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

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#21 of 39 OFFLINE   Leon Liew

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Posted January 05 2003 - 09:44 AM

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

#22 of 39 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted January 05 2003 - 12:56 PM

Glad you got it Tommy. Let us know what you think. To me, FOTR:EE would've won Best Picture for 2001. It's that good, and in my top 5 of all time!

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Posted January 05 2003 - 01:07 PM

I should have said this earlier, but I was in the same position as Tommy a week ago. I decided to go for it, and I do not regret a single cent of my purchase. I have not seen the extended cut yet, but I have watched some of the extras. Glad you decided to get it.
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#24 of 39 OFFLINE   kevin_asai


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Posted January 05 2003 - 01:09 PM

I feel the new cut is better. There is no way I am gonna watch the theatrical cut again Posted Image

#25 of 39 OFFLINE   Ben Simpson

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Posted January 05 2003 - 11:10 PM

Now this is slightly off topic,but its been bugging me,so I hope someone can help.What happens when I play the 6.1 soundtrack on my 5.1 system?Is the centre rear sound ignored,or is it matrixed to the left and right rears...I hope it is as I've avoided listening to that track in case I was missing something.

#26 of 39 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx


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Posted January 05 2003 - 11:52 PM

I agree with the fact that the EE flows much better. Let's hope this will be the same for TTT EE

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#27 of 39 OFFLINE   Jeremy Anderson

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Posted January 06 2003 - 12:19 AM

You aren't missing anything with the 6.1 DTS mix. DTS-ES discrete works like this: If you have the center surround channel, it plays the discrete track through that speaker. It also compares that discrete track to the left and right surrounds and removes that data from them. In other words, the sound is already present in the left and right surrounds but is removed when played back on a system supporting a discrete rear center channel.

#28 of 39 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted January 06 2003 - 05:54 AM

This is easily the favourite DVD in my collection of about 90 something. Only missing the trailer for FOTR otherwise it would have been sheer perfection.
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#29 of 39 OFFLINE   Lee_eel


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Posted January 06 2003 - 09:58 AM

I agree that the picture is great. however one or two of the scenes with Sauromon on top of his tower could have been handled a little better. There is very noticeable pixellation in one scene inparticular. So not quite a demo disc for me but it does come very close. As for the extras....WOW!

#30 of 39 OFFLINE   Gary Harris

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Posted January 06 2003 - 02:31 PM

Watching the extras, I'm just amazed at the amount of work put into the detail in this movie. Its incredible what went into building the miniatures, weapons & even the costumes. Details so fine that no one would ever notice just by watching the movie. I liked the original release but the extended version has raised it to possibly my all time favorite movie.

#31 of 39 OFFLINE   Mariano



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Posted January 06 2003 - 11:49 PM

Does anyone know if there is a site where i can read in detail which scenes were added and which were deleted (i noticed that some dialog are missing from the theatrical cut) in the Extended version ?

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#32 of 39 OFFLINE   Leon Liew

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Posted January 07 2003 - 02:27 AM

Thats why its HTF's DVD of the Year for 2002Posted Image

#33 of 39 OFFLINE   Lee_eel


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Posted February 17 2003 - 10:26 PM

This movie does NOT, i repeat NOT have a reference quality
transfer. reference means no noticeable dvd artefacts or at least barely noticeable. FOTR has many compression artefacts and i can even spot these on a 24" widescreen.
The fact that people are saying this transfer is so great really baffles me. Or maybe my trained eye is too trained!

#34 of 39 OFFLINE   Joe6pack99


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Posted February 18 2003 - 01:42 AM

I agree its a great set but on my 65inch i notice mnay pixels and artifacts,especially when the cam pans out. On a strictly video note there are better but as a whole package there isn't anything better.

#35 of 39 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted February 18 2003 - 05:37 AM

As to the video, I can only attest to the quality as through S-Video, but as far as sound is concerned, I remember saying to myself, wow, that's really one active soundtrack. I was watching the original release with DD-EX. I read now that the FOTR release with DTS is even more active.
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#36 of 39 OFFLINE   Gruson


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Posted February 18 2003 - 11:45 AM

You must have it.

I am one of the few who prefer the theatrical cut though.

I feel Howard Shore's "Shire" opening music is ruined by Bilbo's dialogue.

#37 of 39 OFFLINE   Lee_eel


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Posted March 30 2003 - 06:35 AM

Anyone else have pixelation problems in the dark scenes?

#38 of 39 OFFLINE   James Bergeron

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Posted March 30 2003 - 07:18 AM

Umm, buying a dvd movie will not make you HT sound and look better! Unless the dvd is avia and you use it to calibrate.

It might be nice to show off, it's certainly not a must have if you have a HT, personally I watch movies in my theatre, not sound and video clips. I don't have LOTR I liked the movie but not THAT much.
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#39 of 39 OFFLINE   Geo Gabor

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Posted March 30 2003 - 11:21 AM

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

That's like asking if milk is a must have for cereal. Then it just comes down to a question of skim versus whole.

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