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post #121 of 5576 Old 02-15-2011, 07:16 PM
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Orig theatrical looks fabulous look forward to EE
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Nor here in the States, unless Gekkou's talking about the "Trilogy Tuesday" screenings of the extended cuts of fellowship and towers mere hours before the midnight opening of ROTK back on December 16th/17th, 2003 (which I didn't attend, I just remember hearing about it).

There was an intermission for at least one of them. Maybe most theaters didn't bother with it but I remember there being one when I went. Pearl Harbor had one too. And I'm in Massachusetts. Perhaps it was a decision made by the specific cinema I went to.

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I went to FotR twice, and TTT and RotK four times each, and there never was an intermission.
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There was an intermission for at least one of them. Maybe most theaters didn't bother with it but I remember there being one when I went. Pearl Harbor had one too. And I'm in Massachusetts. Perhaps it was a decision made by the specific cinema I went to.

It was probably just the theater. These films didn't have intermissions.
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Orig theatrical looks fabulous look forward to EE

OK, maybe I misunderstood...are you saying the Original Theatrical BD looks "fabulous?"
Or are you saying the original (back-in-the-day) releases to the multi-plexes were "fabulous?"

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OK, maybe I misunderstood...are you saying the Original Theatrical BD looks "fabulous?"
Or are you saying the original (back-in-the-day) releases to the multi-plexes were "fabulous?"

I think he's saying the theatrical BDs looked fabulous, and he's looking forward to more Edge Enhancement.
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I think he's saying the theatrical BDs looked fabulous, and he's looking forward to more Edge Enhancement.
That's the first thing that popped into my mind too when I saw "EE"!
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That's the first thing that popped into my mind too when I saw "EE"!

my bad, I was referring to Extended edition lol
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I think he's saying the theatrical BDs looked fabulous, and he's looking forward to more Edge Enhancement.

That's smart of him, since that EE was in the theatrical print. I saw it at the Cinnesphere Imax in Toronto in 2005. Looked nothing like the broadcast edition that some here claim is how the film is supposed to look. Looked exaclty like the BD's. That "clay face" Gandald has in Bagend? Yep, saw it at the theatre from the theatrical print.
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Oh well, guess I'll be sticking to my broadcast editions then which they somehow went over with the magical EE-removal filter prior to airing.
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Oh well, guess I'll be sticking to my broadcast editions then which they somehow went over with the magical EE-removal filter prior to airing.
Why the broadcast edition looks the way it does is a mystery. Maybe the noise or artificial grain or whatever it is covers up the EE, which is barely noticeable anyway on the Bluray. Or maybe it just doesn't show up that well in a resolution that's lower than film and more processed by having to travel through computers and miles of wires in the TV station? That's my guess.

Does anyone remember Gandalf's face looking like something out of a gritty Steven Spielberg movie in the theater? Because I certainly don't. The Bluray is more accurate than the broadcast version and won't get any more accurate.
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They had to send it through a series of tubes.
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Why the broadcast edition looks the way it does is a mystery. Maybe the noise or artificial grain or whatever it is covers up the EE, which is barely noticeable anyway on the Bluray. Or maybe it just doesn't show up that well in a resolution that's lower than film and more processed by having to travel through computers and miles of wires in the TV station? That's my guess.

Does anyone remember Gandalf's face looking like something out of a gritty Steven Spielberg movie in the theater? Because I certainly don't. The Bluray is more accurate than the broadcast version and won't get any more accurate.


It isn't a mystery.

The Broadcast version had MORE detail in certain scenes (facial and texture) the BD version did not have. It wasn't just a difference in levels of grain. It's as plain as day.

Only one thing that could've caused that.

Or, you could be right. Travelling through magical TV tubes and wires suddenly inserted more facial and texture detail onto the faces and clothes of the actors, because that makes the most sense.
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Yeah, there's no denying that DNR was applied to the scenes in Bag End. The close-up of Gandalf's face Xylon posted is particularly atrocious, it looks so much better on the broadcast. Personally, I suspect the watercolor waxworks was the fault of New Line because I've never seen a job that bad from WB.
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Hope this isn't old news but I just received an email from Amazon.com that the Extended Editions are now available for pre-order! Link. $83.99. Nice looking box IMO.
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The highly-awaited extended version of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy hasn't been formally announced yet, but it definitely is coming closer, as it just came up for preorder. List price is set at $119.98 (current Amazon price is $83.99). Reportedly, this limited deluxe set will include nine special features DVDs with "over 26 hours of spellbinding behind-the-moviemaking material including the rare Costa Botes documentaries."

