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post #211 of 231
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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.
post #212 of 231
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.
post #213 of 231
Other than the green tint armageddon I've seen on the forum is the theatrical version of FOTR that much of a step down??
post #214 of 231
yes, it is
post #215 of 231
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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
post #216 of 231
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 ..
post #217 of 231
I just bought the theatrical versions for $30. I'm not spending an extra $20-$40, for a few extra scenes..
post #218 of 231
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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 ..
post #219 of 231
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.
post #220 of 231
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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 ..
post #221 of 231
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?
post #222 of 231
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!
post #223 of 231
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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.
post #224 of 231
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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.
post #225 of 231
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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.
post #226 of 231
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.
post #227 of 231
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.
post #228 of 231
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.
post #229 of 231
Amazing i love these movies!!!!
post #230 of 231
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
post #231 of 231
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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,
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