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Full Review Of LOTR:FOTR Extended Edition Up At DVD File


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#1 of 20 Tino

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Posted October 14 2002 - 09:37 PM

The full review of the extended edition of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring is up now at www.dvdfile.com and it sounds spectacular.

The review is extremely comprehensive and covers pretty much everything included in this mega set.

P.S. The review does mistakenly list James Horner as the film's composer when it was in fact Howard Shore who composed the films Oscar winning score.

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#2 of 20 Dharmesh C

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Posted October 14 2002 - 09:59 PM

6 hour doc? Bloody hell...
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#3 of 20 Scott DeToffol

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Posted October 14 2002 - 10:29 PM

Wow, wow, wow, wow.

Wow.

I feel for the poor Joe Six Packs who bought the regular release with no idea that this amazing DVD was coming. Everybody who knows I'm into home theater asks me if I have LOTR yet. I always explain that this SE is coming and they look at me weird and typically say "crap, I didn't know that. I just bought it."

Well, this DVD set looks to be a movie lover's dream, and a LOTR lover's heaven!

Thank you Peter Jackson. Thank you New Line!

#4 of 20 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted October 14 2002 - 10:37 PM

Composer James Horner? Please tell me he was just reusing a template or something...

#5 of 20 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 14 2002 - 10:51 PM

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The review does mistakenly list James Horner -


STOP THERE. The very thought.... Fetch me a fu**ing sick bucket! Posted Image

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#6 of 20 Adam Tyner

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Posted October 14 2002 - 11:41 PM

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The review does mistakenly list James Horner -
It seems somewhat rushed and definitely wasn't proofread. I only skimmed the review, but there are several obvious grammatical errors in the 'Video' section alone.

#7 of 20 Aaryn Chan

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Posted October 14 2002 - 11:50 PM

When Disc One ends (right after Pippin's gag line "Right.. Where are we going?" at the end of the Council of Elrond), the screen cuts to black and text fades in: "The Story Continues on Disc Two". Then, when you start Disc Two, a black screen comes up with the following text selections: "Continue Film," "Continue Commentaries," "Set-up and Options".


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Its funny that DVDFile doesn't see any video improvements while DigitalBits saw alot.

DB review: http://www.thedigita....hip4disca.html

#8 of 20 Gruson

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Posted October 14 2002 - 11:55 PM

Composer James Horner composed a few new cues just for this release of the film, and the additional sound effects are adroitly integrated.....

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#9 of 20 Bernhard

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Posted October 15 2002 - 12:42 AM

WHOAAAAAAAA!
I didn't realize that those docs on disc 3 and 4 are actually two BIG documentaries which contain chapter stops... COOL!

Man, where is that time machine when you realls need one...
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#10 of 20 Brian Kidd

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Posted October 15 2002 - 01:04 AM

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

*SPLOOSH!!!*

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#11 of 20 Sean Moon

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Posted October 15 2002 - 02:32 AM

What oscars for sound did this win, like mentioned in the review. I think it got sound design, but Black Hawk Down got the best sound oscar.
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#12 of 20 Neil Joseph

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Posted October 15 2002 - 02:54 AM

All of those hours and hours of extras but no trailers. Strange move but great DVD set.
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#13 of 20 Sean Moon

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Posted October 15 2002 - 03:01 AM

Trailers were on the original release, and they said that NO features were repeated, so this comes as no surprise to me. I am not mad, since I have the 2 discer and will get the 4 disc.
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#14 of 20 Dave H

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Posted October 15 2002 - 03:57 AM

Yeah, funny how some see video improvements and some don't.
I guess it depends on the person's equip. and critical eyesight.

#15 of 20 MichaelG

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Posted October 15 2002 - 04:45 AM

I still haven't seen an answer to this ...

Does anyone know if one or both discs automatically starts playing the movie when inserted? I really hope that the second disc does this, it's not so important that the first disc does this though. However, since there is nothing else on them I seriously hope that they just auto-play.
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#16 of 20 Dan Brecher

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Posted October 15 2002 - 04:51 AM

Michael, according to Bill Hunt disc 2 strikes up with an immediate menu allowing you to select to continue your audio options (DD, DTS...etc) and audio commentaries.

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#17 of 20 Craig S

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Posted October 15 2002 - 04:54 AM

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What oscars for sound did this win, like mentioned in the review.
The only sound-related Oscar FotR won was for Howard Shore's score. It was nominated for Best Sound, which as you pointed out Black Hawk Down won. It was NOT nominated for the other sound Oscar, Sound Effects Editing. There were only two nominees for that one - Pearl Harbor (which won) and Monsters, Inc..

My impression of the DVD File review is that Peter B. was rushing to get it posted before any other site. There's quite a number of little gaffes. Hopefully after he gets some sleep Posted Image he'll have a chance to get it proofread and fixed.

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#18 of 20 Malcolm R

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Posted October 15 2002 - 06:14 AM

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Trailers were on the original release, and they said that NO features were repeated.

This point also seems to be lost on Peter, as he's also looking for the Enya video and the preview of "The Two Towers" and expressing disappointment at not finding them.

Then again, he admits he hasn't paid a whole lot of attention to this film beyond a technical review of the discs themselves.

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#19 of 20 Ray H

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:04 AM

Wow. Last week, it was SW, this week, it's LOTR!!!!!!
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#20 of 20 Dominik Droscher

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Posted October 15 2002 - 07:36 AM

Want. This. Now!

Oh my god, I don't think I can handle waiting any longer ...



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