Are there further LOTR special editions planned?

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  1. John Simon

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    I bought the theatrical version of Fellowship of the Ring when it came out, and I'm now debating whether to buy the Theatrical version or the expanded version of Two Towers. But I'd first like to know if anyone's aware of a planned re-release of the DVDS following Return of the King next year. I can't imagine what else they could include, but I thought it worth asking since I'll hold off on the EE if I know thee will be an even better edition in the works.
     
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    New Line have said the EE's are a definitive release in terms of extras and overall quality and they wouldn't burn fans by re-releasing them over and over. If they ever re-release them on DVD I don't think they will replicate the extras. If I were you I would buy the current releases.
     
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    The only thing they may do is put all 3 extended Boxes in one big set once RoTK comes out in Extended Edition.

    They may do the same for the Theatrical Version too.

    But it would most likely not have anything new with it, just a set for those who say they will" wait and buy the "big" set once they are all out" [​IMG]

    -Owl
     
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    I doubt they're going to re-release these anytime soon.

    About a year ago Ian Mckellen hinted on his official website about a follow-up DVD containing more extras like the blooper reels. He said he was lobbying to get the French & Saunders Lord of the Rings episode included on it.

    Gregory
     
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    New Line has been pretty good about keeping fans in the loop. Other than the EE, I don't think we will see a "new" release until HD-DVD. Unless of course Jackson ever edits it all together as one film as he has suggested before. Even then, I'm sure he is ready for a nice long break from all things related to LOTR.

    I'd say you are safe with the EE.
     
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    As others have said, I think there are no other editions planned at this time... Why would there, the Extended Editions completely obliterate every other DVD release these days anyway... [​IMG]
     
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    Geez, can you imagine sitting through all three extended editions in one sitting next year? Talk about an endurance test...but I'll probably do it. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the idea is, Three Book, Three DVDs.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the LOTR Extreme Double Secret Tricked Out Edition....
     
  12. John Simon

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    Yeah, I actually bought the EE for a relative last year. I meant to say that I prefered to only purchase the theatrical version of Fellowship because I was not that impressed with the first chapter. But I thoroughly enjoyed TT, leading to my debate over which version to buy now.
     
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    I don't think we have to worry about a "super duper extended edition" of all three movies in the current DVD format. However, I just re-watched my FOTR EE with the director's commentary, and PJ does remark about wanting to re-do Gollum in FOTR EE to make him look more like the Gollum in TTT and ROTK. I wouldn't be surprised to see this change when the movies hit HD-DVD.
     
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