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


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   TommyL

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Posted January 04 2003 - 06:13 AM

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.c....270&cat=&scat=

thanks for the info! TL

#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted January 04 2003 - 06:34 AM

Yes that is the EE.

#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted January 04 2003 - 07:20 AM

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.
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#4 of 39 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted January 04 2003 - 07:43 AM

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.
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#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Matthew Anderson

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Posted January 04 2003 - 08:08 AM

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

#6 of 39 OFFLINE   MatS

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Posted January 04 2003 - 08:27 AM

741 people here certainly thought so

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#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Ryan Jameson

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Posted January 04 2003 - 08:30 AM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   Carl Walker

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Posted January 04 2003 - 08:36 AM

I completely and totally despised the movie... and I still have it! My wife likes it.
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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   Brian E

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Posted January 04 2003 - 09:40 AM

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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.

I couldn't agree more. That said my personal collection wouldn't be complete without both versions of FOTR.
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#10 of 39 OFFLINE   Ryan Jameson

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Posted January 04 2003 - 09:51 AM

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I couldn't agree more. That said my personal collection wouldn't be complete without both versions of FOTR.


Same here. And I'll be buying both versions of TTT, ROTK, and any other super-dooper special editions they may release in the future. I'm such a LOTR nut.

That said, the special edition for Attack of the Clones looks very nice. I still haven't bought it, but might because I'm a Star Wars fan. The last film just didn't excite me much.

And no way in hell am I going to be buying the Pearl Harbor: Big Ass Set or the Armageddon: Criterion, no matter how good the extras are.

#11 of 39 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted January 04 2003 - 10:24 AM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted January 04 2003 - 05:26 PM

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.
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#13 of 39 OFFLINE   William Ward

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Posted January 04 2003 - 05:50 PM

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I am willing to believe it'll make your HT room sound great


It won't make your room sound great if you have below average equipment. :P) But it will probably make whatever you have sound as good as anything available.....
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#14 of 39 OFFLINE   kevin_asai

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Posted January 04 2003 - 07:08 PM

FoTR EE is a must-have Posted Image

#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted January 04 2003 - 08:34 PM

This is the ultimate DVD:

-Great movie
-Reference quality video and audio
-Great extras
-Great packaging

#16 of 39 OFFLINE   Tom Brennan

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Posted January 04 2003 - 10:00 PM

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

A marvel in DVD technology....

A treasure in any collection...
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#17 of 39 OFFLINE   Leon Liew

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Posted January 05 2003 - 02:19 AM

A must HAVE DVD or you'll regret it when its' OOP !

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#18 of 39 OFFLINE   TommyL

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Posted January 05 2003 - 05:32 AM

Sweet! thanks for all the input! I just went and grabbed it! Now to watch itPosted Image thanks guys....tom

#19 of 39 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted January 05 2003 - 05:51 AM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   Leon Liew

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Posted January 05 2003 - 09:37 AM

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





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