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A 17 minute Lord of the Rings Promo dvd coming Oct.10, with a catch....

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted October 04 2001 - 05:31 AM

This came from www.cinescape.com I wonder if they will sell it seperately later?:

DVD News
RINGS Promotional DVD
DVD Player comes with bonus LORD OF THE RINGS material.

Dateline: Wednesday, October 3, 2001

By: News Editor
Source: TheOneRing

Starting on October 10, the Official New Line Shop will beging selling an unusual licensing tie-in to the upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

The DVD player will be packaged in a box covered with RINGS promo art and pix. In addition, packed in with the player will be an exclusive 17-minute DVD "featuring behind the scenes footage about the making of THE LORD OF THE RINGS."

TheOneRing.net provided details of what the DVD contains. It's five chapters are as follows:

Chapter 1 - Middle-earth Down Under
Images of New Zealand and the film's sets.
Chapter 2- Imagining Middle-earth
Chapter 3 - Creating Middle-earth
Chapter 4 - Characters of Middle-earth
Chapter 5 - The One Ring

The current selling price on the item is $199.95.

Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted October 04 2001 - 06:30 AM

I myself am curious about this. I am certain all relevant parts of this DVD will appear on future DVD versions (coming in 2002 or maybe 2004), but onering.net did say it was a very enjoyable DVD. I am torn b/c I own too many players as it is, so I can't justify it that way. However, I was considering getting my parents a DVD player for X-Mas. Think they'd mind the tacky box missing the DVD Posted Image
There is always the ebay route, but I am cerain it'll run between $50-100. More thoughts to follow. Any other thoughts or recommendations??

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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Joshua Moran

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Posted October 04 2001 - 08:07 AM

I have this player on pre-order. Figured I needed another player anyway got tired of the PS2 in the bedroom. If anyone is interested I can post a review with some screen shots. Let me know.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   HenrikTull


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Posted October 04 2001 - 08:14 AM

Uhm..? Just wondering about something? Why not save your hard - earned cash and download it from a ftp - server or something? Seems pretty darn brutal to actually pay that much just to get a promo fluff piece that lasts 17 mins.

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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Owen Allaway

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Posted October 04 2001 - 12:14 PM

Is it a decent DVD player, though?

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Justin Lane

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Posted October 04 2001 - 12:35 PM


This topic was discussed here earlier. If you need a second player this seems like an alright deal. I am guessing the materials put out on this DVD will probabl be found on a future DVD release and probably just be promotional fluff.


#7 of 9 OFFLINE   SteveGon


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Posted October 04 2001 - 03:44 PM

There is always the ebay route, but I am cerain it'll run between $50-100.

Yep, my thoughts exactly! It's bilking time on eBay!

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted October 05 2001 - 01:18 AM

I have decided that my parents are getting a JVC DVD player for Christmas Posted Image

It is a decent player for them, and a nice disc for me.

And I get my fiancee to pay for half!!

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Rob Varto

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Posted October 05 2001 - 01:50 AM

What a sucker deal this is!! Why don't they just sell the stupid disc for $10 and donate the money to a good cause? Believe me, Im not into LOTR (but Im sure Ill see the movie based on hype alone) but I am a SW geek and there is still no way you can get me to make a major purchase for a 15 minute clip of a movie coming in two months!!
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