as it implies that the original theatrical release was not his intended version.
    The reviews for this disc are starting to make me mad, because it is several weeks before I can actually get my mitts on a copy. [​IMG] The reviews are torture!
     
  3. Joe Woj

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    Ron please post some more screenshots of the new scenes. Some of us need to be spoiled rotten [​IMG]
     
  4. MikeRS

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    Wow! Fantastic review and much appreciated.
    November 12th will be a day long remembered. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wes C

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    I had been trying to decide if I should purchase this in addition to august release. you review sealed the deal. Excellent review, thanks Ron.
     
  6. Dave H

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    Ron,

    How does this transfer compare to the original release?
     
  7. Tom Oh

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    Truly a labor of love. YOU really love DVDs and this Forum[​IMG]
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    A couple questions answered....

     
  9. Dan Brecher

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    Ron, I had to skim the review due to the inclusion of all the screenshots, but what I got to read before they appeared (hey, I am greatful of 56k for once! [​IMG] ) was great.
    One thing, this isn't a directors cut, Peter Jackson has stressed this many times. It's simply dubbed 'Extended DVD Edition' or 'Extended Edition'. You may wish to amend that in the thread title.
    Dan
     
  10. Frank Anderson

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    Excellent review Ron. It must have taken you two days to do this one.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. oscar_merkx

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    thanks Ron for this superb review, took me a long time to read everything. I am glad I waited for this instead. With both DVDs of Spider-Man and Attack of the Clones coming out very soon, so much to see and watch.
    The supplements are awesome and look really forward to this one.
    One thing though where is the casting video of E Wood as Frodo which prompted PJ to cast him on the spot.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tomoko Noguchi

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    Makes me wish I could be a reviewer getting discs early and knowing that I am one of a few who can say I saw it early. We all envy you, Ron
     
  13. Mark Walker

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    One DVD [boxed set] to Rule them All
    One DVD [boxed set] to find them
    One DVD [boxed set] to bring them all
    And in the darkness [of home theaters] bind them
    Is there such a thing as a DVD Wraith?
    [​IMG]
    Mark
     
  14. Simon Basso

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    Sorry to be a pain, but can someone confirm that the R1 LOTR has burned in subtitles for the Elvish dialogue and the "The Shire 60 years later" caption at the start. The R2 has player generated subs which, as usual, look awful.

    I did try a search for this topic, but was presented with about 500 pages to look through...forgive my lack of stamina.
     
  15. Nick Sievers

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    Simon,
    I think it would be safe to assume the R1 will have the burnt in subtitles. The 2 disc version did, and yes the player generated subs look like crap.
     
  16. Simon Basso

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    Thanks Nick, I appreciate it.
     
  17. Jerome Grate

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    Well.., anyone want to buy LOTR, to help finance my copy of FOTR. I should have waited, I should have waited.:b
     
  18. Dean DeMass

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    Ron,

    As usual, wonderful review. Your writing makes me anticipate releases even more. The 1st two weeks of November are going to be the best yet for me (Spider-Man, Band of Brothers, FOTR, and Clones). I cannot wait to load this DVD set into my DVD Changer.

    -Dean-
     
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    Wow, excellent review Ron. [​IMG] I feel better after having pulled the trigger on both the 2 disc and 4 disc sets.
     
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    I've sifted through an almost incalculable number of DVD reviews since those shiny 5" discs first caught my attention, and I can say with absolute certainty that this is the most comprehensive review I've ever read of a DVD release. Phenomenal work, Ron, and it's greatly appreciated.
     

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