There are fans like myself who want both the theatrical cut and expanded cut, and it's especially good that the extras on the 2 disc release will not be on the four disc version later in the year. Even better incentive to own both.Fantastic! I did not know this Dan, I haven't been keeping up with the details, I just know what I want to buy ;P. Here's hoping after all three films come out, PJ goes back and re-edits them together, to make a 9+ hour 6-10 disc Apocalypse edition.
I love the fact the 2 disc release in August has a preview for the November extended cut version.On the physical packaging, or in the special features of the disc? If as a special feature, I find that to be really bad form... It's almost like telling the customer, "This is what you SHOULD have bought"
If like a sticker on the box, that's a really good idea for informing people so they can make an informed decision.
4 disc only for me.
We're getting a lot of e-mails from readers asking if the special features set to be included on the theatrical edition of The Fellowship of the Ring (due on 8/6) will be repeated on the special extended version (following on 11/12). The answer is no. The documentaries and web featurettes are being included on the theatrical edition because a lot of fans have requested them. But since the special extended version includes an entirely new cut of the film, everything that will be included on that later edition is being custom created specifically for that release, for a more adult audience and to go MUCH deeper into the making of the film trilogy than what was seen in any of the TV specials. The idea is that most DVD consumers will be satisfied with the theatrical edition, while more sophisticated fans will wait for the extended edition. The most diehard fans will probably want both, as they perfectly complement each other but do not overlap.