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Lord of the Rings extended DVD

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RyanCorkum, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. RyanCorkum

    RyanCorkum New Member

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    Hey everyone! I'm new to these boards, so I apologize ahead of time for any references and/or things said that may have already been mentioned.

    I am curious about the 4 disc version DVD of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - and whether or not it will also include the original theatrical version in addition to the extended version. The reason I ask if anyone knows is that I don't want to buy the August 2 disc DVD if the 4 disc has both versions.

    If anyone knows anything about this at all, please let me know!

    Thanks, and have a pleasent day.
     
  2. DeepakJR

    DeepakJR Well-Known Member

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    i read somewhere that the 4(or 5)disc version will not include the theatrical cut. they will have its own set up supplements for the specific cuts respectively.
     
  3. Bryant Frazer

    Bryant Frazer Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine that the amount of disc space devoted to each cut of the film (two dual-layer discs!) would pretty much preclude including both of them in one set.
    On a related note, did anyone else see that the extended version of Fellowship actually got a PG-13, rather than the expected R? Billboard ran a note on this a few issues back, and you can check the re-rating at www.mpaa.org.
    -bf-
     
  4. Jeff Rogers

    Jeff Rogers Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Home Theater Forum.
    To answer your question, the extended edition will not contain the original theatrical release. The movie will span 2 discs, the extras on 2 discs, and the National Geographic doc. on the 5th disc.
    To be honest, the release in August seems to have a lot of fluff on it in terms of bonus material. A lot of the stuff is things that we have seen on t.v. before. (except the Two Towers preview)
    The real meat and taters is on the extended version.
    I'm gonna pick up both. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sam Davatchi

    Sam Davatchi Well-Known Member

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  6. Chuck Mayer

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    I wouldn't say the 2 Disc extras are fluff...there are documentaries aired on TV. They are GOOD extras...they just aren't new!
    The 4 disc will have NEW stuff, created just for the EV DVD.
    Both look good to me!
    Ryan, Welcome to HTF! We talked a lot about these DVD's over the past few weeks. To locate the thread, just do a search for "Lord of the Rings DVD" [​IMG]
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  7. Jeff Rogers

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    Maybe I mis-spoke.
    As in fluff I mean Promotioanl Pieces. Most of it is a 10 second interview and then a clip of the movie...which we have already seen 10 times!!!
    I want behind the scenes stuff.. I just get weary of made for t.v. promo spots eating up all of the valuable dvd space..
    But they are more than making up for it in the long run with the new cut [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Oscar

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    I still don´t know which to buy.
    I brought the Harry Potter DVD which i considered as a NOT keeper, now i decided to stay with the disc.
    In spite of all the fluff.
     
  9. Matt Pelham

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    Can't wait for the extended 5-disc set!!! Although no extras have been announced yet, I would expect a nice LONG in-depth documentary on the Nov. release. According to my "Lord of the Rings: Official Movie Guide" it mentions that Video Documentarian Costa Botes has been filming the filmakers at work since the earliest days of the project.
     
  10. CamiloCamacho

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    I'm waiting the 5 disc version too, but i hope they release the price with enough time, so us, students can save for it!.
     
  11. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    I want the extended version, and if the added scenes are done as good as I think and add what i think they'll add, then I don't really think I'd care to ever watch just the theatrical version again.

    I am upset that the extended version is going to be a spanner. I sure wish they'd have fit it all on 1 DVD.

    (One DVD to bring them all and in the darkness bind them).
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

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    It's impossible to fit the 3.5 hour cut onto 1 DVD with a DTS track and 3 commentaries and not have it look like crap
     
  13. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    So certain are you, always with you what cannot be done, hear you nothing that I say.
    [​IMG]
    Just kidding, couldn't resist, since you said 'impossible'. There's always a bigger fish, or a new technology.
     
  14. Dan Hitchman

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    If the DC is spread to two discs then I would assume there is room for a DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 track.

    Hell, if Rush Hour 2 and Bones can get complete, quality DTS-ES 6.1 remixes (these movies were originally shown theatrically with 5.1 channel mixes without even matrix EX/ES encoding) then surely a movie with a soundtrack originally made to have a back channel, such as Lord of the Rings, would sound even better if they can take the separate digital audio stems and design a fully discrete back channel for DTS-ES.

    Dan
     
  15. Joshua Moran

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    The region 4 extended cut has been confirmed with a French DTS 5.1 and English DTS 6.1 soundtrack. The movie is spread across 2 discs as well. www.darkhorizons.com has the news story. I would safly assume that the region 1 version will be the same minus the french track.
     
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    Has anyone thought of how they will span a DTS track across 2 disk's. As I see it, there can't be a seamless transition when you swap disk's. It would have to have a small menu to allow selection of DD or DTS.
     
  17. Joseph Young

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    I would much rather see the extended version spread out over two discs, if that meant the best possible audio and video presentation, but somehow I doubt this will be done, and video may be sacrificed for the DTS-ES discrete track.

    Perhaps the new, amended cut could include an intermission, whereby the transition from disc 1 to disc 2 would not be so jarring?

    -j
     
  18. DaViD Boulet

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    Joseph,

    agreed.
     
  19. Dan Brecher

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  20. Jeff Kleist

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    The break in PH DC is virtually identical

    Personally I expect LOTR's break to be after the naming of the Fellowship
     

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