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Old 01-14-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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i found this link released today that the Extended Editions will be released this year of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu Ray...

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2011...y-coming-soon/

I bought the theatrical blu rays of LOTR the day they came out, but when i found out how great the EE's were i sold my theatricals on blu ray & bought the regular DVD's of the EE's. So now that these are my favorite movies, I am really looking forward to getting the EE's on Blu ray!!!
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I own the theatrical editions on Blu-ray and the extended editions on DVD and will just live with those. It is good news those are being released this soon, I know most fans prefer the longer versions.
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I own the theatrical editions on Blu-ray and the extended editions on DVD and will just live with those. It is good news those are being released this soon, I know most fans prefer the longer versions.
I had never seen those movies in my life until TBS HD did a 3 night marathon back in March to promote the Blu Ray release. So i watched them & I was hooked. Bought the Blu Rays that Tuesday & watched them thru a couple more times & then started reading they had extended editions.
I didnt think alot about it until I went to youtube & seen Saruman's death wich is cut out of the theatrical versions. I thought if they cut something like that, wich I thought was very important to the story, then I need to get them. So I sold my Blu Rays & got the EE's & will never watch anything but the EE's again as long as I have a choice. I have seen the EE's all the way thru about 10 times now & started reading the books last month, so i am an official LOTR addict...lol

Even though I am eager to get the EE's on Blu Ray I must say the ones I have look great. I don't know if it's the DVD or that my BD player up-converts regular dvd's to HD if possible. But if they have some outrageous price tag then I will pass.
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I would expect the trilogy EE to be priced fairly, it will be intended for the mass market, not a niche release. I have spent enough money on these movies and can't see the price being low enough for me to buy it.

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I had never seen those movies in my life until TBS HD did a 3 night marathon back in March to promote the Blu Ray release. So i watched them & I was hooked. Bought the Blu Rays that Tuesday & watched them thru a couple more times & then started reading they had extended editions.
I didnt think alot about it until I went to youtube & seen Saruman's death wich is cut out of the theatrical versions. I thought if they cut something like that, wich I thought was very important to the story, then I need to get them. So I sold my Blu Rays & got the EE's & will never watch anything but the EE's again as long as I have a choice. I have seen the EE's all the way thru about 10 times now & started reading the books last month, so i am an official LOTR addict...lol

Even though I am eager to get the EE's on Blu Ray I must say the ones I have look great. I don't know if it's the DVD or that my BD player up-converts regular dvd's to HD if possible. But if they have some outrageous price tag then I will pass.
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Does this make any sense to you guys? Read this quote from the list provided in the 1st post.

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The good: Expect the extended-edition version of all three LOTR films in 2011. Warner will attempt to do these in (obviously) extremely high quality transfers that will fix minor items here and there and still likely put one movie on two discs rather than cram data to one disc and let quality suffer.
I don't see why they can't release these movies on one BD disk and still keep the PQ ultra high. I mean they are over 3 hrs long, but the thought of getting up to put disc 1 of 2 in the player just seems unusual.

Anyway more washroom breaks I guess
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I don't see why they can't release these movies on one BD disk and still keep the PQ ultra high. I mean they are over 3 hrs long, but the thought of getting up to put disc 1 of 2 in the player just seems unusual.

Anyway more washroom breaks I guess
Paramount is doing that with the 10 Commandments which is a 220 minute movie.
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I don't see why they can't release these movies on one BD disk and still keep the PQ ultra high. I mean they are over 3 hrs long, but the thought of getting up to put disc 1 of 2 in the player just seems unusual.

Anyway more washroom breaks I guess
I can't remember, were the DVD's on multiple disks for the EE versions??
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Does this make any sense to you guys? Read this quote from the list provided in the 1st post.

I don't see why they can't release these movies on one BD disk and still keep the PQ ultra high. I mean they are over 3 hrs long, but the thought of getting up to put disc 1 of 2 in the player just seems unusual.

Anyway more washroom breaks I guess
I agree they should be able to put them on one disk as I am not crazy about having to get up & flip the dvd's for the EE's now & was hoping that would change.

run time on the 3 movies are...
Fellowship of the Ring - 208 minutes
The Two Towers - 223 minutes
Return of the King - 251 minutes
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I can't remember, were the DVD's on multiple disks for the EE versions??
no, you gotta flip them over to the other side.
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no, you gotta flip them over to the other side.
The EE set on DVD does not contain flippers. Each movie contains 4 discs for a total of 12 discs: 2 for each movie and 2 for supplements.
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The EE DVDs I have look fine, besides I could never stay awake until the end on these movies, so obviously I'll be taking a pass.
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I agree they should be able to put them on one disk as I am not crazy about having to get up & flip the dvd's for the EE's now & was hoping that would change.

run time on the 3 movies are...
Fellowship of the Ring - 208 minutes
The Two Towers - 223 minutes
Return of the King - 251 minutes
You would think they fit just fine on one disc without flipping over. They would have fit on HD DVD without any perceptible loss in PQ.
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wth I wont be buying these if its two discs.
Kingdom of Heaven looked good at 195 minutes, and that was in MPEG-2.
If space truly is a limitation for extra commentaries, pip, and language tracks then get BD live off its ass and stream/download some of this stuff.

I remember way back when people use to argue that HDDVD was enough for LotR, now it looks like BD wont even be enough.

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The EE set on DVD does not contain flippers. Each movie contains 4 discs for a total of 12 discs: 2 for each movie and 2 for supplements.
The EE set that I own has to be flipped....mine has 6 total discs, 3 with the movie on 2 sides & 3 discs with extras...2 in each case

mine also contains the Theatricals on the same disc with the EE...you have to flip for the theatrical version also
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Yeah 2 disks per film sounds a bit suss.
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