Originally Posted by Robert Harris
I'm not going to be able to find the time to view all of these.
That said, if someone would care to give me timecodes from previous releases, I'd be happy to give things a quick look.
As far as the same footage being used in multiple films for flashbacks, since I don't know the filmmakers, I'm unable to say that
they didn't want things a certain way. Or it could be an error. Not an expert on these films. Far too new.
So far I'm very pleased.
Please take a closer look at the scene when Gandalf first arrives at Bilbo Baggins' front door in Fellowship of the Ring. During one closeup of Gandalf's face, the clouds have disappeared and it's nothing but blue sky behind him. On the EE Blu-ray, is the sky behind him a realistic shade of blue? Does his robe and beard appear to have an excessive green tint?
The screen caps that have been circulating for the last couple of days show (what most are agreeing is) too much of a green or cyan tint to the entire image, particularly during any scenes in the shire.
This video of the scene in question supposedly shows the comparison of the theatrical edition Blu-ray to the extended edition Blu-ray:
Supposedly, the green or cyan tint is something that Jackson approved. If the EE Blu-ray looks like the left side of that video, I find it very very hard to believe that Jackson gave it the OK.