Two versions of LOTR, buy both keep both?

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  1. Rhett_Y

    Rhett_Y Screenwriter

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    Hi all...

    Here is my question. Do you guys usually get the theatrical release and then the extended platnuim release too?

    I am just curious, I sold my orginal Fellowship disk when I bought the extended version and was wondering if you guys keep both versions, or what your opinion on the matter is...

    Thanks
    R~
     
  2. Richard Travale

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    I bought both FOTR and kept both. I intend to do the same for TTT as well as ROTK.
     
  3. Patrick Soucy

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    Exactly like Richard: I bought both and kept both.

    - I want keep the theatrical movie, and the bonus of the first release. It's the movie I've seen on theater ans I loved.

    - And I need to have the extended edition with the new bonus features [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeremy Allin

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    I think I'll just rent the theatrical cut of TTT to tide me over and then purchase the Extended Edition. I know I'll never watch the theatrical cut again after I have the EE in my hands.

    I made that mistake with FOTR and don't intend on duplicating it.
     
  5. Richard Kim

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    I have both, as I prefer the theatrical cut over the EE, some of the extra scenes drag on and I feel are unnecessary (like the added Shire scenes). Also the EE version of the Fellowship entering Lothlorien is poorly edited (turns from day to night to day too quickly, also the characters' costumes change for some reason). I also plan to get both the theatrical and EE versions of the other 2 films as well.
     
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    I bought the theatrical cut and later traded it when the EE came out. I will only buy the EE of TTT and the ROTK. In addition to the great extras and extra footage, the EE also has a killer DTS track and slightly better video.
     
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    I bought both versions of FOTR knowing I would "pass on" the theatrical version to a friend who is not interested in the bonus material or additional scenes. I plan on repeating this with TTT and ROTK as well.
     
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    I prefer to watch the extended version and prefer the slightly increased video/audio quality along with it.
     
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    I like having all available extras.
     
  10. Mike Mundt

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    If your a hardcore fan, you'll have both. The extras on the two discs are different. If your not that big of a you'll probably sell one of the two or only buy one version. I think its just a matter of how much you like the movie. For me I feel Lord of the Rings is one of the most well acted, sounding, visual, and edited movies ive ever seen. So ill buy and keep both along with other version that may come out years later.
     
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    As Mike and Paul said, the extras are different on both sets so I have/will purchased both with the intention of only watching the extended version of the film.
     
  12. Jeremy Allin

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  13. Josh Sieg

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    EE all the way! Better packaging, awesome commentaries, better EVERYTHING!!!
     
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    I've had the Academy screener DVD of TTT since February and I'm buying the theatrical DVD in August and the EE in November. I'm keeping them all.
     
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    I'm also buying and keeping both, just like FotR.
     
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  17. Frank L

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    I kept both since, in effect, they're two different versions of the movie. The theatrical and the extended versions differ from each other considerably, and the only way to go appreciate them both is to keep them both. Plus, the theatrical version is the only one with the trailers for example.

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  18. Kyle McKnight

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    I had never heard of LOTR before hype of the movies release came about. I saw it and fell in love. I own the 2-disc and EE of FOTR, will own both for TTT and ROTK too. If Peter Jackson does an "ultimate" release at the end, and re-edits all three films together for one long continuous epic, I'll buy that too. I don't buy the gift sets though.
     
  19. Qui-Gon John

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    The Extended Edition only for me. That said, I have both versions of FOTR, but only because I got the Theatrical Version for free, via the Blockbuster card deal. But I am actually thinking of trading that for something else now.
     
  20. Steve Christou

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    I'm a huge fan, I have to have both. I know it's almost impossible to watch the theatrical version again after you've seen the extended edition, but still it's a fantastic souvenir of the film I saw and loved at the cinema.

    So fanboyism, completism and nostalgism wins out![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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