LOTR ...is it that much of a must have for HT?

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  1. TommyL

    TommyL Supporting Actor

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    Hi all...I know this is a beat question, but I am willing to plunk down the money for it if it is...I am willing to believe it'll make your HT room sound great...And it is the extended edition that I want...I believe it is in best buys ad this week for 29.99...sound correct?---> just want to make sure I get the correct one...url--->
    http://www.bestbuy.com/Movies/Produc...270&cat=&scat=
    thanks for the info! TL
     
  2. Rob T

    Rob T Screenwriter

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    Yes that is the EE.
     
  3. Tony-B

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    That would be the one! And, yes, it is an absolutely necessary purchase for anyone with an HT. The video, audio, and extras are perfect.
     
  4. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Tommy,
    It's a must-have demo if you like the movie, which I most emphatically do. Picture and sound quality are topnotch and it will really show off a 6.1 system to great advantage.

    If you don't like the movie, there are a few other dvds that will also show off your HT about as well. Gladiator, Blade II, Starwars II, all have great pic and sound quality.

    A couple or three years ago everyone around here was raving about the demo-quality of "Lost in Space"--a movie I saw in the theaters and really didn't like so I didn't buy it.

    I refuse to buy a "demo quality" disc of a movie I don't like. Fortunately LOTR/FOTR EE doesn't fall into that category for me, but ymmv.
     
  5. Matthew Anderson

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    It is certainly my favorite of the year for picture and sound-quite stunning.
     
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  7. Ryan Jameson

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    IMO, a film is only a must have if you enjoy the movie. Regardless of the quality of the video/audio/extras, if you don't like the movie it won't be worth the money.

    Besides, there are other great films out there with incredible video, sound, and features.
     
  8. Carl Walker

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    I completely and totally despised the movie... and I still have it! My wife likes it.
     
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  11. Morgan Jolley

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    One thing that bugged me about Episode II was that during some scenes where it was just dialogue without any music or sound effects, you could hear a lot of background noise. When there was no talking, it was perfectly quite, but while they were talking you could hear the noise and once you hear it, it sticks in your mind and ruins the movie. The picture looks good, and the sound effects are amazing, but the background noise during the dailogue sounded rough.
     
  12. Neil Joseph

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    How do we always go from a discussion of FOTR to Episode 2?

    Anyway, to get back on track, YES, FOTR EE is that good.
     
  13. William Ward

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  14. kevin_asai

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    FoTR EE is a must-have [​IMG]
     
  15. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    This is the ultimate DVD:

    -Great movie
    -Reference quality video and audio
    -Great extras
    -Great packaging
     
  16. Tom Brennan

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    If you are to own only one DVD...it must be the LOTR EE.

    A marvel in DVD technology....

    A treasure in any collection...
     
  17. Leon Liew

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    A must HAVE DVD or you'll regret it when its' OOP !
    I have both versions ![​IMG]
     
  18. TommyL

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    Sweet! thanks for all the input! I just went and grabbed it! Now to watch it[​IMG] thanks guys....tom
     
  19. Josh Simpson

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    Well, i just "liked" the theatrical cut, and bought that. I didn't know if i would buy the EE or not, but I had a gift card so I bought it for about 6 bucks. Well with the addition of the new scenes, I "loved" the new cut, love the video and the killer DTS, and the extras are well made, and all very interesting. The new cut made me love the movie much more, and got me interested in the first book. It's a great DVD to get. Take it from a fan who was just a casual fan at the beginning.
     
  20. Leon Liew

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    Ah,welcome to the "FELLOWSHIP" of the DVD of the year 2002
     

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