Lord of the Rings extended DVD

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  1. Kyle.G

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    Peter Jackson will not screw anything up. Don't worry guys! He takes his LOTR films very seriously--he wouldn't release pure junk, nor would he release something that has an akward transition. At least that's what I think.
     
  2. John CW

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    It's more likely the break will occur as Arwen (Liv Tyler) is crying over Frodo after he's been attacked and Frodo drifts off into his weird dream
    as in the book (Book One ends there and Book Two continues when Frodos revived at the House of Elrond
    I think it'd be perfect timing personally, making Frodo's dream state linger on until you inserted the second disc and discover it's "ten in the morning of October 24th if you want to know" [​IMG]
    Hmmm, not sure if I needed all those spoilers! [​IMG]
    ~ John
     
  3. John_Berger

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    All right, I'm going to show my ignorance here, but that's okay. Others probably are wondering the same thing but are afraid to ask. [​IMG]
    Is it not feasible to have the whole movie on one disc for DD 5.1 and another disc for DTS with ZERO extras on said discs? What would the video bit rates be restricted to, assuming 240 minutes of movie time?
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes, it would be. I don't know about with the DTS track, that's REALLY pushing it, 240min is the max recommended for a dual layer DVD with just DD

    I don't understand what the big deal is with having to switch a disc. If it bothers you that much, get a player that has a changer built in
     
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    Completists are going to want both. I might have waited for the 4 disc version extended cut, but my wife informed me, "No we're getting both.". Seems she liked the movie even more than I did. [​IMG]
     
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  9. John CW

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    If you don't mind crappy video and sound why don't you just buy the (inevitable) bootleg? Crap video, crap sound and all on one disc - amazing! Personally I could do with the exercise! [​IMG]
    ~ John
     
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    By the way, I’m also very curious about the extended version and it will be like a bonus for me. The real version will be the original cut that I saw in the theaters. 28 minutes is a lot and it is amazing that how with adding the wrong scenes and too much stuff you can easily ruin a masterpiece and transform it into an average movie! Lets hope that Peter Jackson is more successful at that than James Cameron because his only Special Edition that I “liked“ was T2 and the others I hated! So it’s not a sure thing at all!
     
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    I thought the theatrical cut was too chopped up. Perhaps this 28 minutes will put some breathing room into the frantic pacing.

    Even with some problems this film is SOOOOOOO much better than the destroyed Star Wars franchise IMHO.

    Dan
     
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    Are those pins down at the bottom right there? Also that picture is not to scale, because I remember the bookends being about as tall as the DVD case itself. I will gladly fork over my $$$ for this one!
     
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  18. Bill McCamy

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    Reading the ad copy, those are trading cards, not pins. Interesting how this $70 set compares with the $70 E.T. set. The movie only extended version disc is available for $30. New Line is a lot more fan friendly than Universal, or is it Spielberg and Jackson I should be comparing?
     
  19. Chuck Mayer

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    Probably the companies. Spielberg is a friend to the fans...maybe not to the extent the VERY considerate PJ is, but I doubt Steven is trying to shill us. Universal, however...is the same company that made FOUR versions of American Pie 2.
    New Line has generated a LOT of goodwill in their handling of the now-classic FOTR, and they want to do it right (and make a lot of money). Fortunately for them (the other companies still don't get this), those principles go hand in hand.
    I don't HAVE to pay $70 to get what I want from NL. I can pay $50. So I choose to pay $70.
    I have to pay $70 to get the ONE movie I want from Universal. And I might not get any, unless I can get it under $50.
    Just happy with the Fall release schedule[​IMG]
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
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