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HTF REVIEW: "Lord Of The Rings Extended Edition" (with screenshots)



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#21 of 463 Brian W.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 02:48 PM

The best, most complete review out there, Ron. Thanks! I'm peeing myself waiting for this.

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Posted October 17 2002 - 12:07 PM

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The first DVD was recorded waaay to hot.

Can someone tell me what that means? Does that mean too loud? Thanks.

#23 of 463 Brian W.

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Posted October 17 2002 - 04:12 PM

So, Ron or Bill Hunt, what is the actual running time of the movie without credits? I'm trying to figure out if that 208 minutes includes the credits (since the credits are extended by the fan club list).

In other words, at what time code does "Directed by Peter Jackson" fade in?

#24 of 463 Jaxon's Dad

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Posted October 17 2002 - 02:04 AM

"One box to rule them all,
One special 5-disc Box Set;
One box to break the bank,
For fanboys this box must get!"

So looking forward to having the neighbors call the cops on me because my HT will be disturbing the peace.

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Posted October 17 2002 - 02:44 AM

I bet they'll be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar three years in a row.
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#26 of 463 George Cifrancis

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Posted October 17 2002 - 01:03 PM

Ronald Epstein said...

"You guys must not have been looking carefully
enough cause there are a few minor mistakes in the
review that I have corrected this morning. Steve
Simon got an email to me this morning and pointed
out a few errors -- all having to do with location
names (Mordor should have been Mines of Mordor)."


Actually Ron you still have 2 errors in the review. There are 2 places that say "mines of Mordor". That should actually read "mines of Moria".

Here are the 2 sections that need corrected...

"- Inside the mines of Mordor , against a steep
cliff, Gandalf points his way down the chasms as
he shows his companions the true wealth of Moria."

and

"- A newly found passage into the great hall of
the mines of Mordor."

Just change Mordor to Moria and your good to go.

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#27 of 463 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted October 16 2002 - 10:44 AM

Posted Image Great work, Ron. Can't wait to get this one for myself.
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#28 of 463 Randy Korstick

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Posted October 17 2002 - 03:24 AM

Ron
Let me add another great review. This is the best review I have seen online. Not only will this be the DVD of the year, it is going to be the crown jewel in my collection. Can't wait to get this.
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#29 of 463 Craig S

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:37 PM

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Dose anyone know for sure what the difference in these set are?
Joe, the Gift Set includes the 4-disc set exactly as Ron described. In addition, it contains a 5th DVD which is an
expanded version of the National Geographic special on LotR, some LotR trading cards, and (coolest of all) a pair of Argonath bookends (the Argonath being the huge statues the Fellowship passes on their trip down the river).

There's much discussion in several earlier threads. Here's one with pictures:

http://www.hometheat....threadid=74485

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:40 PM

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is new line offering a rebate for those who buy both sets like disney did with pearl harbor?
My copy of the 2-disc set came with a rebate coupon I can use to get $5 back with the 4-disc set, or $10 back with the gift set. Look in the coupon book packaged inside the DVD.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 03:49 PM

Ron - amazing review. An absolutely heroic effort. Your fingers must be worn to the bone after all that typing. Go have a beer! Posted Image Posted Image

Oh yeah - you didn't happen to watch the 15 minutes of fan club credits at the end, did you? Posted Image I wonder how many HTF names are in there??

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#32 of 463 Frank Anderson

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Posted October 16 2002 - 09:32 PM

Excellent review Ron. It must have taken you two days to do this one.


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#33 of 463 Joshua Moran

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Posted October 17 2002 - 04:42 AM

I am at a loss for words. Thanks Ron for a great and detailed review.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 02:43 PM

Thanks for all the care you put into this Review Ron, I myself am purchasing the 5-disc Gift Set. This is the most exciting DVD package ever.
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Posted October 16 2002 - 11:52 PM

Simon,
I think it would be safe to assume the R1 will have the burnt in subtitles. The 2 disc version did, and yes the player generated subs look like crap.
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Posted October 16 2002 - 02:46 PM

Thanks Ron.
I can't wait for this title. I had to skip some of your review, Has i haven't seen the movie yet. I put off buying the first version for this one. So im probably the last person on Middle earth to have seen it.
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Posted October 16 2002 - 10:59 AM

Holy Sheet Ron, great review. WOW! I cannot wait. This and Clones less than a month away.

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Posted October 16 2002 - 06:35 PM

Ron,

How does this transfer compare to the original release?

#39 of 463 Michael Dueppen

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Posted October 17 2002 - 09:55 PM

Awesome review, Ron.
This is the best review of the set on the net at the moment. I absolutely positively cannot wait anymore. I will pop in the two disc set right now and watch it again to tide me over. God, I love this movie and I'm prepared to love it even more once I have the extendet cut.
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Posted October 17 2002 - 01:19 AM

Wow, excellent review Ron. Posted Image I feel better after having pulled the trigger on both the 2 disc and 4 disc sets.
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