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First "review" of LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring online

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kami, May 24, 2002.

  1. Kami

    Kami Screenwriter

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    Well, this guy somehow got ahold of Disc 1 of the 2-disc set and reviewed it, though it seems more of a review of the film rather than the disc itself. He said the transfer is good but I wish he was more technical with it. Just thought you guys may be interested:
    http://www.lightsoutentertainment.co....php?DvdId=106
     
  2. Ricardo C

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    Great scoop! Thanks for the link [​IMG]
    At first I thought this was a bogus review, probably using the bootlegged Academy screener, but those screenshots of the menus had to come from SOMEWHERE. I wish he'd gone into more detail regarding the transfer, though.
     
  3. Marc Colella

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    Not much of a DVD review.

    He doesn't give a rating for video and audio quality, nor does he go into any detail about them or the extras included.

    Is there a reason why the only screenshots that are expandable are the menus - which have been around for a while?

    This quote had me laughing:

    "The bottom line is, this movie is the closest thing to perfect filmmaking I have ever witnessed."

    He must not watch many films.
     
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  6. Oscar

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    Geez, reading that review made me change my mind and instead of buying the 4 disc set i will buy the August 6th one.
     
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  8. Scott_MacD

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    Methinks Oscar forgot a smiley. [​IMG]
    I'm still buying both.
     
  9. John Berggren

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    I can't imagine anyone having received Disc 1 now if it's meant for an August release. I wonder if it's one of the academy screeners that's been going around. You'd think he would have mentioned the anti-bootlegging message that scrolls through it though.

    I can't wait to see full reviews of this in Late July/Early August.
     
  10. Nigel McN

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    John that is why he included all the menu screen shots.

    and this version is 'in the wild' too.
     
  11. Brian W.

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    I think it's probably the real thing, only because, to my knowledge, the screener is not anamorphic, and the shots from the film he includes appear to be unsqueezed anamorphic video -- unless he squashed them on the sides himself (but I doubt it would occur to anyone to do that).

    It's only a hair over two months until the DVDs release. It's not inconceivable that someone could get a hold of a test pressing or review copy.
     
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  13. Oscar

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    Well, uh.

    It depends on the money, in August 6th when i go to buy the DVD, i will see what my mind and heart tell me and if they say to me "BUY IT!" then i will, or else i will wait until November and if that isnĀ“t enough then i will refuse to buy the movie.

    After all there have been many movies i liked, but never brought them like The Sixth Day or Bad Boys.
     
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    Yeah, I liked Lord Of The Rings too, but I don't know if i'll buy it because I too don't buy every movie I like, like Snow Dogs or The First Wives Club...
    [​IMG]
     
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    There's a "special features" option on the menu so why doesn't he talk about them?? I think he's just trying to "scoop" a review without actually owning a copy personally (or at least the screener bootleg). Have those menu shots been seen before??

    ~ John
     
  16. Willem Vos

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    Indeed John, this guy has very obviously ripped those shots from a dvd-review site.
    A very bogus review.
     
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    Just a reminder that the first disc is floating around, so he isn't the first to mention it. Even Ron has recieved incomplete sets of discs.
     
  18. Dave H

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    The fact that the review is so subjective and very un-specific about anything of the disc(s)is what makes me question it. Why are his other reviews of discs (that we KNOW are available) more specific than this one?
     
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    just a note, www.theonering.net has pictures of menus from another source who has the first disk.
     
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    TheOneRing.net has a review of the DVD from what seems like a different source. This person has the SECOND disc as well and discusses the special feature in a decent amount of detail.
    check it out
     

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