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  1. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    The National Geographic DVD on the making of Lord of the Rings was just released. Had this in my hands, $17.99 at BB instead of the $19.99 in the ad, untill I saw: full frame. I know this was a TV broadcast, so no problem there, just did not see it and wanted to know if the shots from the movie were at least letterboxed.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Brian W.

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    Yes, the scenes from the movie are letterboxed, though only at about 1.85. But there are quite a few of them, and they look beautiful.
     
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    Thanks Brian.

    Hated to take up a thread for this. But needed to know.

    Thanks for the post!
     
  4. David Lambert

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    Get this doc; it's wonderful!
    We put it in for 5 minutes to ensure it works, like we do for all newly bought DVD's. An hour later, when it was over... [​IMG]
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    Yeah I saw the same thing when standing in line at Costco yesterday: "Standard Format - preserves the original aspect ratio of the television broadcast" or something like. Talk about Orwellian doublespeak. I put it back. Maybe I'll pick it up next time I'm in Costco - $16.99 there.
     
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    Any reviews on this title?

    Is it worth picking up?
     
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    What are the chances of this being a part of the 3 disk SE for LotR?
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    Well the National Geo. LOTR special is on Warners, so moving it over to New Line shouldn't be much of a licensing issue. Interesting thought.
     
  9. Adam_WM

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    I would have to hope that it is not included on the LOTR disc for redundencies' sake.

    I have to be honest though, I have it, haven't watched it, and am rather disappointed that it is only 60 minutes.
     
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    Hello all..

    If anybody has a sams club membership, I picked up my copy for $8.99!!! Well worth it!

    R~
     
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