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ozar's Avatar ozar 08:02 PM 06-10-2012
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Originally Posted by JMCecil View Post

Let me add that this is a very large collection of materials and has tremendous packaging. I found this as a huge step up from the widescreen DVD versions I own.

Right... I've watched the LOTR trilogy more than any other movie in my entire lifetime and still never get tired of seeing it. This collection has a huge amount of repeat viewing value, so the $49 spent for this set was well worth it for me, and of course I'll buy the next release if it is an improvement over this collection.

mtbdudex's Avatar mtbdudex 02:58 AM 10-08-2012
Me, I went the "cheap" route and got "The Lord Of The Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Theatre Edition (Blu-ray)" for $9.95 each @ Walmart as upgrade to my DVD's, started watching them with my 3 kids just last night.
I do have the (3) Extended Edition (Blu-ray)'s in my Netflix que, will watch those in future maybe over Thanksgiving.

I could not find the extended triligoy set for less than $76, $46 I'll spend elsewhere, how'd it go for $49??
I'd get it if that cheap.
SbWillie's Avatar SbWillie 07:28 AM 10-08-2012
Other than the green tint armageddon I've seen on the forum is the theatrical version of FOTR that much of a step down??
edfowler's Avatar edfowler 02:20 PM 10-08-2012
yes, it is
PTAaron's Avatar PTAaron 09:33 PM 10-08-2012
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Me, I went the "cheap" route and got "The Lord Of The Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: Theatre Edition (Blu-ray)" for $9.95 each @ Walmart as upgrade to my DVD's, started watching them with my 3 kids just last night.
I do have the (3) Extended Edition (Blu-ray)'s in my Netflix que, will watch those in future maybe over Thanksgiving.
I could not find the extended triligoy set for less than $76, $46 I'll spend elsewhere, how'd it go for $49??
I'd get it if that cheap.
I haven't watched it yet - but I got it for $49 as well... go over to bluray.com and set up a price tracker to alert you when it drops to below $50, that is what I did wink.gif
mgkdragn's Avatar mgkdragn 07:44 AM 10-09-2012
I picked up my extended edition boxed set at Amazon for $48.00 with free shipping .. drop it in your cart and watch the price ..

It was one of the best things I've ever bought for 48 bucks ..
vrait's Avatar vrait 04:32 PM 10-10-2012
I just bought the theatrical versions for $30. I'm not spending an extra $20-$40, for a few extra scenes..
mgkdragn's Avatar mgkdragn 08:41 AM 10-11-2012
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Originally Posted by vrait View Post

I just bought the theatrical versions for $30. I'm not spending an extra $20-$40, for a few extra scenes..

There is quite a bit of additional footage in the Extended Box set .. as well as a wealth of other material .. 15 disks ..
secondhander's Avatar secondhander 09:01 AM 10-11-2012
The 3 versions of LOTR blu-ray length times breaks down like this:


Theatrical Blu-ray Release

Fellowship of the Ring 178 min
Two Towers 179 min
Return of the King 201 min

Total Time: 558 min

Extended Edition Blu-ray INDIVIDUAL Releases

Fellowship of the Ring 208 min
Two Towers 223 min
Return of the King 251 min

Total Time: 682 min (124 min of additional footage)

Extended Edition Blu-ray BOX SET

Fellowship of the Ring 228 min
Two Towers 236 min
Return of the King 263 min

Total Time: 727 min (169 min of additional footage)


I waited it out for the extended box set and feel it's unbeatable.
mgkdragn's Avatar mgkdragn 09:10 AM 10-11-2012
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Originally Posted by secondhander View Post

The 3 versions of LOTR blu-ray length times breaks down like this:
Theatrical Blu-ray Release
Fellowship of the Ring 178 min
Two Towers 179 min
Return of the King 201 min
Total Time: 558 min
Extended Edition Blu-ray INDIVIDUAL Releases
Fellowship of the Ring 208 min
Two Towers 223 min
Return of the King 251 min
Total Time: 682 min (124 min of additional footage)
Extended Edition Blu-ray BOX SET
Fellowship of the Ring 228 min
Two Towers 236 min
Return of the King 263 min
Total Time: 727 min (169 min of additional footage)
I waited it out for the extended box set and feel it's unbeatable.

You and me both .. it's an incredible set and the additional footage really adds ..
Spassvogel42's Avatar Spassvogel42 10:02 PM 12-31-2012

I finally cracked open this set and immediately put in Return of the King. On disc 2 just after the ghosts attack the ship it cuts to a scene with Frodo and Gollum and it looks grainy has all get-out. Was the movie always that way and I'm just not remembering?
highdefav1's Avatar highdefav1 07:44 PM 01-02-2013
If anyone is interested, Target has the BD EE's on sale for $9 a piece through 1/5/12. These are the movies only and each movie is two discs. These are exclusive to Target, so you will not find them anywhere else in this format (movies only and no bonus material, except for some small commentary).

