LOTR: One Disc or Spread over Two?

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  1. ChrisLee

    ChrisLee Stunt Coordinator

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    Among this I hate the most is when a movie is spread over two disc when it can fit one. So with the whole quality vs. quantity argument, who wants to see Fellowship come out with a bare movie, DD, and extras on a seperate disc or Fellowhship spread over two disc to ensure DTS, Commentaries, etc?

    My vote would be one disc rather then spread.
     
  2. Inspector Hammer!

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    As I stated in my thread in the 'S&M Feedback' area, I want whatever will produce the best dvd image possible. If they can do that with one disc, fine, if they must spread it over two discs, fine, but make this transfer sing!
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    This issue really isn't a big deal to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jon_B

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    I would like it to be like Saving Private Ryan DTS version.
     
  5. Artur Meinild

    Artur Meinild Screenwriter

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    I would *love* a Peter Jackson running commentary + DTS, hence I wouldn't mind if it was spread across two discs...
    To say I'd "prefer" 2 discs would be an overstatement though... [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't matter too much to me. I want a pristine transfer and DD/DTS soundtracks; all else is nice but not necessary for me to buy the DVD.
     
  7. Alex Spindler

    Alex Spindler Producer

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    Assuming that DTS would be the only reason to need more than one disc, I would opt for a DD 1 disc presentation as long as the transfer doesn't suffer. SHould be feasible, even with a commentary.

    So, 1 Disc.
     
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    I'm thinking along the same line as Alex. One disc if at all possible, while preserving the best visual presentation with top-notch DD audio. A PJ/cast commentary would be great, and preferable to DTS if space limits one or the other. (for that matter, I don't give a crap about DTS as long as the DD track is great) If there isn't room for the commentary on one disc, but there is for the movie, then the commentary can wait for the "ultimate collector's edition box set" after all three movies have been released. As someone mentioned in another thread, a second disk of supplements could include a bunch of clips with PJ/cast commentary, but not an actual running commentary with the movie, and still contain a great deal of interesting info.
     
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    One disk for this title.
     
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    Definitely 1 disc DD 5.1 + maybe commentary. If DTS takes up too much space: no DTS, please.
     
  11. Jim_K

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    Um even if its barebones, this film clocks in at 2 hours 58 min so why would anyone insist that it be crammed onto 1 disc? If they feel the need to spread it over 2 discs to give the best quality presentation then I'm all for it. I wouldn't want the quality to suffer just so I don't have to change the disc.
    Maybe they should have two releases:
    LAZYBOY 1 Disc EDITION [​IMG]
    INFINIFILM 3 disc EDITION - movie spread over 2 discs & 1 disc for extra's. [​IMG]
     
  12. Steve Christou

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    If they thpread the flim over two dithcth I will be verily pithed off and I will refuth to purchath the dvd and inthtead buy the pan & thcan video verthon, thhhpttt!!!!

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    I need to go to the bathroom sometime, so I could care less. I want a commentary though.
     
  14. Jim_C

    Jim_C Cinematographer

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    One disk with no extras to maximize quality.

    I'll happily buy a second 'ultimate' edition with tons of extras and a movie that takes two disks.

    I also hope for a theatrical version release in addition to any directors cut. I want the film that I just saw. I'll buy both a theatrical version and a directors cut.
     
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    I like my movies on one disc ---- ONE SIDE OF THE DISC [​IMG]
    If they want to put the extras on side two or on a seperate disc (preferred) that's fine but put the movie on one side of one disc (exceptions are fullscreen/widescreen or DD5.1/DTS --- if they put FS on one side and WS on the other (same goes for DD5,1/DTS))
     
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    I have no problems with Lawrence of Arabia on two disks. So if I can get the best transfer and it turns out to be two disks, then so be it. I have a 3-disk changer so it's a moot point for me.
     

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