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Lord of the Rings 4k. Any News At all

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Douglas_H, Jul 17, 2019.

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  1. Ken Koc

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    I always watch the extended versions. If those versions not given 4K treatment, I'll definitely pass.
     
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    Robert Crawford

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    Same here, I would pass too. I might buy them on iTunes for the right price.

    I'll be seeing "The Two Towers" extended version tomorrow on a GDX screen with Dolby Atmos speakers at my local cinema.
     
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    I prefer the extended cut myself and have not watched the theatrical since the extended cuts came out. They come out with the extended cuts with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on 4K disc and I will buy them on day 1!

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    My recent viewing of "The Two Towers" at my local cinema reminded me that the second film in this trilogy is the best movie of the bunch. All three are terrific films and the third one won the Best Picture Oscar, but I think "The Two Towers" stands above the other two films.:)
     
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    The epic battle makes the film.
     
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    After finishing watching the trilogy on a big movie screen. These movies will have to be done right for 4K/UHD releases due to the FX and several soft sequences.
     
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    Yes, we have heard that a 4k release of all the films is coming in 2020!
     
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    Interesting to see how these will be released- theatrical, extended, both in one package, or separate releases.
     
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    Last month, I watched the extended versions of all three films in a movie theater. As I watched these movies again, I did wonder how they would look in 4K with some kind of HDR applied as there are several film sequences that are soft and would present some difficulties.
     
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    They may be able to do a new HDR grade, but the films themselves will always look soft - lots of effects work being complete at the dawn of the DI era, so they sort of are what they are.
     
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    Right, I know that which is why I stated my concerns.
     
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    WTH, I'll pre-order The Trilogy unless the extended versions aren't included which would be ridiculous, unthinkable for Peter Jackson.
    All you have to do is translate the site linked above.
    Interesting info.
     
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    So New Line movies get the 4K upgrade on itunes?
     
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    Personally I found my home theater to be superior to both the original & extended at The Cinerama.
    Perhaps the smaller screen helped.
    I saw the 1st Hobbit film in the high frame rate version.
    Hated it.
     
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    Are we talking about the Hobbit films or the LOTR films which is what I'm talking about? I never compared my recent viewings of the extended LOTR films at my local cinema to my own HT setup.
     

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