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Patton is the poster child for DNR abuse, but I still bought it. I have probably watched it 5 or 6 times since then. Why? It's a fantastic film for one. Two, despite the fact that it doesn't look nearly as good as it deserves to look, watching it will not make your eyes burn out of your skull, rot your teeth, or give you cancer. It can be pleasant to watch, actually.
To anyone who refuses to buy LOTR because of these screenshots. more power to you. I see exactly what you're referring to in these comparisons, but to say that the Blu-ray shots looks like garbage or crap, well that simply isn't true. Inferior to the HDTV broadcast shots? For the most part, definitely. But, IMHO, to say that the Blu-ray shots look like crap is like saying the HDTV versions are like 90% and the Blu-rays are like 10%. That's not what I'm seeing here.
I am buying LOTR. When the extended versions are released I will buy those and sell these. Hopefully, the video situation will be improved. For all those who don't buy this release based on these screen shots, I totally respect your decision. Please respect mine.