I bought the EE boxed sets of each movie when they came out on DVD and never really watched the bonus footage, so this fit the bill (no pun intended) for me!
Lastblade's Avatar Lastblade 11:53 AM 01-03-2013
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Originally Posted by secondhander View Post

Extended Edition Blu-ray INDIVIDUAL Releases
Fellowship of the Ring 208 min
Two Towers 223 min
Return of the King 251 min
Total Time: 682 min (124 min of additional footage)
Extended Edition Blu-ray BOX SET
Fellowship of the Ring 228 min
Two Towers 236 min
Return of the King 263 min
Total Time: 727 min (169 min of additional footage)
I waited it out for the extended box set and feel it's unbeatable.

What are the differences between the individual EE blurays compared to the EE boxset? I like the original EE DVD set so I planned to buy the Target individual EE's.
highdefav1's Avatar highdefav1 12:36 PM 01-03-2013
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Originally Posted by Lastblade View Post

What are the differences between the individual EE blurays compared to the EE boxset? I like the original EE DVD set so I planned to buy the Target individual EE's.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of content (long movie). One would have to put two TV's side by side, one hooked up to a BD and one to a DVD and start both at the same time.

My guess is that there is no difference in content between the EE BD and EE DVD, aside from SQ and PQ.

Just noticed you were asking about the EE BD and the EE BD Boxed set. I would have thought they would have been the exact same. I can't imagine they would release multiple EE's. But since there is $$$ involved, you never know.
Lastblade's Avatar Lastblade 12:38 PM 01-03-2013
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Originally Posted by highdefav1 View Post

Unfortunately, there is a lot of content (long movie). One would have to put two TV's side by side, one hooked up to a BD and one to a DVD and start both at the same time.
My guess is that there is no difference in content between the EE BD and EE DVD, aside from SQ and PQ.

Thank you! I guess I should have picked up the Bluray Boxset earlier when it was $40.
highdefav1's Avatar highdefav1 12:45 PM 01-03-2013
It's on Amazon for $58 and I think BB still price matches Amazon. I stopped by BB earlier today and they had it for $100....ouch.

I spent $27 on the Target ones.
reconlabtech's Avatar reconlabtech 12:51 PM 01-03-2013
Saw it in Best Buy for $49.95 over the holidays. That's what I paid for mine last year thanks to an alert from SlickDeals.
SbWillie's Avatar SbWillie 04:59 PM 01-03-2013
So is the PQ on the EE versions that much better than the theatrical versions on BR ?!?! I was not that impressed with the theatrical versions I just bought.
Super3Goku's Avatar Super3Goku 08:34 AM 02-28-2013
Amazing i love these movies!!!!
audiofan1's Avatar audiofan1 12:28 AM 09-23-2013
Finally got these last month ! as Amazon made me an offer I couldn't refuse biggrin.gif and after holding out to see if they would indeed be worth purchasing for the 3rd time! Its good to see they were despite the green tint I'd read about in the FOTR which wasn't as distracting as I thought it would be but on to the EE and the treat I got as I had only purchased the EE of the TT on the DVD releases. The extra footage for many reasons filled in gaps and only enhanced my enjoyment by giving new depth to the story and captivated my attention that much more! As of last night I finished ROTK and after the 4 hour + movie I was a little sad it was over, my gosh the grays where beautiful and the climatic battle was a true crescendo and down right frightening at times!

Great review Ralph and I couldn't agree more as this being the most complete movie experience to be had wink.gif
Ralph Potts's Avatar Ralph Potts 02:12 AM 09-23-2013
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

Finally got these last month ! as Amazon made me an offer I couldn't refuse biggrin.gif and after holding out to see if they would indeed be worth purchasing for the 3rd time! Its good to see they were despite the green tint I'd read about in the FOTR which wasn't as distracting as I thought it would be but on to the EE and the treat I got as I had only purchased the EE of the TT on the DVD releases. The extra footage for many reasons filled in gaps and only enhanced my enjoyment by giving new depth to the story and captivated my attention that much more! As of last night I finished ROTK and after the 4 hour + movie I was a little sad it was over, my gosh the grays where beautiful and the climatic battle was a true crescendo and down right frightening at times!

Great review Ralph and I couldn't agree more as this being the most complete movie experience to be had wink.gif


Greetings,

Better late than never audiofan1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.. smile.gif


Regards,
r9800pro 09:59 AM 09-07-2014
Amazon.com had this great set for $37.99 back in July and I've placed an order for it and Saving Private Ryan but still it didn't arrive. I am shipping internationally to Egypt and my estimated delivery date was Sept. 5 (which is longer than Amazon's promised 12-16 days for Exoedited Intl. Shipping so they refunded me the shipping cost). I've contacted Amazon but unfortunately the LOTR EE disc set is currently out of stock. I was shocked but it shows "Item Under Review" in the product page:

Edit: can't post links yet but you can check Amazon.com


They asked me to wait till Monday then they can send a replacement for SPR and refund LOTR EE and I don't know what to do.
I really want the LOTR EE set but have no idea when it will be back in stock and a refund will not do any good for me because $37.99 was the lowest price ever for the set.


Any advice would be much appreciated.
TheStorm50 06:25 PM 09-10-2014
Just did a marathon of the EE's a while back. Talk about a chore.
Bigalka 08:17 PM 12-01-2014
just bought the collection from amazon for 29.99$
genesim 03:46 PM 12-10-2014
I saw it in Best Buy for $29.99. I feel there is still a lot of stock out there for the bluray copies.
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