Return Of The King Dvd

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  1. Anthony Neilson

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    www.superherohype.com reports that a licensee for the LOTR films has said that the ROTK DVD will be out in May 2004 (presumably the single disc edition).
     
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    Not to doubt you, or the source, but I remember the same early reports last year for TTT saying it would be out in an earlier time frame than FOTR, but it panned out to be released in the same pattern as the first film. I honestly can't see New Line deviating from a proven success formula.
     
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    Since there won't be a theatrical release to tie into, there actually might be reasons why the DVD release schedule of RotK could be different from FotR and TTT. I'm not saying this means that they actually WILL change the release schedule, just that the factors that influence a decision like this will be somewhat different.
     
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    isnt there going to be a trilogy dvd set coming out tho?
     
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    I'm guessing the ROTK box will be blue, since the packaging for the ROTK toys are blue as well. The FOTR and TTT toy boxes are green and red, respectively the same as the DVDs.
     
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    I've heard rumors of a box set with MORE footage added back in.

    While I really love the movies, a line needs to be drawn somewhere.
     
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    I buy the regular and extended editions of each film. The only way I would buy another set of them...

    ...as it's been hinted at before (maybe wishful thinking?) that Peter Jackson may go back and do an ultimate cut of the film, where they're all edited together as a (VERY) long epic...

    ...I would buy that as long as the special features weren't just dupes from the previous releases.
     
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    The 12-hour version - Yipes!
    Cheers,
    Grant
     
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    It has been said recently by New Line that there are currently no plans for some type of "uber-edition" release after the EE for ROTK. (I don't think this excludes packaging all three EE's together.)

    They did not say that they will never revisit the film on home video again. Of course they will at some point. PJ has commented on changing the Gollum in FOTR to match the CG they used in TTT if they do another version in the future, like a new cut(s) for HD-DVD.
     
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    Yes, I think all of us have learned there is no such thing of any "ultimate edition" DVD of any movie.
     
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    Yes, ok - you know what I meant. [​IMG]
     
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    The schedule for the final film might altered since the series will be completed and Wingnut won't be working on the "next" LOTR film. Like, how after FOTR was released, they still putting together TTT, and when TTT was released, they were still putting together ROTK.

    It's also likely they were spacing out the home video releases in order to better tie in with the theatrical releases of the next film.

    If PJ decides to revisit his LOTR films, I suspect it would probably be a while before it happens, anyway.

    And I don't see any problems with Gollum in FOTR. We barely even see him, so I don't think it should be a problem.
     
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    Man, he got to do King Kong for 2005, no time to tingle with ROTK.
     
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    May it be? :b
     
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    Isn't it amazing that we can start a thread on a DVD of a Movie [rant]that hasn't even been released theatrically yet![/rant]

    I love this hobby!

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