We'd never read the books. We didn't see the movie in theaters. We decided to get the 2-disk version now, and if we really like it, get the 4-disk version later. We sat down to watch the movie. Winner. We were all ready for more LOTR and suddenly realized this was a New Line disc, so half the family wouldn't be able to enjoy the special features due to no closed captions (or English subtitles). The eyes half-glaze for half the viewing audience as we navigate to the special features. [C]BUT WAIT![/C] Closed Captions appear. Hey everybody, come back! I quickly look to verify this is a New Line release. Well, it is, but it's not the infernal InfiniFilm type. In fact, I don't even see "Platinum Edition" on here. What I do see is every single extra on the disc close captioned. New Line, you have no idea how much this meant to my family and friends. I'd have to be a poet to express it. I know this likely isn't a new policy for all discs, but at least as far as this one is concerned, I was glad to give you my money. Assuming the 4-D/5-D versions will be the same, it now becomes a no-brainer that you'll get my money for that too. I know some folks will miss the English Subtitles on the extras (there are only Closed Captions), but at least in my case, CC's are plenty good.