Release date is not fixed yet; Amazon cautiously alerts that it may come out in 2011 or even 2012.

You can see a trailer for the Limited Extended Edition here.


Thanks to forum members "kitfisto92" and "TheBlufather."

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5974
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nine special features DVDs

Looks like they forgot what format they're releasing this on.
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Finally!! I just hope the release date is sometime soon.

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Looks like they forgot what format they're releasing this on.

Well when they say 9 DVDs that would make sense as that is how much special features there has been to date. 2 discs per extended edition = 6 discs, plus the 3 Costa Botes documentaries is another 3 discs for a total of 9.

It would be nice if they just ported them all to 2 or 3 blu-ray's but to save $$$ they might just reprint the dvd's.
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Finally!! I just hope the release date is sometime soon.

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Looks like they forgot what format they're releasing this on.

Well when they say 9 DVDs that would make sense as that is how much special features there has been to date. 2 discs per extended edition = 6 discs, plus the 3 Costa Botes documentaries is another 3 discs for a total of 9.

It would be nice if they just ported them all to 2 or 3 blu-ray's but to save $$$ they might just reprint the dvd's.

But keep in mind none of the special features are gonna be in high def. This was all behind the scenes stuff shot 10+ years ago on minidv tape. They might have high def footage of some of the interviews though.
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Yeah they should do that, print all those extra features on BDs in 720p or heck even in 480p... we don't even know if they will have each movie on two or single BD.

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Yeah they should do that, print all those extra features on BDs in 720p or heck even in 480p... we don't even know if they will have each movie on two or single BD.

The alien anthology was mostly SD, this is just warner cheeping out
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I'd settle for no extras if it meant a full-on proper treatment of PQ. Skip the bread and potatoes, give me the MEAT!
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A little dissapointed in the Special Feature discs being DVD, but I would be interested in knowing if much of the behind the scenes material was shot with HD equipment. I am guessing much of it was shot was on SD broadcast quality cameras. Remember these movies where shot nearly ten years ago now and HD was still not common place. Though it would be nice if they could squeeze those SD special features down to two BD50s with SD content.

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Hope this isn't old news but I just received an email from Amazon.com that the Extended Editions are now available for pre-order! Link. $83.99. Nice looking box IMO.

Yeah, I got that email as well .. still undecided if I want it at $84 bucks .. looks nice .. may wait for it to actually come out and see what folks think about it ..

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I really have no opinion about the all the extras. I have them already so these will probably never be watched.

But I am very disappointed if the below is correct:

The Quest Is Over: All three extended versions in dazzling 1080p and DTS HD-MA 5.1 Audio.

The dvd versions were 6.1 and were definitely reference material back in the day. Going back to 5.1 is a step back in my opinion.

I know that many if not most have 5.1 systems, but I do have a 7.1.
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if it was 6.1 than the matrixed information will be there still
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I personally don't like the idea of cramming hours of standard definition content onto a Blu-ray. Leave SD on a DVD. Blu-ray needs to be high def, and I don't think they want even a handful of consumers pointing out how any Blu-ray looks just like DVD.

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if it was 6.1 than the matrixed information will be there still

Theatric Blurays were playing DTS ES 6.1 for me, not DTS HD MASTER 7.1?
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I wouldn't trust the Amazon specs at this point. They still have many blu-ray titles listed as having only AC-3. Plus it is early with no official release date yet...I doubt the studio has released full specs yet.

I doubt it will be 5.1 as the BD TE release was 6.1. The DVD set went from 5.1 to 6.1 for the EE, so I would think 7.1.....but at least the same 6.1 as the BD TE.

As for the special features, I might be one of the few who has watched ALL 6 discs several times over So I would like to see them in HD on BD. At very least, scale them properly and condense them down to one disc per movie instead of two. I think the minimal special features that came with the BD TE set were on BD discs.....though I'd have to check to see if they were still in SD or not.

Most of all, I truly hope that they get the transfer right this time. The BD TE's were still much better than the DVD's and they get better through the trilogy. But I miss the EE's and I would like to see them done right.

I do wonder about the use of the word "Limited." Are they saying that this is a limited edition release....or that set has only limited extra content compared to the next set that could be released after the hobbit films
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