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***Official LOTR: The Two Towers DVD Discussion Thread*** -- All Posts Here; NO EXCEPTIONS


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#1 of 650 Ryan Peddle

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Posted August 04 2003 - 01:47 AM

I just picked up The Two Towers yesterday on dvd. The sound mix on the dvd is one of the best I have ever heard. I guess this should be expected, but there were some scenes that blew me away. Specifically the scene where during the battle of Hells Deep, when the Orcs set the bomb off the blow open the wall...every single boulder that hit the ground shook my room.

The emotion in the movie was not near as intense as the first, but the battle scenes are outstanding.

The only special feature that I have watched so far is the Return of the King preview. It looks like it will be the Jewel of the set.

Well, just thought I would let it be known that this film is available now in th right places.

#2 of 650 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted August 04 2003 - 02:01 AM

The DVD isn't due out for three weeks, so whoever you bought it from is either a bootlegger or breaking the distribution agreement, both of which are illegal and no doubt will lead to this thread being closed.
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#3 of 650 Jeremy Allin

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Posted August 04 2003 - 02:04 AM

As long as it is an official product and he doesn't mention where he purchased it in this thread, I think it's alright.

#4 of 650 Ryan Peddle

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:02 AM

It's not a bootleg what so ever...I would never ever buy a bootleg product. I'm also not trying to get people to go to this store for a purchase or any advertising for this shop...I'm just stating that I was able to (as I often am) purchse this dvd early.

I am also not making bootleg copies myself. I simply picked on up and thought I would post my initial thoughts on what it is like.

I often pick up a number of early releases from this shop

Sorry if I have troubled any of you, it's no big deal in my opinion.

#5 of 650 Neil Joseph

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:12 AM

As mentioned, if you do not provide the name of the store then there are no violations.

I have been looking for the reviews and I expect they will trickle in soon.
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#6 of 650 Ryan Peddle

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Posted August 04 2003 - 03:38 AM

Thank you Neil. I wasn't trying to give anything away or trying to provide business for this shop. I was fortunate enought to get this dvd early and thought you guys might want to know what it was like. When I watch it again, I will give a more in depth review.

#7 of 650 Marvin Richardson

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Posted August 04 2003 - 04:13 AM

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breaking the distribution agreement, both of which are illegal
Breaking the distribution agreement is illegal?

#8 of 650 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted August 04 2003 - 04:20 AM

B&M stores aren't allowed to stock titles on their shelves before the release date. It's possible that an online store could ship you a DVD when it's available to them, and that it gets there before the B&Ms can sell it, but that's allowed.
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#9 of 650 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted August 04 2003 - 04:39 AM

How long is the Return of the King preview? Is there a trailer for the Return of the King on the DVD?

#10 of 650 Gregory E

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:19 AM

Yeah Ryan, don't let Jesse's comments bother you. Give us some more details about the DVD and the extras.

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:22 AM

ANYWAY, how is the friggin DVD?

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#12 of 650 Jeremy Allin

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Posted August 04 2003 - 05:54 AM

I'd imagine we'll have to wait about 3 hours from the time of his last post to hear the results. Posted Image

#13 of 650 Brent M

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:25 AM

Looking forward to the more in-depth review. Can you comment on the PQ and how it looks compared to FOTR?
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#14 of 650 Joel C

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Posted August 04 2003 - 06:34 AM

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B&M stores aren't allowed to stock titles on their shelves before the release date.


I don't think it is "illegal." I think it is frowned upon by the studios, and if they find out, they can cut off that retailer from receiving product early, but it *certainly* isn't against any law. Even the whole Harry Potter embargo wasn't a law (unless someone tried to print something). The only penalty was that you'd get no Harry Potter books in the future.
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#15 of 650 Chris Farmer

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Posted August 04 2003 - 08:03 AM

I agree, I don't think it's illegal. Witness Blockbuster's nationwide release of Signs several days early as a punitive reaction to being sued by Disney.

#16 of 650 Nick Sievers

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Posted August 04 2003 - 08:20 AM

I've watched the Academy Screener a few times, I loved the sound of the Deeping wall exploding as well. But my favorite sound scene is when Saruman and Wormtongue are on the balcony over looking the army. Amazing.

Can't wait to own the disc, is the sound over-cooked like the FotR Theatrical Cut DVD?
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#17 of 650 Dave H

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Posted August 04 2003 - 09:04 AM

Are academy screeners the same quality as the "official" release? I too watched the screener and I thought the picture looked a bit washed out. Maybe this is the intended look for Two Towers. The audio was outstanding though.

#18 of 650 Ryan Peddle

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Posted August 04 2003 - 09:21 AM

Ok....I haven't watched it a second time but I can comment on a few things. The sound as I said earlier is out-frikkin-standing. From the opening battle between Gandolf and the Balrog, to the battle of Hells Deep, to the sound anytime your were with Tree Men (forget name).

The picture quality is on par with anything I have seen. More more of this film takes place in darker scenes, shadowy and gloomy, but there is no artifacting or "fog" anywhere.

The preview of The Return of the King is similar to that of the Two Towers on the first Fellowship dvd. It is a trailer/interview/making of featurette in a sense. It lasts about 10 minutes, but given what I saw, TROTK is going to be the jewel of this series.

Overall, I still think Fellowship is a better film that the TT, due to the emotional aspect being less apparent in TT. But the demo material alone on TT is worth the purchase.

More to come.

#19 of 650 Lee-M

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Posted August 04 2003 - 09:52 AM

"Hell's Deep?"

Try "Helm's Deep." You stand less chance of vitriolic retribution from someone who has read the book, or at least derived the correct name from a careful viewing of the film...

#20 of 650 cafink

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Posted August 04 2003 - 10:09 AM

o no he hit the l key instead of m wot do we do now
 

 






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