Any word on a fixed version of "The Hobbit" DVD?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by cafink, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. cafink

    cafink Producer

    Apr 19, 1999
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    Carl Fink
    While I'm not a huge fan of Tolkien's Middle-Earth saga, I did very much enjoy the animated version of "The Hobbit."

    "The Hobbit" was released on DVD by Warner Bros. A little over a year ago. It was a decent disc in most respects, but it had one HUGE flaw with the soundtrack. For some reason — and I can't fathom how this could possibly have happened — most of the sound effects are simply missing. All the music and dialogue are there, but no sound effects.

    The issue has been brought up on this forum before, but as far as I know, nothing has come of it. As popular as "The Lord of the Rings" is right now (thanks to Jackson's hit movie trilogy"), I think it would behoove Warner to fix the disc and repromote it. Whatever they choose to do, this currently-available disc is seriously flawed and SOMETHING needs to be done.

    I bought the disc in spite of the problem, but I haven't even opened it yet. I just can't bring myself to watch it this way; it really ruins the experience for me. I was also going to purchase "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Return of the Kind" to complete my animated Tolkien collection on DVD, but I haven't even bothered. It just doesn't seem worth it to me without a watchable version of "The Hobbit."

    I know there are other fans of this fine television production here at the Home Theater Forum. Is there anything we can do to get a proper release of "The Hobbit" on DVD?
  2. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

    Feb 24, 1999
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    I'd love a fixed version too. I noticed the missing sound effects the first time I popped it in to watch...sounded nothing like the double-LP set I own which should be a 100% identical soundtrack!

    What I'd *really* love is for the LOTR guys to film a live-action version of the Hobbit before they trash all their New Zealand sets. Who's with me?

    dave [​IMG]
  3. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Oct 2, 2000
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    Peter Jackson has to make it first. [​IMG]

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