LOTR 4 disc specs anyone ?

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  1. Alex-C

    Alex-C Screenwriter

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    I checked Digital Bits and DVDFILE.com but came up empty.

    Are these specs posted anywhere yet ? Or is still just a rumor ?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The pictures of the packaging are up, it's coming in November. I don't expect full specs until September, or late August

    What is known now

    Movie split over 2 discs for max bitrate

    30 minutes of additional scenes

    Dolby Digital and DTS(DTS still tentative but likely)

    Anamorphic widescreen

    3 commentaries

    Book-like packaging (initial press only)

    Optional 5 disc set with the National Geographic disc and bookends of the kings statues
     
  3. John_Berger

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  4. Kami

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    It's 3.5 hours long.
    Let's also look at the possible audio tracks
    DD5.1: 448Kbps - 705MB
    DD2.0: 192Kbps - 302MB
    Commentary Track 1 - 302MB
    Commentary Track 2 - 302MB
    There is 1.6GB of space there for audio.
    Now if the other "rumors" are true (DTS track plus a third commentary track), we add on an additonal 1.5GB for a total of 3.1GB for audio.
    This leaves less than 6GB (or 7.4GB if there is no DTS) for 3.5 hours of video! An average video bitrate of 3.9Mbps. Not enough in my opinion! [​IMG] Also I left out any space menu's, cast/crew bios, and other misc. stuff might take up.
    As for DVD-18, that's an annoyance to me. I want some nice disc art please [​IMG]
    *edited for a math error
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    DVD-18 would be a flipper, so it's the same thing

    DVD-18 has a high defect rate, and everyone except MGM seems to be phasing it out

    If you want the movie in 1 disc, buy the theatrical cut in August
     
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    Question. The 4 disk is supposedly in the "leather" book. The 5 disk version has this same leather book inside a bigger package with the two statues, where is the NG 5th disk?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kami

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    I'm guessing it's tucked away in the box somewhere in its original packaging (snapper case), or maybe a sleeve?

    Just throwin out guesses.
     
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    Jason,
    The DTS version of Dances with Wolves is FULL bit rate.. HUGE difference.
     
  10. Eric F

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    If it's going to be a DTS 96/24 disc it most definately need at least two discs.

    That could be why.
     
  11. John_Berger

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  12. Randy B A

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    A two disc movie is preferred over a flipper for those that have 5 disc(or more) changers. that way we can still have artwork on the disc and do not have to read that small print on the inner ring of a flipper.

    Also we don't have to get up to flip or change the disc.
     
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  14. Alex-C

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    anyone got a link for the artwork being considered for this package (a larger version than is posted in this thread).

    I want to show some buddies who dont know about this version and are pre-ordering the Theatrical version.
     
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