Lord Of The Rings Separate Blu Rays £6.95 Each @ Base + Quidco - HotUKDeals
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banned#1
Getting cheaper! £5 a piece and I might buy, not being a huge LOTR fan...
#2
It's cheap, but I don't see the point as it's the Theatrical Version.

I'd wait for the Extended editions...
#3
great price!
#4
surely it makes the trilogy £20.85 not £21.85! :-D
#5
Hmmm that's cheap but I'd rather have them in the boxset. The box of the trilogy is still pretty much £28-£30 everywhere online at the moment. Maybe I'll just take the plunge and buy it, getting a new 37" TV for my birthday on wednesday and I can't wait to finally watch them in HD.
#6
Oh how the price falls when they realise that they're not shifting. Why? Because the people that would go out and buy this in their droves are waiting for the full, extended edition to be released and don't want to be fobbed off with the theatrical version.

I'll happily buy the Blu Ray version when they release it properly ...
#7
Until they bring out the extended versions on blu-ray, I'll pass. That said, I'd probably pay a fiver to watch the Return of the King in high-def...
#8
cdm22
surely it makes the trilogy £20.85 not £21.85! :-D


- 4% Quidco = £20:05p (Approx) ?
#9
cdm22
surely it makes the trilogy £20.85 not £21.85! :-D


Sorry i'm stoned :-D
#10
There's A RAT in sepArate.
#11
reddragon105
There's A RAT in sepArate.


:whistling:
#12
adsldave
Sorry i'm stoned :-D


:shock: shocking behaviour!! :-D
#13
adsldave
Sorry i'm stoned :-D


Did you mention Jehovah? :-D
#14
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p91/adsldave/S356.jpg
#15
With Bluray technology they could have easily put the theatrical and extended versions together on each disc, but as usual we all get ripped off :x

Good deal but let's hang onto our cash for the full versions!:thumbsup:
#16
adsldave
Sorry i'm stoned :-D


Probably the best deal on this website... im drunk :/
#17
Iarwain
Hmmm that's cheap but I'd rather have them in the boxset. The box of the trilogy is still pretty much £28-£30 everywhere online at the moment. Maybe I'll just take the plunge and buy it, getting a new 37" TV for my birthday on wednesday and I can't wait to finally watch them in HD.


why pay £8 for a slipcase as thats all it is.

but as i and others are thinking - its not worth getting these versions, and its clear that online sites expected better sales and preordered too many. it might mean the extendeds get released sooner.
#18
my wife owes me a copy of LOTR extended (un-butchered) version on DVD, so I've told her to get the bluray instead... said it was no good buying the standard ones as there's too much missing.
#19
Hot, might get these as I don't want the bloated extended editions.
#20
Agreed, these are a lot tighter and if you ask most people who don't generally live on the internets (most people) what are the differences they won't have a clue. Course you have the odd uber geek who will tell you everything.
#21
Wasa matter Mr Dastardly Double Dippin' Distributor can't shift 'em? Try poundland and I'll be there.
#22
damn, i just bought 1 and 2 for £8 at HMV yesterday.
#23
al-animal
damn, i just bought 1 and 2 for £8 at HMV yesterday.
Depending on where you got them from, cancel the order online or take em back to the shop.
#24
alasrati
Depending on where you got them from, cancel the order online or take em back to the shop.


even sealed my local wont take dvds back unless you make a fuss!zero chance if opened!!the staff take it real personal!!
#25
Jim N
With Bluray technology they could have easily put the theatrical and extended versions together on each disc, but as usual we all get ripped off :x:



No argument from me on that it woulda at least been good to have the choice of editions, but as for both being on the same disc? As is, each disc is only just shy of 50gb - I've seen 1:1 copies available to download on Newsgroup sites. Therefore to include both editions on the exact same disc would mean a huge reduction (>50%) in video bitrate.
#26
Iarwain
Hmmm that's cheap but I'd rather have them in the boxset. The box of the trilogy is still pretty much £28-£30 everywhere online at the moment. Maybe I'll just take the plunge and buy it, getting a new 37" TV for my birthday on wednesday and I can't wait to finally watch them in HD.


I saw the box set in HMV, it has 3 slimline Blu-rays, whereas individually it the normal sized box. The only thing you seem to get extra is the sleeve, not as if you are getting an extra disc with the box set.

The 3 films would have to be £10-£15 before I'd pick them up, as I'm happy to wait for extended set otherwise.

jambooboo
No argument from me on that it woulda at least been good to have the choice of editions, but as for both being on the same disc? As is, each disc is only just shy of 50gb - I've seen 1:1 copies available to download on Newsgroup sites. Therefore to include both editions on the exact same disc would mean a huge reduction (>50%) in video bitrate.

Not necessarily blu-ray is a lot more clever technology than DVD, so they could have the full extended version on th disc but through a choice in the menu only show the selective scenes.
#27
Return of the king is no longer on the website.
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jambooboo
No argument from me on that it woulda at least been good to have the choice of editions, but as for both being on the same disc? As is, each disc is only just shy of 50gb - I've seen 1:1 copies available to download on Newsgroup sites. Therefore to include both editions on the exact same disc would mean a huge reduction (>50%) in video bitrate.
I suppose if the theatrical is 50GB and they fit the extended on one disc, that might mean a reduction but not >50%. Here is why.

The theatrical version is a subset of the extended version: that is to say, there is nothing in the theatrical version that isn't also in the extended version. Blu Ray (and DVD) has something called seamless branching, where the production company can set points in the film where it branches off depending upon which version you have selected in the menu. This happens completely automatically and is unnoticeable (hence seamless).

You could think of this like an mp3 playlist. More than one playlist can use the same song: you don't need a copy of each song for each playlist that uses it.

So they could put all the scenes on the disc and when it gets to a point where you either have to watch an extended/extra scene or go to the next scene, it would automatically jump to the right place depending upon what you chose in the menu at the beginning.

But they won't because they want to screw everyone for twice as much money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamless_branching
#29
imdave
Not necessarily blu-ray is a lot more clever technology than DVD, so they could have the full extended version on th disc but through a choice in the menu only show the selective scenes.


Yeah, I for some reason didn't think of that.

alasrati
I suppose if the theatrical is 50GB and they fit the extended on one disc, that might mean a reduction but not >50%. Here is why.

The theatrical version is a subset of the extended version: that is to say, there is nothing in the theatrical version that isn't also in the extended version. Blu Ray (and DVD) has something called seamless branching, where the production company can set points in the film where it branches off depending upon which version you have selected in the menu. This happens completely automatically and is unnoticeable (hence seamless).

You could think of this like an mp3 playlist. More than one playlist can use the same song: you don't need a copy of each song for each playlist that uses it.

So they could put all the scenes on the disc and when it gets to a point where you either have to watch an extended/extra scene or go to the next scene, it would automatically jump to the right place depending upon what you chose in the menu at the beginning.

But they won't because they want to screw everyone for twice as much money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamless_branching


Very well explained!
#30
Back up to £13.95 and £14.95. I'd been dithering whether to get these and sell them on when the 'proper' versions came out, but I probably wouldn't have gotten around to watching them.

Guess this makes my mind up for me...

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