One BluRay Set to Rule Them All

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  1. Prowl

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    Exactly why I didn't buy the last set. Hopefully the fix the transfer for Fellowship on this. The Digital Noise Reduction on the regular sets Fellowship was pretty annoying. Either way, this is the set I've been waiting for.
     
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    Proof that waiting pays off. :) 
     
  4. Prowl

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    Didn't see a release date, but I didn't look carefully. Hope it's this year, but Amazon seldom lists releases that are a year from release.
     
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    Must......have.....this.
     
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    Release date TBA according to the table showing DVD releases further down the page.
     
  7. Prowl

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    I will still be impatient :lol 
     
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    and in the darkness of the man cave bind them?

    seriously good news for those who have bluray players.
     
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    This is one set I will rebuy even though I have it on DVD.
    I wonder why they released the theatrical editions at all.

    I didn't see a release date either.
     
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    As tempting as it is to get them, I already have the extended editions on DVD and have watched them once.
     
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    is there much of a difference in the blu ray versions?
     
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    Hooray, I love the extended version of LOTR I will definitely be buying this.
     
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    I love LOTR and think the extended editions are great. I've watched them many times (which reminds me, it's about time for another viewing!) However, I'm not so sure I'll be getting this. First of all I don't have a blu-ray player yet but like Ironhide4 said, would there really be a huge difference? Don't almost all blu-ray players upscale regular DVD's anyway?
     
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    Preordered one for myself and one as a Christmas gift for my Dad; no release date, but I'm assuming it will be released for the holidays this year. This is probably the only movie set I like enough to re-buy on Blu-Ray, so I'm picking it up even though I already have the DVDs.
     
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    Yes, they usually upscale, but it's a world of difference if you have a 1080p capable tv. Upscaling a 704x480 DVD to 1920x1080 is not the same as watching the 1080p BR - assuming that LOTR was shot digitally (and I would be surprised if it weren't), you would see a massive difference. Even film transfers to BR (if done right) can show an incredible difference.
     
  16. Joe Moore

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    LOTR was shot on film. 35 mm film holds mire information than any digital cameras used. Digital will eliminate film grain, but will only ever be scalable to the pixel dimensions of the camera used.

    Watch a blu-ray like Wizard of Oz or John Carpenter's The Thing for excellent examples of perfect film transfers.
     
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    And Alien, that transfer is amazing. As for LOTR, I'm going to wait for the Ultimate Edition, with new scenes.
     
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    LOLOLOLOLOL.

    I was one of the saps that bought the last Bluray set, y'know, the 'normal' theatrical release.

    To be fair, each film is on 2 discs (film on Blu, extras on DVD) and I think the extras are comprehensive enough, and honestly, I wouldn't want to watch any more than the theatrical running time anyway...

    But you know what that last paragraph sounds like? A guy trying to justify the fact that he got suckered by damn movie studios who release their shit twice.

    On intital release, I fucking bought Watchmen. I fucking bought Avatar. I fucking bought LOTR. WILL I EVER LEARN?

    Signs point to 'no'...
     
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    I held off buying Watchmen when I heard of the Ultimate Edition, which contains the Directors Cut with the additional Tales of the Black Freighter cut into the relevant points.

    Unfortunately it was never released here, only separately as the Directors Cut and Tales of the Black Freighter, thankfully the US Blu-Ray edition is region free and I had $25 coupon for Amazon.com so I grabbed that set. Still to find the time to watch it though :lol 
     
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    'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy - Limited Edition Extended Editions' Blu-ray Details | High-Def Digest

    - Release date: June 28, 2011
    - 15 Disc set (6 Blu-Rays, 9 DVD's)

     

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