Lord of the Rings extended cut PQ vs. original dvd??

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  1. Sean Patrick

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    i was watching the original Lord of the Rings dvd last night and was wondering if the newer extended cut PQ is any better. Even though it's a longer movie, splitting up the film on 2 discs hopefully helped the compression (which i notice on the old dvd). It was a great transfer i just think it could be better compressed.
     
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    I have not compared the two but the EE (from memory) looks better plus the reviews all seem to indicate so as well.
     
  3. Hank

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    Yes. The EE does have the better transfer due to breaking the movie over 2 discs. The DTS track is also better than the over-pumped Dolby track on the theatrical release.
     
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    Yeah, the differences are noticeable with the EE being a better transfer or compression. I, too, prefered the DTS cut. Last night I did a comparison between both tracks on the EE, and the bass is too bloated and unnatural with the DD.
     
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    I think the picture quality is a little better on the EE, but I have to disagree about the DTS track. The bass on the DTS track is nearly non-existant, and every time I saw it in the theater, you could FEEL it, just as you can on both DD tracks.
     
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    does the extended edition box have a space for the original dvd like it was originally rumoured to?

    all the extras from the original are on the EE, right?
     
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    if i get the new release, is there any reason to keep the old one?
     
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    Well, the only reason I can think of is to preserve the Theatrical version.

    I assume to would like to preserve the theatrical version?
     
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    Trailer, smailer. I'm quite happy to have the trailers, both theatrical and internet, on the first dvd, along with the fluff pieces from the TV promotional campaign.

    If collectors want the theatrical trailers, it seems reasonable to suppose that they will also want the version that was shown in theaters.

    Who would want a movie that never appeared in the theater, but would want the trailers promoting that movie?

    All that said, I may never watch the theatrical version again; the extended version is so much better.
     
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    The DTS track is truly weak on the bass in the EE version.
    I use 'Absolute' volume 0 - 80 on my receiver

    With the DD track on the theatrical version, I only increase
    the volume to 24 and it rock the hell out of my sub.The EE
    version's DD track was at the same level of 24 and it still
    rock but with the DTS track I have to inrease the volume to
    27 in order to hear it rock on par with the DD track.

    I agree that the DTS track are more clear at the surrounds and that the picture quality is slightly better than the theatrical version though.
     
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    Image and sound are both better than the theatrical DVD.

    The DTS sounding 'weak' seems to be down to either subjective opinion or differences in hardware setup. There's certainly nothing wrong with it on my own system.
     

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